What Happened on August 20, 1995

Historical Events

  • "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

Sports History

British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Australian Karrie Webb scores a 6 stroke win over runners-up Annika Sörenstam and Jill McGill

  • Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • John Gilmore, American jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, percussionist, and bandleader (Sun Ra Arketsra), dies of emphysema at 63
  • Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, dies at 64
  • Paul Foster, American gospel singer (The Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), dies of cancer at 64
  • Von McDaniel, American baseball player, dies at 56
  • William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
1995 Highlights

About August 20, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • UK #1 Song: Country House - Blur