On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1988

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 passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality. Repealed 2001/2004

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Gilman, American singer (One Voice), born in Westerly, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • James "Hamish" Hamilton, British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
  • Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
1988 Highlights

About May 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini