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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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La Cérémonie

La Cérémonie

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Mighty Aphrodite

Mighty Aphrodite

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Pamela Blair, Rene Ceballos

Stonewall

Stonewall

Directed by: Nigel Finch

Starring: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

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

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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

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

Fantomcat

Fantomcat

Live Shot

Live Shot

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1995 is your birthday you're 25 years, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett

The Book Of Virtues

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Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

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

To Renew America by Newt Gingrich

To Renew America

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives presents his design for an economic, political, cultural, and educational renewal of America, introducing a five-pronged approach, emphasizing personal motivation and faith, to revitalizing American institutions.

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Memnoch the Devil

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"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."--New York Daily News"Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Costello

Costello

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Educational MUD

Chōkyūkai Miracle Nine

Chōkyūkai Miracle Nine

Platform: Mega Drive

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation[1]

Publisher: SEGA Enterprises Ltd.[1]

Tetris Attack

Tetris Attack

Platform: Super NES, Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

Dōkyūsei 2

Dōkyūsei 2

Platform: PC, PC-FX, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and Super Famicom

Genre: Dating sim

Publisher: ELF Corporation

Tengai Makyō Zero

Tengai Makyō Zero

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Hudson


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