August 1995 calendar

August 1995

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1995: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1995?


  • 01 Aug 1995 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
  • 02 Aug 1995 The first cold front of the White Earthquake strikes Chile, during the rest of August several communities becomes isolated due to heavy snowfall and livestock is decimated.
  • 03 Aug 1995 CNN en Espanol premieres
  • 04 Aug 1995 Darryl Strawberry joins the New York Yankees
  • 05 Aug 1995 Croatian forces liberate, Knin, and continue their advance into the Republic of Serbian Krajina.
  • 06 Aug 1995 Damn Yankees closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
  • 07 Aug 1995 Operation Storm ends with a UN-brokered ceasefire; remaining Republic of Serbian Krajina forces start surrendering.
  • 08 Aug 1995 Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to HR twice in one inning
  • 09 Aug 1995 Jerry Garcia, famed guitarist of The Grateful Dead dies from an overdose of heroin while in rehab.
  • 10 Aug 1995 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • 11 Aug 1995 The Russell Hill subway accident results in 3 deaths and 30 injuries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 13 Aug 1995 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera, California
  • 14 Aug 1995 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • 15 Aug 1995 Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
  • 16 Aug 1995 Bermudans reject independence in a referendum.
  • 18 Aug 1995 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • 19 Aug 1995 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
  • 21 Aug 1995 US District Court Judge Thomas Jackson holds the first and only hearing on the consent decree between Microsoft and the US Department of Justice. Within 17 minutes, he signs his approval of it. The decree will govern Microsoft's licensing practices of Windows for the next 6.5 years, barring the company from linking unrelated software licenses. The ruling comes after five years of investigation of monopolistic licensing practices.
  • 23 Aug 1995 Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
  • 24 Aug 1995 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
  • 25 Aug 1995 Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs vs. Glam, world record 16 x 6
  • 26 Aug 1995 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs vs. Glamorgan
  • 27 Aug 1995 Arcadia closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • 28 Aug 1995 A Bosnian Serb mortar bomb near a Sarajevo market square kills 37 civilians.
  • 29 Aug 1995 Eduard Shevardnadze, the Georgian head of state, survives an assassination attempt in Tbilisi.
  • 30 Aug 1995 Cable News Network joins internet
  • 05 Aug 1995 Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is taken by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1995?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Waterfallsyoutube
  2. - Kiss From A Rose
  3. - You Are Not Aloneyoutube
  4. - Don't Take It Personal
  5. - Gangsta's Paradise

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Never Forget
  2. - You Are Not Aloneyoutube
  3. - Boom Boom Boom
  4. - Country House
  5. - Kiss From A Rose / I'm Alive


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1995?

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Memnoch the Devil


"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH. . . MEMNOCH'S TALE ROCKS! New York Daily News: Interview with Memnoch. Memnoch is half-maddened and fever-pitch. .

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories


14 timeless fairy tales are reworked and updated to make them relevant for modern times. This collection is guaranteed to bring out laughter and reflection.

My Old Man And The Sea by David Hays and Daniel Hays

My Old Man And The Sea


Fathers and sons can go fishing together. Some people play basketball. David Hays and Daniel Hays traveled 17,000 miles in a small boat through some of the most dangerous and mythical waters in the world.

The Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum

The Apocalypse Watch


American agent Harry Latham entered the mountain fortress-like hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch. This neo Nazi organization was founded in the days following the fall of the Third Reich.

New Passages by Gail Sheehy

New Passages


GAIL SHEEHY'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions have made Passages their life-changing bestseller. She set out seven years ago to write a sequel.