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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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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1995?
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Belgarath The Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings

Belgarath The Sorcerer

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Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed

Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen

Stormy Weather

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A hilarious new novel of greed and corruption from the bestselling author of "Strip Tease". The story focuses on southern Florida at the height of the tourist season, when a ferocious

Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon

Nothing Lasts Forever

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Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires... Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A.

The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard

The Death Of Common Sense

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“We need a new idea of how to govern. The current system is broken. Law is supposed to be a framework for humans to make choices, not the

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,