I took a moment to look up when Father’s Day began and found it wasn’t officially designated as a nationwide event until 1972 ( footnote: the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1910). A quick look through the must-have Complete Book of Covers From The New Yorker (Knopf, 1989) led me to the above beauty, dated June 15, 1987, by one of the magazine’s cartoon gods, the great Edward Koren. Surprising that the magazine took so long to tie-in Dad’s Day with a cover? Yes, and no. It’s entirely possible there’s an earlier non-official Father’s Day New Yorker cover, but the day’s more than half-done and the blank page awaits.
Personal History: David Sipress & His Father & Baseball