What Happened on August 8, 1995

Historical Events

Music Single

"Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year, 1995)

  • Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Jake Blount, American bluegrass musician (Spider Tales), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer

Famous Weddings

  • "Veronica's Closet" actress Kathy Najimy (38) weds actor Dan Finnerty (25)

Famous Deaths

  • David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
1995 Highlights

About August 8, 1995

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 28 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