10 November 1951- Sir Hugh Beaver, who was Chairman of the Guinness Brewery, was out hunting game birds in Ireland, when he misses a shot at a golden plover. Sir Huge wonders if the golden plover could be the fastest game bird found in Europe, but he cannot find a book to answer the question.
August 1954- Sir Huge Beaver contacts Norris and Ross McWhirter, who were sports journalists, provided facts and figures to the newspaper on Fleet Street in London. They were asked by Sir Hugh to compile what was then known as the Guinness Book of Records.
27 August 1955- The very first edition of The Guinness Book of World Records is bound and released in the UK. It then became a best seller for Christmas that year.
1956- The first US editions of the book are published.
1963- The first German edition is published.
1968- The first Swedish, Finnish and Italian editions are published.
1996- Guinness World Records opens its office in New York.
1999- The 2000 edition of Guinness World Records is printed in one single run of 2,402,000 copies, which made it the largest single print run of a color case-bound book that was in color.
2000- www.guinnessworldrecords.com launches.
2003- 100,000,000th copy of Guinness World Records is sold!
2005- First Annual Guinness World Record Day takes place.
2010- Guinness World Records opens an office in Tokyo, Japan.
2012- Guinness World Records opens office in Beijing, China.
2015- Hamburger Harry appeared in the record books for largest burger memorabilia collection in the 2016 edition.
2016- Hamburger Harry appeared in the record books for largest burger memorabilia collection in the 2017 edition
1999- The largest burger patty is created weighing 2.74 metric tons.
2012- The most hamburgers assembled in one hour is 2,220 and was achieved by Caterpillar Torreón in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.
2014- The Record for most burgers eaten in 3 minutes was set by Takeru Kobayashi in Italy eating 12 burgers.
2015- Jack in the Box makes the largest coupon voucher advertising a buy one get
one free. The coupon hung over 8 stories tall.
2015 – Hamburger Harry earned a place in the renowned Guinness Book of World Records in the category of largest collection of hamburger related items in the 2016 edition on page 98.
2016 – Again… Hamburger Harry earned a place in the renowned Guinness Book of World Records in the category of largest collection of hamburger related items in the 2017 edition, and he has a full feature located on page 93. Among the many artifacts found in his collection is the world famous Hamburger Harley, the Good Burger Mobile from the 1997 movie Good Burger and the Cheeseburger Waterbed.