On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1995

Historical Events

  • South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day

Famous Deaths

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia, American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, dies of a heart attack at 53

  • John Schofield, English BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, dies at 78
1995 Highlights

About August 9, 1995

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo