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 Repealed 2001/2004
1988 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Gilman, American singer (One Voice), born in Westerly, Rhode Island
Born in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • James "Hamish" Hamilton, British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
  • Tom Burtt, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-arm bowler in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies at 73

About May 24, 1988

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 35 years and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Try - George Michael
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg