On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1995

Historical Events

  • 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee, 70-64; Huskies' first NCAA title, completing first undefeated season since 1986 Texas
  • Longest strike in American major league sports history (232 days) ends as MLB owners accept players’ offer to return to work without a contract; MLB is first major pro sports league to lose an entire postseason due to labor struggles
  • North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • NY Police Department & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

Golf Tournament

The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: 2-time champion Jack Nicklaus wins with birdie on 3rd playoff hole against Isao Aoki


WrestleMania XI, Hartford Civic Centre, CT: NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Famous Deaths

  • Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), dies of degenerative arthritis at 90
  • Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, dies of cancer at 55
1995 Highlights

About April 2, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries