Events in History in May 1995

  • May 1 Steve Waugh scores career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) for Aust v WI in 4th Test win in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 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)
  • 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 Fein
  • May 10 In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
  • May 11 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 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 interestEvent 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

11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
11th Panchen Lama
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 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 Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
  • May 19 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
  • May 20 Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of HRs in 5 consecutive games
  • 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