On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1995

Historical Events

  • Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball center (NBA All-Star 2018; NY Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), born in Liepāja, Latvia

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Smith, Canadian sportscaster and NHL player, dies at 54 after being shot the previous day
  • Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, dies at 80
  • Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), dies at 73
1995 Highlights

About August 2, 1995

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo