1995 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 394

  • 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

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • 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 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)

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Jan 4 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • Jan 5 Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18
  • 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 8 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
  • Jan 9 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • Jan 9 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • Jan 11 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in NYC)
  • Jan 11 DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
  • Jan 12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

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Jan 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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

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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 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • Jan 15 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • Jan 16 UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
  • Jan 17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • 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 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • Jan 22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • Jan 25 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 29 Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
  • 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.
  • Feb 1 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • Feb 1 Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
  • Feb 1 Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
  • Feb 2 US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • Feb 3 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • Feb 5 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • Feb 5 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
  • Feb 8 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 9 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
  • Feb 12 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
  • Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
  • Feb 12 Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
  • Feb 12 PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12 Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
  • Feb 15 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY
  • Feb 17 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
  • Feb 19 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Feb 19 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Feb 19 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Feb 19 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • Feb 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (141.71 MPH)
  • Feb 21 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 22 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • Feb 22 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • Feb 23 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Feb 23 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • Feb 24 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • Feb 25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • Feb 25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • Feb 25 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • Feb 26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • Feb 27 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • Feb 28 Denver International Airport opens
  • Feb 28 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Mar 1 Belgium ends military conscription
  • Mar 1 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • Mar 1 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • Mar 1 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • Mar 1 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • Mar 2 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Mar 2 Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Mar 2 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
  • Mar 4 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • Mar 4 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Harry Skinner, English skiier
  • May 24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
  • Dec 14 Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria

Weddings in History

  • Mar 18 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jul 1 Crown Prince of Greece and the oldest son of the deposed King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos (28) weds Robert W. Miller's daughter Marie-Chantal Miller (26) at London's Cathedral of Saint Sophia
  • Jul 1 Princess Stephanie of Monaco (30) weds her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet (31) in a civil ceremony in Monaco
  • Sep 9 Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • Nov 18 Prince Joachim of Denmark (26) weds first wife Alexandra Christina Manley (31) at the Frederiksborg Palace Church in Denmark

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 3 Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 19 Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles & Diana to divorce

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 626

  • Jan 1 Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • Jan 1 Frederick West, Engl contractor/serial killer, commits suicide at 53
  • Jan 2 Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter/co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • Jan 2 Siad Barre, general/president of Somalia (1969-91), dies at 84
  • Jan 3 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
  • Jan 3 Robert Nesbitt, impresario, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
  • Jan 4 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 5 Mansour Sattari, Iranian Brigadier General and commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
  • Jan 5 Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28
  • Jan 5 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, dies at 83
  • Jan 7 Larry Grayson, British entertainer (Generation Game), dies at 65 or 71
  • Jan 7 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • Jan 7 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  • Jan 8 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner, dies at 68
  • Jan 9 Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Elaine Greene, literary Agent, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • Jan 10 Souphanouvong, leader of Pathet Lao (1957), dies
  • Jan 11 Adrian J "Ad" Kaland, Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72
  • Jan 11 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
  • Jan 12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • Jan 12 Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
  • Jan 13 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • Jan 13 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
  • Jan 14 Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
  • Jan 14 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • Jan 17 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
  • Jan 17 Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
  • Jan 18 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
  • Jan 21 Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
  • Jan 21 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), dies at 82
  • Jan 22 Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
  • Jan 22 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37

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Jan 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres JFK, RFK, & Ted, dies at 104

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jan 23 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
  • Jan 23 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Victor Reinganum, artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 24 Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
  • Jan 25 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • Jan 26 Bernardo Leighton, Chilian politician (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 26 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Louis Heren, journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
  • Jan 28 Barrie Wilson, religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 George Woodcock, author, dies at 82
  • Jan 28 James P Grant, US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, dies at 61
  • Jan 28 Philip Burton, Welsh producer and Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
  • Jan 28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
  • Jan 29 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • Jan 29 Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • Jan 31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • Feb 1 George Abbot, director (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • Feb 1 Michael Caesar, pope of pot, dies of liver cancer at 52
  • Feb 2 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • Feb 2 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 David Kindersley, alphabet Designer/Cutter, dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
  • Feb 2 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, classical scholar, dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • Feb 5 Kimberley Leston, journalist, dies at 35
  • Feb 6 James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • Feb 8 B G Hooghoudt, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 8 William Fulbright, US politician, dies
  • Feb 9 J William Fulbright, American senator (D-AR, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • Feb 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • Feb 10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • Feb 12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • Feb 13 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • Feb 13 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79