What Happened on April 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
  • San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Lynch, American P.O.W.
  • José María López, Argentine racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
  • Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72