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1995 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 359 of 359

  • 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
  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

MurderAssassination

Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit

  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Princess Diana admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm
  • Dec 2 17th ACE Cable Awards: TLC wins the Golden CableACE for "KnowTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch"
  • Dec 3 Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
  • Dec 3 Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864

  • Dec 4 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
  • Dec 5 The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.
  • Dec 7 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm

  • Dec 10 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
  • Dec 10 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
  • Dec 10 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Dec 12 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
  • Dec 13 US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
  • Dec 14 AIDS patient Jeff Getty receives baboon bone marrow transplant

Agreement of InterestDayton Agreement

Dec 14 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton

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The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
The full and official signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris, France
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  • Dec 15 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
  • Dec 16 The official adoption of the name "Euro"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 17 René Préval wins the Haiti presidential elections for the Fanmi Lavalas party

President of Haiti René Préval
President of Haiti
René Préval
  • Dec 20 American Flight 965 crashes into a mountain in Buga, Colombia, 159 die, 5 survive
  • Dec 20 NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia
  • Dec 21 Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
  • Dec 21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • Dec 26 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
  • Dec 30 Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
  • Dec 30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • Dec 31 Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip after 10 years, believing he had achieved all he could in the medium

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 301 - 400 of 616

  • Jun 30 Sicco Mansholt, pres Commission of Europe (1972-1973), dies
  • Jul 1 Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest, dies at 49
  • Jul 1 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disk jockey (Midnight Special), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 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 Gabor Ormai, viola Player, dies 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, poet/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
  • Aug 2 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • Aug 3 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II], American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, dies at 90
  • Aug 5 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
  • Aug 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
  • Aug 7 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, dies at 78
  • Aug 10 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), dies of complications from ovarian cancer at 76
  • Aug 11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, dies at 92
  • Aug 13 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33
  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-British psychologist and writer, dies at 68
  • Aug 14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), dies at 62
  • Aug 17 Marjorie Sykes, British peace campaigner in India, dies at 90
  • Aug 17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
  • Aug 18 Andrew Wilkinson, British pediatrician and the first Professor of Paediatric Surgery in the UK, dies at 81
  • Aug 20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
  • Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), dies at 96
  • Aug 23 Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), dies at 91
  • Aug 24 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 David James Moore, educationalist, dies at 62
  • Aug 26 Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86
  • Aug 26 John Costello, British military historian, dies at 52
  • Aug 26 Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49
  • Aug 28 Carl Ronald Giles, British cartoonist (Daily Express), dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Michael VerMeulen, American journalist and magazine editor (British GQ), dies at 38
  • Aug 28 Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • Aug 29 Harry Broadhurst, British Royal Air Force commander and flying ace of the Second World War, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Thomas Strittmatter, German writer, dies at 33
  • Aug 30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
  • Aug 30 Fischer S Black Jr, American financial Theorist, dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Beant Singh, Prime Minister of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • Aug 31 David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • Aug 31 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, dies at 65
  • Aug 31 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93
  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer, dies at 32
  • Sep 1 Ernest Marke, Sierra Leonean seaman and club owner, dies at 93
  • Sep 3 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian, dies at 75
  • Sep 3 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • Sep 4 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78