March 1995 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Mar 4 Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • Mar 5 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • Mar 5 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
  • Mar 6 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • Mar 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
  • Mar 7 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • Mar 7 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • Mar 8 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 8 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 8 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
  • Mar 8 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • Mar 9 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • Mar 9 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • Mar 10 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • Mar 11 -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 11 Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament
  • Mar 11 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
  • Mar 11 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
  • Mar 12 Congress party loses India national election
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny
  • Mar 12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 12 Letitia Vriesde runs South American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
  • Mar 12 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 12 World Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (CHN)
  • Mar 13 Anti-fascist Kazakhstan anti-parliament forms
  • Mar 13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
  • Mar 13 Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
  • Mar 14 1st time 13 people in space
  • Mar 16 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
  • Mar 16 Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
  • Mar 16 World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
  • Mar 17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 17 Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
  • Mar 17 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
  • Mar 18 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
  • Mar 19 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
  • Mar 19 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new telephone area code 520
  • Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
  • Mar 19 Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 19 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
  • Mar 20 Dow-Jones hits record 4083.68
  • Mar 20 Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Mar 21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • Mar 22 Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • Mar 23 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
  • Mar 26 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 26 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.
  • Mar 28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • Mar 29 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
  • Mar 31 1st game at Coors Stadium Colo (replacement Rockies beat Yanks 4-1)

Weddings in History

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

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

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher, dies at 56
  • Mar 1 Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
  • Mar 2 Vladislav Listyev, TV journalist, dies at 48
  • Mar 3 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • Mar 3 Howard Hunter, US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87
  • Mar 3 Howard Yanks, founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
  • Mar 3 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82
  • Mar 5 Lord Benson, British accountant, dies at 85
  • Mar 6 David Beinhoff, mayor, dies at 24
  • Mar 6 Emile van Moerkerken, photographer (Ice Princess), dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Helene Weijel, author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44
  • Mar 7 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • Mar 7 Jaap van den Hurk, TV-director (NCRV), dies
  • Mar 7 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force gen, commits suicide at 64
  • Mar 7 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer, dies at 87
  • Mar 7 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
  • Mar 8 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
  • Mar 8 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist, dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Ian Ballantine, publisher, dies of heart attack at 79
  • Mar 10 Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • Mar 10 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
  • Mar 11 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • Mar 13 Abdul Ali Mazari, Afghan Shiite leader, shot to death
  • Mar 13 John Silverlight, journalist, dies at 75
  • Mar 13 Leo Kaplan, lawyer (ASCAP), dies at 89
  • Mar 13 P C J van Lierde, Dutch vicar-gen of Vatican (1951-91), dies at 87
  • Mar 14 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, CEO (KNVB, 1980-93), dies at 70
  • Mar 14 William A Fowler, US nuclear/astro physicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89

  • Mar 15 Carlos Menem Jr, Son of Argentine President, dies at 26
  • Mar 16 Clan Fraser of Lovat, soldier/Landowner, dies at 83
  • Mar 16 Lord Lovat, [Shimi], Scottish landowner, dies at 83
  • Mar 17 Ahmad Khomeini, youngest son of Iran ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
  • Mar 17 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist/director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • Mar 18 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Gerard Tebroke, 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
  • Mar 20 Rachida Hammadi, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32
  • Mar 20 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
  • Mar 21 Daan Wildschut, Dutch painter/author, dies at 81
  • Mar 21 Etienne Martin, French sculptor, dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Peter Woods, newsreader, dies at 64
  • Mar 23 Robert Turner, winner of 1st All-American Soap Box Derby, dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Russell Reading Braddon, author, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
  • Mar 24 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious Studies Professor, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 James Gardner, designer, dies at 87
  • Mar 25 Peter Herbert Penwarden, priest, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Warren E Burger, chief justice of US (1969-86), dies
  • Mar 25 James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • Mar 27 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, dies at 92
  • Mar 27 Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Vivienne Byerley, publicist, dies at 88
  • Mar 29 Carl E Jefferson, record company owner, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 John Elliott Terry, film financier, dies at 82