On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1995

Historical Events

  • The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (The Lion's Bride), dies at 75
  • Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (b. 1959)
  • Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, dies at 66
  • Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor, dies at 77
  • Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • Victor Collin Matthews, British businessman, dies on 76th birthday
1995 Highlights

About December 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius