On This Day

Historical Events in 1995 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 797 of 797

  • Sep 29 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • Sep 29 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • Sep 30 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season

Farm Aid Concert

Oct 1 Farm Aid VIII held in Louisville, Kentucky; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews Band, John Conlee, and Steve Earle

  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 1 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
  • Oct 1 Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • Oct 1 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome

Sports History

Oct 1 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

  • Oct 2 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances

Album Release

Oct 2 British band Oasis release their second studio album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", sells record 347,000 copies 1st week

  • Oct 3 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia)

Murder of Interest

Oct 3 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

  • Oct 3 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
  • Oct 4 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • Oct 4 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • Oct 5 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

NFL Record

Oct 8 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

  • Oct 8 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • Oct 10 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
  • Oct 12 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • Oct 13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons

Film & TV History

Oct 13 Pamela Anderson Lee rushed to hospital with flu like symptoms

  • Oct 14 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe

Sports History

Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka

  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • Oct 19 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • Oct 22 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Oct 23 "The MacNeil-Lehrer Report" becomes "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", upon Robert MacNeil's retirement (currently known as "PBS NewsHour") on PBS
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • Oct 25 "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances

Knighthood

Oct 25 Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore is signed
  • Oct 27 South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.

Film Premiere

Oct 27 Dramatic film "Leaving Las Vegas" directed by Mike Figgis and starring Nicolas Cage (Oscar for Best Actor) and Elisabeth Shue premieres

Sports History

Oct 28 Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine

  • Oct 28 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • Oct 28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • Oct 28 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • Oct 29 Return engagement of Bill Irwin and Dacid Shiner's "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 81 performances
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada
  • Oct 31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
  • Oct 31 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois

Music History

Nov 1 Revival of William Shakespeare's "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • Nov 2 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • Nov 2 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • Nov 3 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
  • Nov 4 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Nov 4 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
  • Nov 4 KeyArena opens in Seattle, Supersonics beat the LA Lakers 103-89
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands
  • Nov 5 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT

Assassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

  • Nov 6 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Baltimore, Maryland

Assassination

Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM

Historic Publication

Nov 7 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

  • Nov 9 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • Nov 12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

Sports History

Nov 12 Last day of Test cricket for New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe

  • Nov 12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
  • Nov 12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill
  • Nov 12 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Film Release

Nov 13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

  • Nov 15 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Historic Event

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

  • Nov 18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • Nov 18 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 19 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Nov 19 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

Sports History

Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

Nov 19 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 20 "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
  • Nov 20 "Racing Demon" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • Nov 21 New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"

Album Release

Nov 21 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 11th studio album "The Ghost of Tom Joad"; wins Grammy Award for best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women

Film Release

Nov 22 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 25 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • Nov 26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
  • Nov 26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI

Federation Cup

Nov 26 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Valencia, Spain: Conchita Martínez beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 to give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) and their 4th title

  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
  • Nov 29 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
  • Nov 29 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Historic Event

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm
  • Dec 2 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"

Sports History

Dec 2 Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay leaves goaltender Patrick Roy in the game too long, allowing an embarrassing 9 goals in 11-1 rout by Detroit Red Wings; Roy demands trade; moves to Colorado Avalanche and wins Stanley Cup that season

  • Dec 2 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3

Musical Finale

Dec 3 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • Dec 3 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • Dec 3 England cricket wicket-keeper Jack Russell dismisses Clive Eksteen with his record 11th catch in 2nd Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • Dec 3 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
  • Dec 3 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864

Davis Cup

Dec 3 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 to give US a winning 3-1 lead (ends 3-2); record 31st US title

  • Dec 4 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
  • Dec 5 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • Dec 6 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

Music History

Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

  • Dec 7 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

Historic Event

Dec 7 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm [1] [2]

Music History

Dec 7 American rock band The Grateful Dead break up after the death of Jerry Garcia

  • Dec 8 Krzysztof Penderecki conducts the Munich Philharmonic for the premiere of his Symphony No. 3
  • Dec 9 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 9 The Messel Pit in Germany inscribed on UNECO's World Heritage List as the world richest fossil site for Eocene period (57-36 million years ago) [1]
  • Dec 10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
  • Dec 10 Australian cricket opening batsman Michael Slater scores career high 219 (15 x 4, 5 x 6) in innings and 36 run, 1st Test win v Sri Lanka in Perth
  • Dec 10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • Dec 10 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • Dec 10 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982
  • Dec 11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

Historic Event

Dec 12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress

  • Dec 12 NBA referees return to work after striking
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)

Film & TV History

Dec 13 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition

  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 Musical "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty receives baboon bone marrow transplant

Dayton Agreement

Dec 14 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton

  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 15 The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"
  • Dec 17 "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances

Election of Interest

Dec 17 René Préval wins the Haiti presidential elections for the Fanmi Lavalas party

  • Dec 20 Revival of Phillip Hayes Dean's drama "Paul Robeson" opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • Dec 20 American Flight 965 crashes into a mountain in Buga, Colombia, 159 die, 5 survive
  • Dec 20 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia
  • Dec 21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • Dec 21 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
  • Dec 21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • Dec 22 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
  • Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: PSG/Milan's Liberian striker George Weah is named Europe's best football player; first edition where players born outside Europe permitted to receive votes

NFL Record

Dec 25 Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith scores NFL record 25th touchdown of the season in 37-13 win against Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe AZ

  • Dec 26 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
  • Dec 26 Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days

Sports History

Dec 27 Australian cricketer David Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)

  • Dec 30 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • Dec 30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • Dec 31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • Dec 31 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Dec 31 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • Dec 31 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Dec 31 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 31 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
  • Dec 31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip after 10 years, believing he had achieved all he could in the medium
  • Dec 31 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • Dec 31 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10