What Happened on August 5, 1995

Historical Events

  • 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden

Event 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.

Famous Weddings

Steve Carell

Comedian Steve Carell marries fellow comedian Nancy Walls

Famous Deaths

  • Agha Hasan Abedi, Pakistani banker and felon (BCCI), dies at 73
  • Anthony Barber Doncaster, English bookseller, dies at 81

About August 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Waterfalls - TLC
  • UK #1 Song: Never Forget - Take That