What Happened in April 1995

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

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Apr 2 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 2 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • Apr 2 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Apr 2 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • Apr 2 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
  • Apr 2 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

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Apr 2 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78

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Apr 3 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Apr 6 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • Apr 8 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Jason Titley aboard Royal Athlete wins
  • Apr 9 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 9 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 10 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Apr 10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • Apr 13 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 14 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

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Apr 16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11
  • Apr 18 Houston Post folds after 116 years

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Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Apr 19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • Apr 21 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
  • Apr 22 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Apr 22 1995 NFL Draft: Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 23 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship

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Apr 23 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Apr 24 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • Apr 24 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • Apr 25 "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 26 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • Apr 27 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Apr 28 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
  • Apr 28 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • Apr 29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 30 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • Apr 30 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Apr 30 "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Apr 30 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close
  • Apr 30 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Paulie Litt, American actor
  • Apr 23 Gigi Hadid [Jelena Noura Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 28 Melanie Martinez, American singer-songwriter (Cry Baby), born in Queens, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Apr 22 "Extra" TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • Apr 1 Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Johnny Nicholss, footballer, dies at 63
  • Apr 1 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • Apr 1 Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 2 Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90
  • Apr 2 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Apr 3 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer, dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • Apr 4 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • Apr 4 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist, dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Priscilla Lane, actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies at 77
  • Apr 4 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • Apr 6 Vieno J Sukselainen, PM of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • Apr 7 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • Apr 9 James Bullock, colliery manager, dies at 92
  • Apr 10 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • Apr 10 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • Apr 10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • Apr 10 Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • Apr 10 Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
  • Apr 10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • Apr 12 Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist, dies at 77
  • Apr 13 Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
  • Apr 14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, jungian analyst educator, dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Denis Harding, soldier, dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
  • Apr 16 Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
  • Apr 16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • Apr 16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • Apr 17 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
  • Apr 17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • Apr 18 Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies
  • Apr 19 "King" Herbert Whitaker, tenor sax, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 Igor Hajek, translator/writer, dies at 64
  • Apr 19 J Peter Grace Jr, CEO (W R Grace), dies from cancer at 81
  • Apr 19 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70
  • Apr 20 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies
  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 20 Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
  • Apr 20 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 21 Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • Apr 22 Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 22 Maggie Kuhn, activist (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • Apr 23 John Stennis, (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • Apr 23 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Robert Selby Taylor, bishop, dies at 86
  • Apr 24 Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Francis Henry Smith, librarian, dies at 85

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Apr 25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz, film director, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88
  • Apr 27 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • Apr 28 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67
  • Apr 28 Henry C Rogers, press Agent, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • Apr 29 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator, dies at 57
  • Apr 29 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, dies at 79
  • Apr 30 Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
  • Apr 30 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival king, dies at 34