April 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • Apr 2 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Apr 2 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • Apr 2 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

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Apr 3 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Apr 8 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted
  • Apr 10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
  • Apr 13 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • Apr 18 Houston Post folds after 116 years
  • Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • Apr 21 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
  • Apr 22 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby

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Apr 23 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Apr 24 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • Apr 24 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • Apr 26 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • Apr 28 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
  • Apr 28 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • Apr 29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 30 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • Apr 1 Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 2 Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer, dies at 86
  • Apr 4 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • Apr 6 Vieno J Sukselainen, PM of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • Apr 7 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • Apr 9 James Bullock, colliery manager, dies at 92
  • Apr 10 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • Apr 10 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • Apr 10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • Apr 10 Morarji Desai, PM of India (1977-79), dies
  • Apr 10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist, dies at 77
  • Apr 13 Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
  • Apr 14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, jungian analyst educator, dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Denis Harding, soldier, dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
  • Apr 16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • Apr 18 Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies
  • Apr 19 Igor Hajek, translator/writer, dies at 64
  • Apr 19 J Peter Grace Jr, CEO (W R Grace), dies from cancer at 81
  • Apr 19 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70
  • Apr 20 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies
  • Apr 20 Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
  • Apr 20 Tessie O'Shea, entertainer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • Apr 22 Maggie Kuhn, activist (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Robert Selby Taylor, bishop, dies at 86
  • Apr 24 Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Francis Henry Smith, librarian, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • Apr 28 Henry C Rogers, press Agent, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator, dies at 57
  • Apr 30 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival king, dies at 34