What Happened on January 1, 1995

Historical Events

  • "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • International Year of Tolerance

Event of Interest

Last "The Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

  • Raman Lamba (312) & Ravi Sehgal (216) put on an Indian 1st-class record opening partnership 464 in Delhi's innings & 310 run win over Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy cricket match in Delhi
  • The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
1995 History

Famous Birthdays

Poppy [Moriah Rose Pereira] (28 years old)

American pop singer-songwriter ("Lowlife"; "I Disagree"; "Bloodmoney"), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Born in 1995

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician (1963 Nobel Prize for Physics), worked on the Manhattan Project, dies at 92
  • Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor & serial killer (12 charges of murder), commits suicide in his prison cell at 53
  • Jess Stacy, American jazz pianist (Benny Goodman, 1935-39; the Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Ted Hawkins, American singer & guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), dies of a stroke at 58

About January 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Stay Another Day - East 17