On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 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 and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81
  • Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72