On This Day

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

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

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

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 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
  • Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
  • 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)

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
1995 Highlights

About October 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra