On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1990

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!"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • 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
  • June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), dies at 64
1990 Highlights

About June 21, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer