What Happened on January 4, 1995

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

Famous Birthdays

  • MarĂ­a Isabel, Spanish singer

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), dies in air crash at 52
  • Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
  • Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Sol Tax, American anthropologist (b. 1907)