What Happened on August 17, 1995

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Famous Deaths

  • "Wild Bill" Davis, American jazz pianist, organist, and arranger, dies at 76
  • David Warrilow, English actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Marjorie Sykes, British educator, peace activist, and Indian independence campaigner, dies at 90
  • Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
1995 Highlights

About August 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Waterfalls - TLC
  • UK #1 Song: Never Forget - Take That