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 so the royal Family
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres

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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)

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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
  • 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
  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • 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

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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
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 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