February 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • Feb 1 Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
  • Feb 1 Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
  • Feb 2 US space shuttle Discovery launched
  • Feb 3 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 4 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
  • Feb 5 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • Feb 5 Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
  • Feb 8 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
  • Feb 9 Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
  • Feb 9 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
  • Feb 11 Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
  • Feb 11 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
  • Feb 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Feb 11 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ

  • Feb 12 Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 12 Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
  • Feb 12 Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
  • Feb 12 PRI loses and PAN wins Mexican regional elections
  • Feb 12 Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on XTRA-FM
  • Feb 13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • Feb 13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
  • Feb 14 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
  • Feb 15 Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns
  • Feb 15 Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
  • Feb 15 Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
  • Feb 17 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the Long Island Rail Road in NY
  • Feb 17 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
  • Feb 19 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Feb 19 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Feb 19 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Feb 19 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • Feb 21 RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 22 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • Feb 22 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • Feb 23 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
  • Feb 23 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
  • Feb 24 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • Feb 25 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • Feb 25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • Feb 25 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • Feb 26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • Feb 27 Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
  • Feb 28 Denver International Airport opens
  • Feb 28 The US Pentagon announces that it monitored Iranian installation of surface-to-air Hawk missiles in the Strait of Hormuz

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 George Abbot, director (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • Feb 1 Michael Caesar, pope of pot, dies of liver cancer at 52
  • Feb 2 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • Feb 2 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 David Kindersley, British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
  • Feb 2 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • Feb 5 Kimberley Leston, journalist, dies at 35
  • Feb 6 James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • Feb 8 B G Hooghoudt, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 8 William Fulbright, US politician, dies
  • Feb 9 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • Feb 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • Feb 10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • Feb 12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • Feb 13 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • Feb 13 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • Feb 14 Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
  • Feb 14 U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), dies of a myocardial infarction at 52
  • Feb 15 Francis Taylor, builder, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist and rebel (barricade uprising), dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Lord Taylor of Hadfield, British President of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
  • Feb 15 Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
  • Feb 15 Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
  • Feb 15 Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), dies at 85
  • Feb 16 John Everett Allen, American businessman, dies at 91
  • Feb 16 Martin Soames, traveller, dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52
  • Feb 19 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, dies at 80
  • Feb 19 Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
  • Feb 20 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
  • Feb 21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies
  • Feb 22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Art Kane, photographer, dies at 69

Person of interestJames Herriot

Feb 23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Feb 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • Feb 23 Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • Feb 27 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
  • Feb 27 Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51