What Happened on August 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Devo Keenan American cellist

Famous Deaths

  • Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81