Historical Events in August 1995

  • 1st Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • 2nd 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
  • 3rd CNN en Espanol premieres

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4th Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 4th Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • 5th 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.
  • 5th 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 6th "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
  • 6th Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • 6th 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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6th Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • 8th Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • 9th South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • 10th Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • 12th Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

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

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 13th Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
  • 13th 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 14th Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • 14th 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
  • 15th Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • 17th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 18th Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • 19th After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • 19th Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 27th Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • 28th Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
  • 28th Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • 28th 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
  • 29th NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 30th Cable News Network joins internet
  • 30th Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • 30th 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion