On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1988

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Driessler, German organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, dies at 79
  • Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family, dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, dies at 79
1988 Highlights

About May 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus