On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1995

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Famous Deaths

  • David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90
  • Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
  • William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76
1995 Highlights

About August 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo