Historical Events in 1995

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

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

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

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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

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

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12th 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 12th Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 13th 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13th America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 14th 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • Jan 14th 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 14th 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 15th Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15th Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15th Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 15th AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • Jan 16th UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17th "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
  • Jan 17th 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • Jan 17th Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17th LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 18th Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • Jan 18th Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
  • Jan 19th Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
  • Jan 20th "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances
  • Jan 20th 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • Jan 20th Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

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Feb 6th Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

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

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Feb 6th 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
  • Feb 7th Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting
  • Feb 8th 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9th "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances
  • Feb 9th Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9th STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 9th 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10th Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • Feb 10th Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 10th US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11th Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11th Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 11th Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11th Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11th US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11th West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
  • Feb 12th 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
  • Feb 12th Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
  • Feb 12th Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
  • Feb 12th Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12th Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12th Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
  • Feb 12th PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12th Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
  • Feb 12th Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13th Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13th West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13th 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14th Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d

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Feb 14th 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 15th Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15th Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15th Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17th 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Feb 17th Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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Mar 6th 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

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