Today in history on June 22,
- 1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
- 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- 1986 The controversial Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century also by Maradona. Argentina would win 2-1 and go on to win the world cup.
- 1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
1. Hand Of God
Probably everyone must have heard about the “Hand of God”. So this tops our list of iconic World Cup goals. In the World Cup of 1986 Diego Maradona from Argentina scored a fantastic header to take the lead in the quarterfinals. It was later found out in the replay that the goal was scored with the hand. This was one of the historical moments of the football