On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1995

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation

Music Concert

Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Moln├ír' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon title; beats Boris Becker of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2


Famous Birthdays

  • Georgie Henley, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Fenton Morley, British parish priest who chaired the Church of England Morley Commission, dies at 83
  • Jacques Molicard, translator and navigator, dies at 62
  • James Cameron Tudor, politician, dies at 66
  • John Eric Tieman, production Manager (The Guardian), dies at 67
  • Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
1995 Highlights

About July 9, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer