Events in Film & Television in 1995

  • Jan 10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 21 52nd Golden Globes: "Forrest Gump", Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • Jan 29 11th Sundance Film Festival: "The Brothers McMullen" and "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • Feb 1 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air

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Feb 6 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Feb 10 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • Feb 17 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • Feb 19 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

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Mar 6 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Mar 26 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
  • Mar 27 67th Academy Awards: "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

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Mar 28 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • Apr 19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • Apr 29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • May 6 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • May 13 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • May 20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung

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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 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 3 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
  • Jun 9 Brady Bunch Movie (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA

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

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

  • Jul 27 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Aug 1 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • Aug 3 CNN en Espanol premieres
  • Aug 15 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 23 Actor Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
  • Aug 30 52nd Venice Film Festival: "Cyclo" directed by Anh Hung Tran wins Golden Lion

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Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • Sep 10 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser & Candice Bergen win

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

Actor Morgan Freeman
Actor
Morgan Freeman
Actor Kevin Spacey
Actor
Kevin Spacey
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Sep 16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
Actor Colin Firth
Actor
Colin Firth
  • Sep 28 "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic

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

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

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

  • Nov 18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 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 29 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

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Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
  • Dec 13 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition