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August 1995 in History

Events in History

  • 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

BattleBattle 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

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • 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.

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

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

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • 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 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • 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 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • 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 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
  • 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 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • 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 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • Aug 3 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II], American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, dies at 90
  • Aug 5 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
  • Aug 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
  • Aug 7 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, dies at 78
  • Aug 10 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), dies of complications from ovarian cancer at 76
  • Aug 11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, dies at 92
  • Aug 13 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33
  • Aug 13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-British psychologist and writer, dies at 68
  • Aug 14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), dies at 62
  • Aug 17 Marjorie Sykes, British peace campaigner in India, dies at 90
  • Aug 17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
  • Aug 18 Andrew Wilkinson, British pediatrician and the first Professor of Paediatric Surgery in the UK, dies at 81
  • Aug 20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
  • Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), dies at 96
  • Aug 23 Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), dies at 91
  • Aug 24 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Evelyn Wood, American speed reading guru, dies at 86
  • Aug 26 John Costello, British military historian, dies at 52
  • Aug 26 Omukama Patrick Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro (Uganda), dies at 49
  • Aug 28 Carl Ronald Giles, British cartoonist (Daily Express), dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Michael VerMeulen, American journalist and magazine editor (British GQ), dies at 38
  • Aug 28 Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • Aug 29 Harry Broadhurst, British Royal Air Force commander and flying ace of the Second World War, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Thomas Strittmatter, German writer, dies at 33
  • Aug 30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
  • Aug 30 Fischer S Black Jr, American financial Theorist, dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Beant Singh, Prime Minister of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • Aug 31 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • Aug 31 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, dies at 65
  • Aug 31 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93