On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
  • NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass

Famous Deaths

  • Cedric Belfrage, English writer and journalist (co-founder of National Guardian), dies at 85