What Happened on May 3, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
  • Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
  • NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game

Famous Weddings

  • Actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain), dies at 72