On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1995

Historical Events

  • 11th US Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY
  • Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Famous Birthdays

  • Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies at 81
  • Uta Graf, German born American singer and teacher, dies at 80
1995 Highlights

About February 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius