Thursday August 24, 1995
US date format: 8/24/1995, UK date format: 24/8/1995
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 Charlotte Jaconelli and Wenwen Han.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Kiss From A Rose by Seal.
In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits.
La Cérémonie, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995
while The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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 Costello or Tetris Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 24, 1995?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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- Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
- Microsoft releases the Windows 95 operating system. This is the first consumer Windows version that does not require MS-DOS pre-installed. New features include integrated TCP/IP stack, dial-up networking, and long filenames. The software comprises over 11 million lines of code. The US$250 million publicity campaign includes US$12 million for the rights to the "Start Me Up" song by the Rolling Stones. This is the biggest marketing extravaganza for a consumer product ever. First day sales total
- Microsoft releases Windows 95.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 24, 1995?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?