May 1995 calendar

May 1995

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1995: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1995?


  • 01 May 1995 On the Waterfront opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 02 May 1995 Hamlet opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • 03 May 1995 My Thing of Love opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 05 May 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Orlando Magic beats Boston Celtics).
  • 06 May 1995 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV.
  • 07 May 1995 On the Waterfront closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 09 May 1995 Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus.
  • 10 May 1995 Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein.
  • 11 May 1995 In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
  • 12 May 1995 Jose Mesa gets first of his Major League record 37 consecutive saves.
  • 13 May 1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • 14 May 1995 My Thing of Love closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 16 May 1995 Japanese police besiege the headquarters of Aum Shinrikyo near Mount Fuji and arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara.
  • 17 May 1995 Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California.
  • 18 May 1995 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma.
  • 19 May 1995 Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
  • 20 May 1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung.
  • 21 May 1995 Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic.
  • 22 May 1995 Laverne and Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised
  • 23 May 1995 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, K Foster (Cubs) / M Freeman (Rocks)
  • 24 May 1995 AFC Ajax wins the UEFA Champions League at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna by defeating A.C. Milan 0–1 by a goal of Patrick Kluivert. This was the third consecutive win of Ajax over Milan that season, ranking Ajax in the fourth place on the list of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners.
  • 26 May 1995 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates issues an internal memo "The Internet Tidal Wave", saying he believes the Internet to be the single most important development in the computer industry since the IBM Personal Computer. He gives the highest level of importance to the Internet, calling it "critical to every part of our business".
  • 27 May 1995 The 7.0 M  Neftegorsk earthquake shakes northern Sakhalin Island in Russia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving 1,989 people dead and 750 injured.
  • 28 May 1995 Inspector Calls closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
  • 13 May 1995 Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
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Music charts

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

  1. - This Is How We Do Ityoutube
  2. - Freak Like Me
  3. - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
  4. - Red Light Special
  5. - Water Runs Dry

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover
  2. - Some Might Say
  3. - Dreamer
  4. - Guaglione
  5. - Back For Good


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1995?

The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard

The Death Of Common Sense


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "We need a new way to govern. The current system is broken. The law is supposed to provide a framework that allows people to make their own choices.

From Beginning To End by Robert Fulghum

From Beginning To End


From the beginning to the endWhy rituals?

Mind Prey by John Sandford

Mind Prey


Lucas Davenport has found his match in a brilliant, savage killer who is more knowledgeable about mind games than Lucas. This man is both more intelligent and depraved than anyone Lucas has ever met.

Listen To My Heart by Kathie Lee Gifford and Cody Gifford

Listen To My Heart


A collection of charming vignettes gives you an intimate view of Kathie Lee & Cody Gifford at their home. They discuss the nature of heaven, where baby's come from, and how baby is born.

The Carousel by Belva Plain

The Carousel


Oliver Grey is an openly proud father, prominent public figure and humanitarian. He is also a respected businessman. In private, Oliver Grey has a darker side.