What Happened on January 12, 1995

Historical Events

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

10th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Allman Brothers Band; Al Green; Janis Joplin; Led Zeppelin; Martha and the Vandellas; Neil Young; Frank Zappa; The Orioles; Paul Ackerman

  • Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan

OJ Simpson Trial

Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia

1995 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), born in Tembisa, South Africa (d. 2020)
Born in 1995

Famous Deaths

  • George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50

About January 12, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex