On This Day

1995 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 359

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Jun 26 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • Jun 27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • Jun 27 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • Jun 27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • Jun 30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist Bill Gates
Founder of Microsoft and Computer Scientist
Bill Gates
  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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
  • Aug 2 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family

BattleBattle of Interest

Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia, the Croatian army attacks territory under the Republic of Serbian Krajina in the largest land battle since WWII

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • Aug 5 The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.

JapanAtomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Aug 6 Thousands gather in Hiroshima for the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city

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Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima
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  • Aug 8 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • Aug 9 South Africa celebrates the first National Women's Day
  • Aug 14 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel

  • Aug 14 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • Aug 15 "Macarena" single is released by Los del Rio
  • Aug 17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Aug 18 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • Aug 19 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • Aug 20 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
  • Aug 21 Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashes near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 crew and passengers
  • Aug 23 Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
  • Aug 24 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • Aug 24 Microsoft debuts Windows 95
  • Aug 25 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs v Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • Aug 25 Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
  • Aug 26 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
  • Aug 27 Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
  • Aug 28 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • Aug 28 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • Aug 29 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
  • Aug 30 Cable News Network joins the internet
  • Aug 30 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • Sep 1 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • Sep 1 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • Sep 1 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • Sep 2 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • Sep 3 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • Sep 3 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Sep 4 The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

US Senator Bob Packwood
US Senator
Bob Packwood
  • Sep 7 STS 69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
  • Sep 7 Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • Sep 9 "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
  • Sep 9 Dean St Station in Brooklyn, is 6th MTA station to close since 1904
  • Sep 11 Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
  • Sep 11 Soyuz TM-22, lands
  • Sep 12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
  • Sep 13 The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day crude oil production quota at OPEC meeting in Vienna
  • Sep 14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 16 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
  • Sep 18 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
  • Sep 19 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 HRs for Rockies in 1995
  • Sep 19 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • Sep 21 The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
  • Sep 22 E-3B AWACS crash outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
  • Sep 24 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 26 "George" magazine premieres, published by John F. Kennedy Jr

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat sign accord to transfer West Bank to the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Sep 28 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
  • Sep 29 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • Sep 29 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • Sep 29 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • Sep 30 Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season
  • Oct 1 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • Oct 3 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia)
  • 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 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 16 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 300 of 616

  • Apr 7 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • Apr 9 Jim Bullock, English colliery manager, unionist and reformist, dies at 92
  • Apr 10 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Glyn Jones, Welsh writer, dies at 90
  • Apr 10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • Apr 10 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99
  • Apr 10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Edward Henderson, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, dies at 91
  • Apr 16 Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
  • Apr 16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • Apr 17 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), dies at 66
  • Apr 18 Arturo Frondizi, 35th President of Argentina (1958-62), dies at 86
  • Apr 19 Igor Hajek, Czech translator and writer, dies at 64
  • Apr 19 J. Peter Grace, American businessman and industrialist,, dies from cancer at 81
  • Apr 19 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70

Person of interestMilovan Djilas

Apr 20 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), dies at 83

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas
Politician and Writer
Milovan Djilas
  • Apr 20 Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
  • Apr 20 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, dies at 81
  • Apr 22 Maggie Kuhn, American activist & co-founder (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Robert Selby Taylor, Anglican bishop, dies at 86
  • Apr 24 Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74
  • Apr 26 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer & judge, dies at 65
  • Apr 27 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Henry C. Rogers, American publicist, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Robert Gibb, British zoo and theme park creator (Flamingo Land; Pleasure Island), dies in a car accident at 57
  • Apr 29 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, dies at 79
  • Apr 30 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival king, dies at 34
  • 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, judge, dies at 89
  • May 5 James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
  • May 5 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer (float glass), dies at 75
  • May 6 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 6 Hilda Toledano (b. 1907)
  • 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, socialite, dies at 80
  • May 8 Prem Bhatia, journalist, 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, educationist, dies at 83
  • May 11 David Avidan, Israeli poet, dies at 62
  • 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, theatre Director, dies at 32
  • May 14 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
  • May 14 Christian B. Anfinsen, American biochemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1972 for ribonuclease,) dies at 79
  • 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 Kieron Walsh, 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

Person of interestHarold Wilson

May 24 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 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 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • May 30 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87
  • May 30 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)
  • Jun 1 Tony Clegg, English property trader (Montleigh), dies at 58
  • Jun 3 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Frank Waters, American writer, dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), dies at 52
  • Jun 3 J. Presper Eckert, Jr., American engineer and co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 Herta Ryder, literary agent, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Paul WIlliams, climber, dies at 49
  • Jun 4 William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
  • Jun 6 James Anderson, writer, dies at 41
  • Jun 7 Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA), dies at 56
  • Jun 8 Juan Carlos Ongania, President of Argentina (1966-70), dies
  • Jun 8 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer, dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), dies at 85
  • Jun 9 Walter Landor, designer, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman, dies at 82
  • Jun 10 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (The Carol Burnett Show), dies at 76
  • Jun 11 Luigi Innocenti, designer, dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jun 14 Gordon Greig, journalist, dies at 63
  • Jun 14 Roger Joseph Zelazny, sci-fi writer, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jun 17 Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75
  • Jun 18 Charles Martin, cartoonist, dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 19 Peter Townsend, RAF officer (b. 1914)
  • Jun 20 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), found dead at 67
  • Jun 20 Emil Mihai Cioran, Romanina born writer and aphorist, dies at 84
  • Jun 20 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, dies at 91
  • Jun 21 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Laurence McKinley Gould, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929, dies at 98
  • Jun 22 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91

Person of interestJonas Salk

Jun 23 Jonas Salk, American biologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Jun 24 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jun 28 Donald Sinclair, vet, dies at 83
  • Jun 30 Georgy Beregovoy, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), dies at 74