What Happened in August 1995

Historical Events

  • 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

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4th Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 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)

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6th Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

13th 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 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

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19th Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 20th "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • 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
  • 21st Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • 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 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • 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 Gloucestershire 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

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27th 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
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 declared defeats 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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1st F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher

HeartWedding of Interest

7th Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 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, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), 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, filmmaker, dies at 68
  • 13th Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
  • 13th Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84

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13th Mickey Mantle, American baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 13th Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • 13th Jan KÅ™esadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • 14th Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • 15th Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz 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, American singer (Soul Stirrers), 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 (The 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