Today in History for August 1995

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
2nd - Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties so the royal Family
3rd - CNN en Espanol premieres
4th - Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
4th - Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
5th - The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
5th - 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
6th - "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
6th - Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
6th - Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
6th - Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city
Mushroom cloud over HiroshimaMushroom cloud over Hiroshima 8th - Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
9th - South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
10th - Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
12th - Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
Golfer and PGA Champion Steve ElkingtonGolfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington 13th - 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif
13th - Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
13th - 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
14th - Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
14th - Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
15th - Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
17th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
18th - Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
19th - After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
19th - Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
19th - Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
20th - "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 20th - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
20th - Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
21st - US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
22nd - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
23rd - Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
23rd - Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
24th - Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
24th - Windows 95 debuts
25th - Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
25th - Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
26th - Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs v Glamorgan
26th - Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
27th - "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
27th - 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 27th - 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
27th - Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
28th - Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
28th - Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
28th - Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
29th - NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
30th - Cable News Network joins internet
30th - Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
30th - 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

5th - Devo Keenan American cellist
8th - Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer
18th - Parker McKenna Posey, American actress
24th - Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael SchumacherFormula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher (1st) 1st - F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany
7th - Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson
8th - "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 104

1st - Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
1st - Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
2nd - Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
2nd - Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80
3rd - Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer, dies at 79
3rd - Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
3rd - Ida Lupino, actress/director (Hard Way, High Sierra), dies at 77
3rd - Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
3rd - Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
3rd - Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
4th - Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
4th - J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies
5th - Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
5th - Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
6th - Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
6th - Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer, dies at 77
7th - Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
7th - Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
8th - David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
9th - Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
9th - John Schofield, journalist, dies at 29
9th - Willem Noordhoek, photographer, dies at 78
10th - Fay Honey Knopp, activist, dies at 76
10th - Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist, dies at 81
11th - Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
11th - Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
11th - Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81
11th - Phil Harris, American actor/singer, dies of heart failure at 91
11th - Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
12th - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker, dies at 68
13th - Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
13th - Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle (13th) 13th - Mickey Mantle, baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
13th - Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
13th - Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
14th - Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
15th - Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
15th - Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86
15th - Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
16th - John Cameron Swayze, news anchor (NBC), dies at 89
16th - John Priestly McCartjy, detroit DJ, dies at 62
16th - Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
17th - David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
17th - Howard Koch, screenwriter, dies at 92
17th - Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90
17th - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
17th - Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (b. 1933)
18th - James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66
18th - Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer, dies at 39
19th - Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
19th - Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
20th - Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
20th - John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63
20th - Paul Foster, singer, dies at 75
20th - Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
20th - Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
20th - William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
21st - Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
21st - Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
21st - James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72
21st - Ken Rickards, cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies
21st - Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
21st - Manfred Donike, chemist Drug Test pioneer, dies at 61
21st - Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69
21st - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
22nd - Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
23rd - Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
23rd - Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
23rd - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
23rd - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
23rd - James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
23rd - Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
23rd - Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
24th - Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
24th - Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
25th - John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
25th - R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
26th - David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62
26th - Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86
26th - John Costello, historian, dies at 52
26th - Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49
26th - Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57
27th - Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
27th - Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
27th - Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
28th - Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85
28th - Michael Ende, German writer (Neverending Story), dies at 65
28th - Michael VerMeulen, journalist, dies at 38
28th - Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
29th - Frank Perry, US dir (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
29th - Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
29th - Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
29th - Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
30th - Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
30th - Fischer S Black Jr, financial Theorist, dies at 57
30th - Frank Perry, film director, dies at 65
30th - Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53
30th - Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster, dies at 82
31st - Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
31st - David Farrar, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87

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