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

1987 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Dempsie, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in Liverpool, England
Born in 1987

Famous Deaths

Fred AstaireFred Astaire (1899-1987)

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

About June 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: Star Trekkin' - The Firm