Historical Events in May 1995

  • May 1 "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • May 1 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

Historic Event

May 1 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.

  • May 1 Future Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh scores career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) in 4th Test win over West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 1 Montreal Canadiens lose 2-0 at Buffalo to miss Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 25 years
  • May 2 "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • May 2 Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
  • May 2 Serbian missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
  • May 3 "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • May 3 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 3 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
  • May 5 Last basketball game at Boston Garden; Celtics eliminated from playoffs by Orlando Magic, 95-92
  • May 6 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • May 6 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV

Election of Interest

May 7 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

  • May 7 Stage drama adaptation of "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater, NYC, after 8 performances
  • May 7 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
  • May 9 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • May 9 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus

Music Awards

May 10 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire win

  • May 10 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Féin
  • May 10 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
  • May 10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • May 11 More than 170 countries agree to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons [1]
  • May 12 Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
  • May 12 Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves

NHL Record

May 12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

  • May 13 40th Eurovision Song Contest: Secret Garden for Norway wins singing "Nocturne" in Dublin
  • May 13 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

Sports History

May 13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

  • May 14 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 14 At 43 years, 162 days Manchester City goalkeeper John Burridge becomes the oldest player to appear in an EPL match, a 3-2 home defeat to Queens Park Rangers

Historic Event

May 14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

Baseball Record

May 14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

LPGA Championship

May 14 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Kelly Robbins wins her only major title by 1 stroke from defending champion Laura Davies of England

  • May 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier

Film Premiere

May 18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma

Daytime Emmy Awards

May 19 Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time

  • May 19 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai

Sports History

May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4

  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

Film & TV History

May 22 TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised

  • May 23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • May 24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 25 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla

Film & TV History

May 27 Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia

  • May 28 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 454 performances
  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve wins as race leader Scott Goodyear is controversially black flagged on lap 195
  • May 28 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
  • May 28 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium