October 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 1 Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
  • Oct 1 Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
  • Oct 1 Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
  • Oct 3 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
  • Oct 4 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 13 Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 13 Pamela Anderson Lee, rush to hospital with flu like symptoms
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 30 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50
  • Oct 1 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Russ Karel, director, dies at 45
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 5 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, journalist/diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Patric William Billy Walker, astrologer, dies at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Vicki Stangroome, campaigner, dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary Prodcuer, dies at 48
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasu Roy Sakioka, propery owner, dies at 96
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social Worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, PM of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68