What Happened on January 8, 1995

Historical Events

  • 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

Hall of Fame

Philadelphia Phillies 12-time All Star third baseman Mike Schmidt is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Musical Finale

Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls", starring Nathan Lane, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 1143 performances, winning 4 Tony and 7 Drama Desk Awards


1995 History

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Monz√≥n, Argentine boxer (Undisputed world middleweight champion 1970-74, 76-77), dies in a car accident at 52
  • Joyce McCartan, Irish peace campaigner, dies at 68

About January 8, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
  • UK #1 Song: Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex