On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1990

Historical Events

Music Concert

Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium, New York City

  • Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Cure, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo headline; other performers include Sinead O'Connor, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Del Amitri, Flaco Jiminez, Hothouse flowers, and World Party

  • Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • MLB Atlanta Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox

United Nations Speech

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position


Famous Deaths

  • Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
1990 Highlights

About June 22, 1990

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer