On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1995

Historical Events

  • "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball small forward (2014 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJames Herriot

James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Veterinarian and Novelist James Herriot
Veterinarian and Novelist
James Herriot
  • Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), dies at 52
  • Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, dies at 79
1995 Highlights

About February 23, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces