On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

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
  • Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFred Astaire

Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire