Today in History for 24th May 1988

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1

- Billy Gilman, American singer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

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

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