On This Day

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 Sq 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 interestEvent of Interest

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

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Gary Larson
  • 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.

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), 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 (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Ted Hawkins, American singer & guitarist (The Next Hundred Years), dies of a stroke at 58
1995 Highlights

About January 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn