- Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
- May 11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
- Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica.
- Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
- Oct 3 O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
- Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
- Dec 14 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
On December 30, 1995
- Jan 4 María Isabel, Spanish singer
- Jan 4 Harry Skinner, English skiier
- Jan 12 Laurel McGoff, American singer
- Feb 8 Jordan Todosey, Canadian actress
- Mar 23 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian Pianist