On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1983

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer & Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81
  • Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
1983 Highlights

About April 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus