On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1983

Historical Events

  • Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida), for mating for STS-8
  • Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
  • Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
  • US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf

Famous Birthdays

  • Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1983 Highlights

About July 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo