October 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 3 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia )
  • Oct 4 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • Oct 6 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • Oct 6 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
  • Oct 10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • Oct 10 Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
  • Oct 10 Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
  • Oct 11 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • Oct 13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons
  • Oct 13 Pamela Anderson Lee rushed to hospital with flu like symptoms
  • Oct 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • Oct 16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • Oct 16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • Oct 16 ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
  • Oct 17 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • Oct 20 STS 73 (Columbia 18) launches into orbit
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • Oct 21 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • Oct 24 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • Oct 26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • Oct 27 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • Oct 29 Sunday NY News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
  • Oct 30 Québec votes in a referendum to remain part of Canada

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 6 Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50
  • Oct 1 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Russ Karel, director, dies at 45
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 3 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

Oct 9 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, dies of food poisining at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), dies at 70
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasu Roy Sakioka, propery owner, dies at 96
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, PM of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68