December 5, 1995 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

Deaths in History

  • Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
  • Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (b. 1959)
  • Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor, dies at 77
  • Stanley K Runcorn, British Geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • Victor Collin Matthews, businessman, dies on 76th birthday