What Happened on October 1, 1995

Historical Events

  • Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • 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

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]

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

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 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)
1995 History

Famous Deaths

  • Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90

About October 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fantasy - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Fairground - Simply Red