On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1986

Historical Events

Sports History

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 fails to achieve orbit

Sports History

NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game


Famous Birthdays

  • Poppy Delevingne, British model and actress (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

  • American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), dies at 72
1986 Highlights

About May 3, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
  • UK #1 Song: A Different Corner - George Michael