On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1995

Historical Events

  • "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
  • 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10
  • Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip after 10 years, believing he had achieved all he could in the medium
  • Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabby Douglas, American gymnast (2012 Olympic champion), born in Newport News, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Calvin/Hobbes, (comic strip), dies
  • Eduardo Hern├índez Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, dies at 96
  • John Powell, campaigner, dies at 75
1995 Highlights

About December 31, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn