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

Sports History

Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

Famous Deaths

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

About May 19, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg