Historical Events for Year 1995

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Jan 1st - "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 perfs
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
Jan 1st - Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
Jan 1st - Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
Jan 1st - for"Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC 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
Cartoonist Gary LarsonCartoonist Gary Larson 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 House
Jan 5th - Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed
Jan 6th - Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
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 perfs
Jan 7th - "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens Jan 8th - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 perfs
Jan 8th - 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
Jan 8th - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - Ecuador & Peru involve 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
Jan 12th - Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
Jan 12th - Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia
264th Pope John Paul II264th 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
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
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
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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 perfs
Jan 20th - 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
Jan 20th - Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
Jan 21st - 52nd Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win
Jan 22nd - Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley Jan 22nd - Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
Jan 25th - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
Jan 26th - NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to 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
Jan 29th - 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)
Jan 29th - 83rd Women's Australian Open: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Player Mary PierceTennis 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
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry Feb 6th - Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
Feb 6th - Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
Feb 6th - Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison
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)
Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur 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 KIOZ 105.3 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
NBA Swingman Clyde DrexlerNBA Swingman Clyde Drexler Feb 14th - The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship
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
Feb 17th - Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike
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
MLB Player and Manager Sparky AndersonMLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson 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

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