January 1, 1995 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Austria, Finland & Sweden act to join European Union
  • Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
  • International Year of Tolerance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson
  • The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.

Deaths in History

  • Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor and serial killer (12 charges of murder), commits suicide in his prison cell at 53