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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

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

1987 Highlights

About June 22, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer