What Happened on May 24th, 1988

Day of Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute
  • Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom (prohibiting promotion of homosexuality). Repealed 2001/2004

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Gilman, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
  • Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies