On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1988

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 Deaths

  • Virginia Farmer, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
1988 Highlights

About May 19, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus