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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

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? 36 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer