What Happened on January 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • Fred West is found dead in his prison cell; he was charged with 12 murders
  • International Year of Tolerance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • Frederick West, Engl contractor/serial killer, commits suicide at 53
  • Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58