On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1995

Historical Events

  • Last basketball game at Boston Garden; Celtics eliminated from playoffs by Orlando Magic, 95-92

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Wagner, Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London, dies at 86
  • Bernard Benjamin Gillis, judge, dies at 89
  • James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
  • Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer (float glass), dies at 75
  • Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian influential World Chess Champion, dies at 83
  • Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
1995 Highlights

About May 5, 1995

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • UK #1 Song: Some Might Say - Oasis