On This Day

Historical Events in February 1995

  • Feb 1 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • Feb 1 Zimbabwe batsmen Andy (156) & Grant Flower (201) set world record brotherly stand of 269 to propel Zimbabwe to first ever victory in Test cricket in 1st Test against Pakistan in Harare
  • Feb 1 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air

Sports History

Feb 1 Utah Jazz guard John Stockton passes Magic Johnson's all-time NBA assists mark of 9,221, in a 129-98 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Delta Centre in Salt Lake City

  • Feb 2 "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 2 US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • Feb 3 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 Australian cricketer Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI
  • Feb 5 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections

Sports History

Feb 6 MLB outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days for positive cocaine test

  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Sports History

Feb 7 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Album Release

Feb 7 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"

Album Release

Feb 7 "The Woman in Me" second studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1996)

  • Feb 8 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9 Augustus and Ruth Goetz' stage drama "The Heiress" opens at Cort Theater, NYC; runs for 340 performances
  • Feb 9 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 9 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear

Music History

Feb 9 Irish music and dance show "Riverdance" first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

  • Feb 10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • Feb 10 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 11 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
  • Feb 12 45th NBA All-Star Game, America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ: West beats East, 139-112; MVP: Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings, SG
  • Feb 12 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly

World Record

Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)

  • Feb 12 Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12 PRI loses and PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12 Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
  • Feb 12 Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d

NBA Finals

Feb 14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

  • Feb 15 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17 11th US Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Feb 17 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY

Sports History

Feb 17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

  • Feb 17 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
  • Feb 19 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • Feb 19 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Feb 19 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Feb 19 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Feb 19 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • Feb 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 21 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 22 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • Feb 22 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • Feb 23 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Feb 23 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Feb 23 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • Feb 24 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • Feb 25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
  • Feb 25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • Feb 25 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • Feb 26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • Feb 27 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • Feb 28 Denver International Airport opens
  • Feb 28 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz