Historical Events in May 1995

  • May 1 "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • May 1 Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park
  • May 1 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • May 2 "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • May 2 Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
  • May 2 Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
  • May 3 "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • May 3 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 3 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
  • May 5 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • May 6 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • May 6 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • May 6 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • May 7 "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • May 7 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
  • May 7 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 7 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
  • May 9 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • May 9 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
  • May 10 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire win
  • May 10 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
  • May 10 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
  • May 10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • May 11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • May 12 Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
  • May 12 Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves

Sports record brokenNHL Record

May 12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 13 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • May 13 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • May 13 40th Eurovision Song Contest: Secret Garden for Norway wins singing "Nocturne" in Dublin
  • May 14 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

May 14 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • May 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • May 19 Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
  • May 19 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
  • May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4
  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
  • May 20 Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of HRs in 5 consecutive games
  • May 21 Christa Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
  • May 22 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised
  • May 23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • May 24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 25 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla.
  • May 27 In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • May 28 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
  • May 28 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • May 28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • May 28 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
  • May 28 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or