What Happened on July 17, 1995

Historical Events

Bill Gates Recognized as World's Richest Man

Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Sánchez Málaga, Peruvian composer, dies at 91
  • Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Joe Hutton, Northumbrian piper and shepherd, dies at 71
  • Rainer Kunad, German composer, dies at 58
1995 Highlights

About July 17, 1995

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Waterfalls - TLC
  • UK #1 Song: Boom Boom Boom - The Outhere Brothers