May 1995 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

May 1 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.

  • May 2 Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
  • May 2 Serbian missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
  • May 3 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)

Election of Interest

May 7 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

  • May 7 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
  • May 9 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
  • May 10 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Féin
  • May 10 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
  • May 11 More than 170 countries agree to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons [1]
  • May 12 Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
  • May 12 Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
  • May 13 6.5 earthquake hits Greece

Event of Interest

May 14 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader

  • May 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • May 18 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
  • May 19 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
  • May 25 The Bosnian Serb Army kills 72 youngsters in the Bosnian city of Tuzla
  • May 28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • May 28 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941

Birthdays in History

  • May 24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, eldest child of Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, the Regent and Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, born in Portland Hospital, London

Weddings in History

John Kerry

May 26 US Secretary of State John Kerry (51) weds philanthropist Teresa Heinz (56) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Lewis T Preston, American banker (President of the World Bank 1991-95), dies at 68
  • May 5 Anthony Wagner, Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London, dies at 86
  • May 5 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge, dies at 89
  • May 5 James Pack, British naval officer and museum curator (POrtsmouth), dies at 81
  • May 5 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer (float glass), dies at 75
  • May 6 Gottfried von Haberler, Austrian-American economist (international trade), dies at 94
  • May 6 Hilda Toledano [Maria Pia de Braganca], Portuguese journalist and writer who claimed to be the bastard daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal, dies at 88
  • May 7 Ernest Harold Martin [Markowitz], American Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin in A Chorus Line), dies at 75
  • May 7 Lawrence Josset, British engraver, dies at 84
  • May 8 Jerry Zipkin, American socialite (friend of Nancy Reagan), dies at 80
  • May 8 Prem Bhatia, Indian journalist and diplomat (friend of Jawaharlal Nehru), dies at 83
  • May 9 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
  • May 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, Irish publisher, dies at 74
  • May 10 Hilde Jarecki, German English educationist (Kindertransport, Playgroups), dies at 83
  • May 11 David Avidan, Israeli poet, dies at 62
  • May 11 Ivo Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA), Mayor of Amsterdam (1967-77), dies at 82
  • May 12 Giorgio Belladonna, Italian bridge player (16 x World C'ships; 10 x European C'ships, Italy open team-of-four), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • May 12 Reza Abdoh, Iranian born American theater director, dies of AIDs at 32
  • May 14 Christian B. Anfinsen, American biochemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1972 for ribonuclease,), dies at 79
  • May 14 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
  • May 16 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, dies at 82
  • May 17 Paul D. Stoop, American vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea), dies at 90
  • May 19 Robert S. Dietz, American geophysicist who proposed a theory of seafloor spreading in 1961, dies at 80
  • May 21 Annie M. G. Schmidt, Dutch writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke), dies at 84
  • May 21 Kieron Walsh, British academic, dies at 46
  • May 21 Les Aspin, American politician, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93) US Secretary of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
  • May 23 Patricia Ford, Lady Fisher, Irish politician and founder (British Women Caring Trust), dies at 74

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson (1916-1995)

May 24 British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), dies of cancer at 79

  • May 28 Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), dies at 97
  • May 30 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)
  • May 30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • May 30 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87