On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1995

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • 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