On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1995

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345
  • Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches

Famous Deaths

  • Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • Vladislav Listyev, TV journalist, dies at 48