What Happened on May 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
  • Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
  • Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, dies at 79