On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1995

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Tournament

95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Stoppard's comedic play "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 204 performances

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessie Mei Li, English actress (Shadow and Bone), born in Brighton, England

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), dies at 88
  • Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), dies of colon cancer at 70
1995 Highlights

About August 27, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo