December 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
  • Dec 3 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
  • Dec 3 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
  • Dec 4 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
  • Dec 5 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
  • Dec 10 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • Dec 10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • Dec 10 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty receives baboon bone marrow transplant
  • Dec 14 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"
  • Dec 20 American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
  • Dec 20 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
  • Dec 21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • Dec 21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • Dec 26 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
  • Dec 30 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • Dec 30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • Dec 31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 14 Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria

Divorces in History


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

  • Dec 2 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90
  • Dec 2 Stanley Devon, photographer, dies at 88
  • Dec 2 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
  • Dec 4 Adrianne Jones, killed by David Graham & Diane Zamora, at 16
  • Dec 5 Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor, dies at 77
  • Dec 5 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman, dies on 76th birthday
  • Dec 5 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
  • Dec 5 Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (b. 1959)
  • Dec 5 Stanley K Runcorn, British Geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • Dec 6 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian, dies at 67
  • Dec 6 James "Scotty" Barrett Reston, journalist, dies at 86
  • Dec 6 John Trevor Key, photographer, dies at 48
  • Dec 6 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist, dies at 97
  • Dec 7 Larry Bartlett, photographer, dies at 42
  • Dec 7 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, dies at 89
  • Dec 8 Carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36
  • Dec 8 Ernest LeRoy Boyer, educator, dies at 67
  • Dec 8 John Gillett, film researcher, dies at 70
  • Dec 8 Mikki Doyle, journalist, dies at 79
  • Dec 9 Benny Lee, entertainer, dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (aviator), dies
  • Dec 9 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic, dies at 75
  • Dec 9 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician, dies at 40
  • Dec 10 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer, dies at 48
  • Dec 10 John Francis Boyd, journalist, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95
  • Dec 10 Phillip Piratin, communist, dies at 88
  • Dec 11 Robert Shelton (Shapiro), journalist, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 David Lincoln Lightbown, politician, dies at 63
  • Dec 12 David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician, dies at 97
  • Dec 12 James Altgens, JFK assassination photographer, dies at 76
  • Dec 12 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies
  • Dec 12 Mohyedin Alempour, tajik artist/journalist, dies at 50
  • Dec 13 Evangeline Bruce, hostess, dies at 81
  • Dec 15 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, PM of Defense of Spain (1977-81), dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Johnny Moss, American poker player (b. 1907)
  • Dec 17 Lila Clark Knapp, publisher, dies at 63
  • Dec 18 Chaim Pearl, rabbi, dies at 76
  • Dec 18 Georgio Fini, restaurateur, dies at 70
  • Dec 18 Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69
  • Dec 18 Konrad Zuse, German engineer and computing pioneer (b. 1910)
  • Dec 19 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79
  • Dec 19 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman, dies at 85
  • Dec 19 Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29
  • Dec 20 John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72
  • Dec 21 Trenchard Cox, museum director, dies at 90
  • Dec 22 James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)
  • Dec 23 David Land, impressario, dies at 77
  • Dec 24 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist, dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Harry McLevy, trade unionist, dies at 59
  • Dec 25 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher, dies at 89
  • Dec 28 Harold Collison, British trade unionist (agriculture workers), dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector, dies at 85
  • Dec 29 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine, dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Nello Celio, president of Switz (1972), dies at 81
  • Dec 30 Heiner Muller, dramatist, dies at 66
  • Dec 30 Roger W Suddards, solicitor, dies at 65
  • Dec 31 Calvin/Hobbes, (comic strip), dies
  • Dec 31 John Powell, campaigner, dies at 75