What Happened in October 1995

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 1 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings

Farm Aid Concert

Oct 1 Farm Aid VIII held in Louisville, Kentucky; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, John Conlee, and Steve Earle [1]

  • Oct 1 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Orioles' 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers

Sports History

Oct 1 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • Oct 1 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • Oct 2 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances

Album Release

Oct 2 British band Oasis release their second studio album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

  • Oct 3 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia)

Murder of Interest

Oct 3 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

  • Oct 3 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
  • Oct 4 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • Oct 4 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • Oct 5 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

NFL Record

Oct 8 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

  • Oct 8 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • Oct 10 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
  • Oct 12 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • Oct 13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons

Film & TV History

Oct 13 Pamela Anderson Lee rushed to hospital with flu like symptoms

  • Oct 14 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe

Sports History

Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka

  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • Oct 19 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • Oct 22 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Oct 23 "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report" becomes "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", upon Robert MacNeil's retirement (currently known as "PBS NewsHour") on PBS
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)


Oct 25 British pop-rock singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Music Premiere

Oct 25 Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse, and Blake Edwards' musical adaptation of the film "Victor/Victoria", starring Julie Andrews, opens at Marquis Theater, NYC, runs for 738 performances; Andrews declined Tony Award nomination because she felt other cast and crew should have been recognized

  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore is signed

Film Premiere

Oct 27 Dramatic film "Leaving Las Vegas" directed by Mike Figgis and starring Nicolas Cage (Oscar for Best Actor) and Elisabeth Shue premieres

  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • Oct 27 South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • Oct 28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • Oct 28 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend

Sports History

Oct 28 Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine

  • Oct 28 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • Oct 29 Return engagement of Bill Irwin and Dacid Shiner's "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 81 performances
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • Oct 31 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois
  • Oct 31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Kim A-lim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2020), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)
  • Oct 8 G. Herbo [Herbert Wright III], American rapper (PTSD), born in Chicago, Illinois

JiminJimin (27 years old)

Oct 13 South Korean singer-songwriter (BTS), born in Busan, South Korea

  • Oct 18 Yui Ohashi, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold women's 200/400m IM 2021), born in Hikone, Japan

Doja CatDoja Cat (27 years old)

Oct 21 American rapper and singer-songwriter (Hot Pink), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Oct 21 Yulimar Rojas, Venezuelan athlete (Olympic gold triple jump 2020 WR 15.67m), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Oct 24 Ashton Sanders. American actor (Moonlight), born in Carson, California
  • Oct 25 Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress (The 4400), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 7 "Cheers" actor Ted Danson (47) weds Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenbergen (42)

Bob Iger

Oct 7 Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (44) weds journalist Willow Bay (31) in Bridgehampton, New York

  • Oct 14 American "Sleep With Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles; divorce in 2002
  • Oct 21 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Nick Faldo

Oct 13 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Oct 1 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 3 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, American swing bandleader, and songwriter ("Elmer's Tune"), dies of cancer at 85
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 5 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • Oct 6 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), dies at 67
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, American conductor and musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, English painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Alec Douglas-HomeAlec Douglas-Home (1903-1995)

Oct 9 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 9 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, dies of food poisoning at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Oppenheimer, British diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Oct 12 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, American cellist (Hollywood String Quartet), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, English author (wrote Brother Cadfael mysteries as Ellis Peters), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, Greek newspaper publisher (closed her newspapers in protest at military junta), dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, English broadcaster (Radio Leeds), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, American lawyer and civil rights activist (challenged University of Oklahoma segregation laws in Supreme Court and won), dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, English priest, one of 1st women to be ordained in England, dies of cancer at 47
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, American actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, American screenwriter (The Seven Little Foys), dies at 83
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, American gospel pianist and singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (Cuto), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American pop and sing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, American vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), dies of surgery complications at 79
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, French editor and publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs (1918-1995)

Oct 25 American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • Oct 25 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies following a heart operation at 66
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Dadzie, Ghanaian diplomat and 1st African Secretary-General of UNCTAD, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 26 John Sangster, Australian jazz composer (The Hobbit Suite), dies at 66
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, dies in motorcycle accident at 48
  • Oct 27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasa Sakioka, Japanese-American property tycoon, dies at 96 [1]
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, British composer (The Red Shoes), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), dies at 72
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, British composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Dr. Hepcat [Lavad Durst], American blues piano player and singer-songwriter, radio DJ and baseball broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Lou Levy, American 'Tin Pan Alley' music publisher (Leeds Music Corp - Sammy Cahn, Adler & Ross, Bob Dylan), dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, Prime Minister of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68