What Happened in October 1995

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 1 Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
  • Oct 1 Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
  • Oct 1 Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
  • Oct 1 Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
  • Oct 2 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Oct 2 Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
  • Oct 3 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 3 O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Oct 4 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • Oct 4 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • Oct 5 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 8 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Oct 8 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • Oct 10 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
  • Oct 12 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • Oct 13 Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 Pamela Anderson Lee, rush to hospital with flu like symptoms
  • Oct 14 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • Oct 19 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • Oct 22 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • Oct 25 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances
  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
  • Oct 27 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • Oct 28 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
  • Oct 28 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • Oct 28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • Oct 28 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • Oct 29 "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 29 US beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • Oct 30 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
  • Oct 31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
  • Oct 25 Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 7 "Cheers" actor Ted Danson (47) weds Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenbergen (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • Oct 14 "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • Oct 21 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50
  • Oct 1 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Russ Karel, director, dies at 45
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 2 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74
  • Oct 3 Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal), dies at 82
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 5 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman, dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • Oct 6 Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat, dies at 67
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, journalist/diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 9 Patric William Billy Walker, astrologer, dies at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, cellist, dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Bryan Johnson, singer/actor, dies at 69
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58
  • Oct 19 Vicki Stangroome, campaigner, dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes, actress (Sister Act), dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Oct 25 David Healy, actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies at 64
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Viveca Lindfors, actress (Stargate, Luba, Misplaced), dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary Prodcuer, dies at 48
  • Oct 27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasu Roy Sakioka, propery owner, dies at 96
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social Worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, bassist, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, PM of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68