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
  • German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight World Formula 1 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
  • 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, industrialist, dies at 50
  • Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90
  • Russ Karel, director, dies at 45