Historical Events in January 1995

  • Jan 1 "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • Jan 1 "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 1 Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Jan 1 Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Jan 1 Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • Jan 1 International Year of Tolerance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • Jan 1 "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Jan 1 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • Jan 1 Fred West is found dead in his prison cell; he was charged with 12 murders
  • Jan 1 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Jan 2 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • Jan 2 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • Jan 2 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
  • Jan 2 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Jan 2 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • Jan 2 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • Jan 4 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 5 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Jan 6 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • Jan 7 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jan 7 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • Jan 8 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • Jan 8 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 8 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jan 9 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • Jan 9 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • Jan 10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
  • Jan 11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • Jan 11 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
  • Jan 11 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • Jan 11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
  • Jan 12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 14 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
  • Jan 14 16th ACE Cable Awards: John Malone wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Mexico pledges profits from state-owned Pemex's $7-billion-per-year oil revenues in an effort to secure US congressional approval of loan guarantees; President Clinton approves a $20-billion U.S. aid package for Mexico

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 15 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • Jan 16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
  • Jan 17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • Jan 17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 18 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
  • Jan 18 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
  • Jan 19 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
  • Jan 20 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances
  • Jan 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • Jan 20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 21 52nd Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
  • Jan 22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • Jan 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • Jan 25 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • Jan 28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • Jan 29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Women's Australian Open: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 29 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • Jan 30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • Jan 30 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
  • Jan 30 Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
  • Jan 30 Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • Jan 30 Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
  • Jan 31 President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.