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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1995?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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La Cérémonie

La Cérémonie

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

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

Maborosi

Maborosi

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

Starring: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano, Gohki Kashiyama

Strange Days

Strange Days

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States of America

Mighty Aphrodite

Mighty Aphrodite

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

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The Five

The Five

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Takashi Ishii

Starring: Kôichi Satô, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Kippei Shîna

Books

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Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

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In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times.

Rose Madder by Stephen King

Rose Madder

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The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King’s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated...fueled

The Apocalypse Watch by Robert Ludlum

The Apocalypse Watch

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American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich.

Insomnia by Stephen King

Insomnia

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A #1 national bestseller—“A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous—that is, full of marvels” (Booklist).“Sleep,

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. .