On This Day

Historical Events in 1995 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 796

  • Mar 12 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 12 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • Mar 12 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78
  • 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-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits US White House
  • Mar 17 US approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck & Co

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 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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

Historic Event

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 "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers NYC for 548 performances
  • Mar 23 Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)

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 The Schengen Treaty goes into effect.

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 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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Apr 1 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York on WNVE at 95.1 and 95.5 FM
  • Apr 1 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
  • Apr 1 New York Islanders retire Swedish right wing Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 1 Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 12.94 seconds in 2-1 win at Everton
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee, 70-64; Huskies' first NCAA title, completing first undefeated season since 1986 Texas

Golf Tournament

Apr 2 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: 2-time champion Jack Nicklaus wins with birdie on 3rd playoff hole against Isao Aoki

  • Apr 2 NY Police Department & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
  • Apr 2 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
  • Apr 2 Longest strike in American major league sports history (232 days) ends as MLB owners accept players’ offer to return to work without a contract; MLB is first major pro sports league to lose an entire postseason due to labor struggles
  • Apr 2 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50

WrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania XI, Hartford Civic Centre, CT: NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Arkansas, 89-78; Bruins' 11th national title
  • Apr 3 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena
  • Apr 5 Pages of Codex Argenteus (the Silver Bible), the oldest text in the Gothic language (5th century) stolen from Uppsala University Library, Sweden in broad daylight (recovered a month later)
  • Apr 6 "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • Apr 8 BPAA US Open won by Dave Husted

Boxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Apr 8 American Bruce Seldon defeats by RTD over Tony Tucker in 7 rounds to win vacated WBA boxing title
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Irish rider Jason Titley wins aboard 40/1 outsider Royal Athlete; trainer Jenny Pitman's second GN victory
  • Apr 9 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 9 59th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Crenshaw wins his 2nd Masters title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Davis Love III
  • Apr 10 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Apr 10 NYC bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more

Music Concert

Apr 12 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jessye Norman, and Geoffrey Oryema

  • Apr 13 Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 16 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Raymond Floyd wins by 5 strokes from fellow Americans John Paul Cain, Larry Gilbert and Lee Trevino
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya claims 3rd straight title in 2:09:22; Uta Pippig of Germany wins 2nd consecutive women's event in 2:25:11
  • Apr 18 Houston Post folds after 116 years

Sports History

Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

  • Apr 19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news

Historic Event

Apr 19 Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh sets a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 and injuring 500

  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final regular season game at Boston Garden, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • Apr 21 FBI arrests Timothy McVeigh and charge him with the Oklahoma City bombing
  • Apr 21 British sitcom "Father Ted" written by Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan, starring Dermot Morgan premieres on Channel 4
  • Apr 22 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby

Boxing Title Fight

Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

  • Apr 22 NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Historic Event

Apr 23 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

Sports History

Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

  • Apr 24 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
  • Apr 24 Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B Murray
  • Apr 25 "A Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater, NYC; runs for 79 performances
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 26 Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
  • Apr 27 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Apr 28 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
  • Apr 28 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • Apr 29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 29 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 30 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • Apr 30 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Apr 30 "The Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Apr 30 After 120 years the last 15 A & S department stores close
  • May 1 "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • May 1 "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)
  • 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
  • May 7 Stage drama adaptation of "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater, NYC, after 8 performances

Election of Interest

May 7 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

  • 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 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • May 13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
  • May 13 40th Eurovision Song Contest: Secret Garden for Norway wins singing "Nocturne" in Dublin
  • May 14 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances

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

Baseball Record

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma

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)

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
  • May 20 Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of HRs in 5 consecutive games

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 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 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
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve wins as race leader Scott Goodyear is controversially black flagged on lap 195
  • May 28 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 1 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • Jun 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 2 John Valentin hits 3 HRs
  • Jun 3 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
  • Jun 3 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

Theatrical Finale

Jun 4 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden Theater, NYC, after 347 performances

  • Jun 4 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win
  • Jun 4 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
  • Jun 4 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions
  • Jun 5 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire win
  • Jun 5 The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created
  • Jun 6 Moses Kiptanui of Kenya runs world 5,000m record 12:55.30 in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 7 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • Jun 8 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Jun 8 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • Jun 9 "The Brady Bunch Movie" based on the 1970s TV series premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Congo (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • Jun 9 Killer (1994) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Kiss of Death (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Man of the House (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Neak Sre (1993) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Party Girl (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Smoke (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA
  • Jun 10 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Jun 10 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • Jun 10 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

  • Jun 11 Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

Sports History

Jun 13 MLB Cleveland Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Baltimore Orioles 11-0,

  • Jun 13 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • Jun 13 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Album Release

Jun 13 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

Album Release

Jun 13 "Jagged Little Pill", 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, 1996)

NBA Finals

Jun 14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games