On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee, 70-64; Huskies' first NCAA title, completing first undefeated season since 1986 Texas
  • Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • NY Police Department & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
  • Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

Sport awardGolf 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

Sport defeatWrestleMania

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

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor

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