What Happened on April 26, 1983

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time

NFL Draft

NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback John Elway first pick by Baltimore Colts

  • San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Lynch, American prisoner of war (served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. and allied forces), born in Palestine, Wirt County, West Virginia
  • José María López, Argentine racing driver (2014–2016 World Touring Car Champion), born in Río Tercero, Argentina
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislaw Kaper, Polish-American Academy Award-winning film composer (Green Dolphin Street; Lili; The Brothers Karamazov), dies at 81
  • Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72

About April 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

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