On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman

Famous Birthdays

  • Devo Keenan American cellist

Famous Deaths

  • Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81