On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

Argentina surrenders to Great Britain on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands
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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
  • Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

Famous Birthdays

  • Brock Gillespie, American basketball player (CB Ciudad de Valladolid), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • J. B. Holmes, American golfer (British Open 2016 3rd; 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet, born in Denigomodu, Nauru
  • Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon

Famous Deaths

  • Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies