Thursday August 17, 1995

US date format: 8/17/1995, UK date format: 17/8/1995

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1995). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Gracie Gold . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Drunks, directed by Peter Cohn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching High Sierra Search and Rescue. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Twisted Metal or The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

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Movies

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Drunks

Drunks

Directed by: Peter Cohn

Starring: Richard Lewis, Liza Harris, Liam Ahern, George Martin

Lord of Illusions

Lord of Illusions

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O'Connor, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey

The Amazing Panda Adventure

The Amazing Panda Adventure

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Starring: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding, Wang Fei

Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter

Directed by: Liv Ullmann

Starring: Linus Aaberg, Gisken Armand, Berard Arnø, Bernhard Arnø

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

Directed by: David Price

Starring: Sean Young, Tim Daly, Lysette Anthony, Stephen Tobolowsky

TV Series

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High Sierra Search and Rescue

High Sierra Search and Rescue

Directed by: Russ Mayberry

Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra

Directed by: H. R. Bhargava

Exit 57

Exit 57

The Mask

The Mask

Kotikatu

Kotikatu

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1995 is your birthday you're 25 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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New Passages by Gail Sheehy

New Passages

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller Passages. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead

The Witness by Sandra Brown

The Witness

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Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone

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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing

Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Mindscape

Defcon 5

Defcon 5

Platform: PC DOS, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Genre: Adventure, first-person shooter

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 17, 1995?

On August 17, 1995 several famous people were born including, Gracie Gold.

Which famous people died on August 17, 1995?

Famous people died on August 17, 1995 include, David Warrilow, Marjorie Sykes, William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis.

What was the number one song in August 17, 1995?

The number one song in the week of August 17, 1995 was Waterfalls by TLC in US and Never Forget by Take That in UK.

What were the top hits on August 17, 1995?

The top hits on August 17, 1995 were Waterfalls by TLC, Kiss From A Rose by Seal, Boombastic by Shaggy in US and Never Forget by Take That, Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers, Kiss From A Rose / I'm Alive by Seal in UK.


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