On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1995

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 Weddings

LovePerson of Interest

Comedian Steve Carell marries fellow comedian Nancy Walls

Comedian, Actor and Producer Steve Carell
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Steve Carell

Famous Deaths

  • Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
1995 Highlights

About August 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo