May 24, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute
  • Section 28 is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality. Repealed 2001/2004.

Deaths in History

  • James "Hamish" Hamilton, British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87