On This Day

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
  • Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

Historic Event

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
1984 Highlights

About June 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer