On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1995

Historical Events

Historic Event

Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the US House of Representatives

Famous Birthdays

  • MarĂ­a Isabel, Spanish pop singer ("Antes muerta que sencilla" - "I'd rather be dead than understated"), born in Ayamonte, Huelva, Spain.

Famous Deaths

  • Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), dies at 84
  • Dorothy Granger, American actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), dies in air crash at 52
  • Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conductor (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Sol Tax, American anthropologist (founded the journal Current Anthropology), dies at 87
1995 Highlights

About January 4, 1995

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn