On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1995

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Rapper Coolio
  • 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? 25 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo