What Happened on May 19, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
  • Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Lily Cole, English model/actress

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90