What Happened on June 22, 1984

Historical Events

  • Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
  • Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Weather Report, The Smiths, and Black Uhuru headline; other performers include: Ian Dury, Joan Baez, The Waterboys, Fela Kuti, General Public, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, Christy Moore, Brass Construction, The Staple Singers, Billy Bragg, and Amazulu,
  • Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

Event of Interest

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways commences operations with flight from Gatwick to Newark

1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18; FedEx Cup 2020), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player (Davis Cup 2010), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • (Dillwyn) "Dill" Jones, Welsh jazz stride pianist, dies of throat cancer at 60
  • Joseph Losey, American theatre and film director (The Damned: The Servant; Accident; The Go-Between), dies at 75

About June 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Reflex - Duran Duran
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood