On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1995

Historical Events

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
Musician Robert Smith
Robert Smith
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • Jack Schroer, British saxophonist & pianist (The Caledonia Soul Orchestra), dies at 51

Person of interestJonas Salk

Jonas Salk, American biologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

1995 Highlights

About June 23, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer