On This Day

July 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Historic Event

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation

  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica

Album Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

Historic Event

Jul 17 Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

Historic Publication

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices

Weddings in History

  • Jul 1 Crown Prince of Greece and the oldest son of the deposed King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos (28) weds Robert W. Miller's daughter Marie-Chantal Miller (26) at London's Cathedral of Saint Sophia
  • Jul 1 Princess Stephanie of Monaco (30) weds her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet (31) in a civil ceremony in Monaco

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest, dies at 49
  • Jul 2 George Seldes, American investigative journalist, dies at 104
  • Jul 2 Gervase Jackson-Stops, British architectural adviser to the National Trust, dies at 48
  • Jul 3 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), dies at 82
  • Jul 3 Gil Wolman, French artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 4 Jacques Berque, French Islamic scholar, dies at 85
  • Jul 5 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor, dies at 69
  • Jul 6 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, dies at 79
  • Jul 6 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, dies at 87
  • Jul 7 Gábor Ormai, Hungarian violist (Takács Quartet, 1975-95), and pedagogue, dies of cancer at 40
  • Jul 7 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
  • Jul 9 Jacques Molicard, translator and navigator, dies at 62
  • Jul 9 James Cameron Tudor, politician, dies at 66
  • Jul 9 John Eric Tieman, production Manager (The Guardian), dies at 67
  • Jul 9 Fenton Morley, British parish priest who chaired the Church of England Morley Commission, dies at 83
  • Jul 10 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
  • Jul 11 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • Jul 13 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group)
  • Jul 14 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), dies at 59
  • Jul 16 Eleanore "May" Sarton, Belgian-American writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
  • Jul 16 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • Jul 17 Joe Hutton, Northumbrian piper and shepherd, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 Michael Andrews, painter, dies at 66
  • Jul 20 Helmut Gernsheim, German photographer, collector and historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 20 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Elleston Trevor, author, dies
  • Jul 23 Bob Rundick, American poet and DJ, dies at 52
  • Jul 24 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • Jul 25 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • Jul 26 George Romney, politician, dead Heart attack, dies at 88
  • Jul 26 Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jul 27 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 56
  • Jul 30 Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • Jul 30 Harry Shorto, British philologist and linguist (A Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions), dies at 75