Historical Events in December 1995

  • Dec 2 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"

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Dec 2 After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Dec 2 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
  • Dec 3 "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 3 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Dec 3 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
  • Dec 3 Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 3 Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v South Africa, a record
  • Dec 3 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
  • Dec 3 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
  • Dec 4 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
  • Dec 5 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • Dec 6 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

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Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 7 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
  • Dec 9 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
  • Dec 10 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
  • Dec 10 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • Dec 10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • Dec 10 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • Dec 10 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982
  • Dec 11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

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Dec 12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Dec 12 NBA referees return to work after striking
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
  • Dec 13 Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
  • Dec 14 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 15 The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"
  • Dec 17 "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Dec 20 "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Dec 20 American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
  • Dec 20 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
  • Dec 21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • Dec 21 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
  • Dec 21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • Dec 22 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
  • Dec 26 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
  • Dec 26 Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player, 18 yrs 340 days
  • Dec 27 Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
  • Dec 30 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • Dec 30 The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of -27.2°C was recorded at Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands. This equalled the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982.

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Dec 31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 31 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Dec 31 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • Dec 31 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Dec 31 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 31 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
  • Dec 31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip
  • Dec 31 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • Dec 31 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10