What happened this day in history May 24, 1988

What are the important events that happened on May 24, 1988? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 24, 1988: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 24, 1988 is the 145th day of the year 1988 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 11, 1988 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 9,673,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $101.05. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 24, 1988 Historical Events

  • 1988
    Section 28 of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
  • 1988
    The fourth game of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins had to end in a tie because of a power failure. The Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup with a 6-3 victory in game 5.

Who were born on May 24, 1988?

  • 1988
    Artem Anisimov, Russian hockey player
  • 1988
    Billy Gilman, American singer
  • 1988
    Monica Lin Brown, American soldier

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