On This Day

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

  • 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
  • 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 (founded the journal Current Anthropology), dies at 87