On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1995

Historical Events

  • 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Sharp, British figure skater (World C'ship, European C'ship 1939), dies at 77
  • Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter & co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • Nancy Kelly, American child actress & model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • Siad Barre, Somalia politician (President, 1969-91), dies at 84
1995 Highlights

About January 2, 1995

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn