Historical Events in August 1995

  • Aug 1 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
  • Aug 5 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 6 "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
  • Aug 6 Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • Aug 6 Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)

BattleAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 8 "Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 10 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • Aug 12 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 13 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Aug 13 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
  • Aug 13 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 14 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 20 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 20 Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 21 US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 23 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
  • Aug 26 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Aug 27 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • Aug 30 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion