On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bill Fitch becomes the 5th coach in NBA history to register 850 career victories with the LA Clippers' 95-93 home win over Philadelphia 76'ers at the LA Memorial Sports Arena
  • Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan, Iran, killing 18

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Mansour Sattari, Iranian Brigadier General and commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
  • Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28