On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1987

Historical Events

  • A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people
  • The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals

Sports History

Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Dempsie, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire [Austerlitz], American stage and screen tap dancer, singer ("Night And Day"; "Cheek To Cheek"; "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"), and actor (Royal Wedding; Easter Parade; Swingtime), dies of pneumonia at 88

1987 Highlights

About June 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer