Historical Events in March 1995

Grammy Awards

Mar 1 37th Grammy Awards: "All I Want to Do" by Sheryl Crow; "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen win

  • Mar 1 Belgium ends military conscription
  • Mar 1 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • Mar 1 Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
  • Mar 1 Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
  • Mar 1 Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol resigns
  • Mar 2 "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Mar 2 British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
  • Mar 2 Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
  • Mar 2 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345
  • Mar 2 Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
  • Mar 4 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • Mar 4 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 4 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

  • Mar 4 Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • Mar 4 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1

Film and TV Awards

Mar 5 21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Barr win (TV)

  • Mar 5 Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election

Historic Event

Mar 5 Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg

  • Mar 5 Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)

Film & TV History

Mar 6 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

  • Mar 6 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • Mar 6 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix AZ on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
  • Mar 7 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • Mar 7 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • Mar 8 -26°F (-32.2°C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Mar 8 -44°F (-42.2°C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 8 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
  • Mar 9 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mar 9 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
  • Mar 9 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • Mar 10 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 11 -36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
  • Mar 11 President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament

Historic Event

Mar 11 Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams arrives in the US

  • Mar 11 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
  • Mar 12 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78
  • Mar 12 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • Mar 12 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 12 Congress party loses India national election
  • Mar 12 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 12 Ice Pairs Championship at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova & Rene Novotny

Sports History

Mar 12 Lara scores 139 in ODI v Australia at Port-of-Spain

  • Mar 12 Letitia Vriesde runs South American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
  • Mar 12 World Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (China)
  • Mar 12 World Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko of Canada
  • Mar 13 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win
  • Mar 13 Anti-fascist Kazakhstan anti-parliament forms
  • Mar 13 Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
  • Mar 13 Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
  • Mar 14 1st time 13 people in space
  • Mar 16 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
  • Mar 16 Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
  • Mar 16 World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
  • Mar 17 British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
  • Mar 17 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams visits the White House in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 17 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co
  • Mar 18 In a final round title decider, England beats Scotland, 24-12 at Twickenham to claim the Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup

Sports History

Mar 18 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

  • Mar 18 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
  • Mar 19 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Mar 19 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Mar 19 Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new telephone area code 520

World Record

Mar 19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

  • Mar 19 Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
  • Mar 19 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
  • Mar 19 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)

Music Single

Mar 20 Beatles release single, a cover of Shirelles song, "Baby It's You" (written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David), with late John Lennon as lead singer; 1st Fab Four single in nearly 10 years

  • Mar 20 Dow-Jones hits record 4083.68
  • Mar 20 Members of the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo release sarin gas on three lines of the Tokyo subway, killing 13 people and injuring over 1,000

Film & TV History

Mar 21 New Jersey officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295

  • Mar 21 NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
  • Mar 22 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
  • Mar 23 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
  • Mar 23 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 548 performances

Sports History

Mar 25 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

  • Mar 26 "Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 performances
  • Mar 26 "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Mar 26 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Color of Night" wins
  • Mar 26 Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
  • Mar 26 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Nanci Bowen wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Susie Redman; her sole LPGA Tour victory

PGA Players Championship

Mar 26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Lee Janzen wins by a stroke ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

  • Mar 26 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.

Music Single

Mar 27 "Back for Good" single released by British boy band Take That, reaches No. 1 in 31 countries

  • Mar 28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • Mar 29 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
  • Mar 30 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • Mar 31 Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of US District Court in NYC issues an injunction against Major League Baseball owners in move that effectively ends 232-day strike
  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay: Bombay (Sanjay Manjrekar 224 in 6/690) beats Punjab (Vikram Rathour 177 in 372) on 1st innings

Davis Cup

Mar 31 Second time in tennis history, world #1 and #2 ranked players play in the same Davis Cup team; Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi score victories in US quarter-final win against Italy in Palermo