August 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties so the royal Family
  • Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
  • Aug 6 Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)

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Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 21 US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • Aug 3 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies
  • Aug 5 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
  • Aug 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
  • Aug 7 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
  • Aug 9 John Schofield, journalist, dies at 29
  • Aug 9 Willem Noordhoek, photographer, dies at 78
  • Aug 10 Fay Honey Knopp, activist, dies at 76
  • Aug 11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Jan KÅ™esadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 John Priestly McCartjy, detroit DJ, dies at 62
  • Aug 17 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90
  • Aug 17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 18 Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer, dies at 39
  • Aug 20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Aug 20 Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64
  • Aug 21 Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
  • Aug 21 Manfred Donike, chemist Drug Test pioneer, dies at 61
  • Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
  • Aug 23 Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • Aug 24 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62
  • Aug 26 Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86
  • Aug 26 John Costello, historian, dies at 52
  • Aug 26 Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49
  • Aug 27 Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
  • Aug 27 Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
  • Aug 28 Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Michael VerMeulen, journalist, dies at 38
  • Aug 28 Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • Aug 29 Frank Perry, US dir (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
  • Aug 30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
  • Aug 30 Fischer S Black Jr, financial Theorist, dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • Aug 31 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • Aug 31 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist, dies at 65
  • Aug 31 John Erik Jonsson, businessman/Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93