On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Russ Karel, director, dies at 45