Historical Events in 1995 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 14 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • Jun 15 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • Jun 15 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants
  • Jun 15 Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day

Film Release

Jun 16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Sports History

Jun 16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

  • Jun 16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • Jun 17 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances
  • Jun 17 WLAF World Bowl 3, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 26-22

Sports History

Jun 18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England

  • Jun 18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

Film & TV History

Jun 18 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Corey Pavin wins his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman of Australia

Agreement of Interest

Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

  • Jun 20 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

  • Jun 24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 for a 4-0 series sweep; Devils' first Stanley Cup finals appearance
  • Jun 24 Wrapped Reichstag art installation completed by artists Christo and Jeanne Claude; German parliament building completely wrapped by polypropylene fabric [1]
  • Jun 25 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings

Historic Event

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

  • Jun 26 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • Jun 27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • Jun 27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • Jun 27 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
  • Jun 27 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • Jun 28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • Jun 28 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island

Baseball Record

Jun 30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

  • Jul 1 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst theater, NYC, after 906 performances
  • Jul 1 All NBA business apart from the Draft is suspended until a new collective bargaining agreement made with the players - no games lost
  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 "The Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances
  • Jul 2 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad

Music Concert

Jul 2 Ringo Starr's third All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Randy Bachman, Mark Farner, Billy Preston, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, and Mark Rivera

  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Champions Tour major victory

  • Jul 4 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) play 1st CFL game beating Winnipeg 38-10 but failed experiment only lasts one season
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • Jul 8 NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: German superstar Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 for her 6th Wimbledon title

Historic Event

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilize the organization

Music Concert

Jul 9 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 9 Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd straight Wimbledon title; beats Boris Becker of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

  • Jul 11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)

Album Release

Jul 11 Shaggy releases his third studio album "Bombastic" (Grammy Award Best Reggae Album)

Album Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
  • Jul 16 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: J C Snead wins his lone career major title as he birdies first playoff hole against Jack Nicklaus

US Women's Golf Open

Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

Historic Event

Jul 17 Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

Historic Publication

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die
  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.

Sports History

Jul 21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent

  • Jul 21 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

British Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy

  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later

Sports History

Jul 23 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4' 35" ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner

  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices
  • Jul 29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • Jul 30 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy
  • Jul 30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v West Indies at Old Trafford
  • Jul 31 Walt Disney announces the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion; network of properties now consists of Disney, ABC Sports, ESPN and ESPN2
  • Aug 1 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres
  • Aug 4 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series

Battle of Interest

Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia, the Croatian army attacks territory under the Republic of Serbian Krajina in the largest land battle since WWII

  • Aug 5 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.
  • Aug 6 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)

Musical Finale

Aug 6 Revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical comedy '"Damn Yankees", starring Jerry Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 510 performances

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

Music Single

Aug 8 "Gangster's Paradise" single released by Coolio (Billboard Song of the Year 1995)

  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 10 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • Aug 12 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

PGA Championship

Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

  • Aug 14 "Battle of Brit Pop" rival bands Oasis (Roll with It) and Blur (Country House) release singles on the same day
  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • Aug 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Sports History

Aug 19 Mike Tyson returns to the ring after serving 3 years in prison and DQs Peter McNeeley in 89 seconds

  • Aug 20 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

Sports History

Aug 20 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Australian Karrie Webb scores a 6 stroke win over runners-up Annika Sörenstam and Jill McGill

  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers

Film & TV History

Aug 23 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant

  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
  • Aug 26 Brian Lara completes his 7th Test Cricket century, scoring 179 at The Oval in London
  • Aug 27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
  • Aug 27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden

Theatrical Finale

Aug 27 Tom Stoppard's comedic play "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 204 performances

  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 28 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • Sep 1 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • Sep 1 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • Sep 1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland, Ohio

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 2 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title

  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 Carolina Panthers lose their debut NFL game in overtime 23-20 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of 58,808 fans at the Georgia Dome
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Sep 3 In their NFL debut game the Jacksonville Jaguars fall to the Houston Oilers 10-3; 72,363 fans attend the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 4 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers

Television Debut

Sep 4 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

  • Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000
  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

Baseball Record

Sep 5 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

Historic Event

Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

Video Music Awards

Sep 7 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • Sep 8 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • Sep 9 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
  • Sep 9 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th US title; beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-3
  • Sep 10 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • Sep 10 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Frasier and Candice Bergen win
  • Sep 10 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles
  • Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
  • Sep 11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • Sep 11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • Sep 11 Soyuz TM-22, lands
  • Sep 12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.

Photography

Sep 12 INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer

  • Sep 13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • Sep 14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan

Film Premiere

Sep 15 "Se7en" directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey premieres in New York

Sports History

Sep 15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

  • Sep 16 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victories

  • Sep 16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
  • Sep 17 Terrence McNally's dramatic play "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 276 performances and 2 Tony Award wins
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns there from Cleveland
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
  • Sep 19 Colorado Rockies Andres Galarraga becomes 4th team member to hit 30 HRs in the sesaon
  • Sep 19 MLB San Diego Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • Sep 19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • Sep 20 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
  • Sep 21 The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
  • Sep 22 E-3B AWACS crash outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed

Music History

Sep 24 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skier

  • Sep 24 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up

Television Debut

Sep 24 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One

  • Sep 24 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Album Release

Sep 25 Virgin Records releases David Bowie's 20th studio album "Outside"

Historic Publication

Sep 26 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F. Kennedy Jr

  • Sep 26 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • Sep 26 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
  • Sep 28 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic
  • Sep 28 American singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle in Roxbury, Massachusetts; his friend Steven Sealy is killed
  • Sep 28 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.

Historic Event

Sep 28 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Oslo 2 Accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO (Taba, Egypt)

Film & TV History

Sep 28 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • Sep 28 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • Sep 29 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)