What Happened on January 4, 1995

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Skinner, English skiier
  • MarĂ­a Isabel, Spanish singer

Famous Deaths

  • D Elmina Davies, filmmaker, dies at 36
  • Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
  • Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Sol Tax, American anthropologist (b. 1907)