Historical Events in April 1995

  • Apr 1 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

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Apr 2 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 2 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • Apr 2 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Apr 2 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • Apr 2 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
  • Apr 2 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

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Apr 2 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78

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Apr 3 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Apr 6 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • Apr 8 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Jason Titley aboard Royal Athlete wins
  • Apr 9 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 9 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 10 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Apr 10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • Apr 13 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 14 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

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Apr 16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11
  • Apr 18 Houston Post folds after 116 years

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Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Apr 19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • Apr 21 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
  • Apr 22 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Apr 22 1995 NFL Draft: Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 23 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship

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Apr 23 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Apr 24 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • Apr 24 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • Apr 25 "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 26 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • Apr 27 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Apr 28 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
  • Apr 28 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • Apr 29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 30 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • Apr 30 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Apr 30 "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Apr 30 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close
  • Apr 30 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship