Historical Events in 1995

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  • Jan 1 "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • Jan 1 "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 1 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Jan 1 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Jan 1 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • Jan 1 International Year of Tolerance

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Jan 1 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • Jan 1 "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Jan 1 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • Jan 1 Fred West is found dead in his prison cell; he was charged with 12 murders
  • Jan 1 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Jan 2 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • Jan 2 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • Jan 2 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
  • Jan 2 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Jan 2 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • Jan 2 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • Jan 4 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 5 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18

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Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Jan 6 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • Jan 7 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jan 7 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • Jan 8 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • Jan 8 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 8 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jan 9 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • Jan 9 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • Jan 10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
  • Jan 11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • Jan 11 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
  • Jan 11 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • Jan 11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
  • Jan 12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson

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Jan 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 14 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • Jan 14 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming

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Jan 14 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 15 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • Jan 16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
  • Jan 17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • Jan 17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • Jan 18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
  • Jan 19 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
  • Jan 20 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances
  • Jan 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • Jan 20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 21 52nd Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jan 22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • Jan 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • Jan 25 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

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Jan 26 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • Jan 28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • Jan 29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Women's Australian Open: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 29 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • Jan 30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • Jan 30 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
  • Jan 30 Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
  • Jan 30 Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • Jan 30 Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
  • Jan 31 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • Feb 1 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • Feb 1 Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
  • Feb 1 Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
  • Feb 1 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
  • Feb 2 "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 2 US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • Feb 3 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13
  • Feb 5 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • Feb 5 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77

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Feb 6 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

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Feb 6 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

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Feb 7 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Feb 8 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances
  • Feb 9 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 9 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • Feb 10 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 11 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
  • Feb 12 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
  • Feb 12 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
  • Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
  • Feb 12 Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
  • Feb 12 PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12 Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
  • Feb 12 Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d

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Feb 14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • Feb 15 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Feb 17 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY

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Feb 17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 17 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
  • Feb 18 Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
  • Feb 18 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 18 Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
  • Feb 19 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • Feb 19 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Feb 19 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Feb 19 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Feb 19 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • Feb 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (141.71 MPH)
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 21 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 22 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • Feb 22 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • Feb 23 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Feb 23 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Feb 23 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • Feb 24 Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74
  • Feb 24 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • Feb 25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
  • Feb 25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
  • Feb 25 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • Feb 26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • Feb 27 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • Feb 28 Denver International Airport opens
  • Feb 28 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 1 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • Mar 1 Belgium ends military conscription
  • Mar 1 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • Mar 1 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • Mar 1 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • Mar 1 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • Mar 2 "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Mar 2 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Mar 2 Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Mar 2 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
  • Mar 4 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • Mar 4 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 4 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Mar 4 Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • Mar 4 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • Mar 5 21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne win (TV)
  • Mar 5 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

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Mar 5 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • Mar 5 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)

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Mar 6 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Mar 6 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • Mar 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
  • Mar 6 US 4.5 cents equals 156.30 Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 7 Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 7 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • Mar 8 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 8 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 8 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
  • Mar 8 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • Mar 9 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mar 9 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • Mar 9 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • Mar 10 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 10 Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
  • Mar 11 -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 11 Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
  • Mar 11 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
  • Mar 11 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
  • Mar 12 Congress party loses India national election
  • Mar 12 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 12 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny
  • Mar 12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain