On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1995

Historical Events

  • "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances

Sports History

Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon


Famous Deaths

  • Charles Bruck, Hungarian-French-American conductor (Dutch Opera, 1950-54; Strasbourg Philharmonic, 1955–65), and Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF, 1965–70), dies of cancer at 83
  • Eleanore "May" Sarton, Belgian-American writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
  • Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
  • Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
1995 Highlights

About July 16, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer