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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1995?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Ran

Ran

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1995?
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No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

No Ordinary Time

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of

In Retrospect by Robert S. McNamara, Brian VanDeMark

In Retrospect

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The definitive insider's account of American policy making in Vietnam."Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in …

Children Of The Jedi by Barbara Hambly

Children Of The Jedi

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In Children of the Jedi, Barbara Hambly introduces a new character: Callista, a brave Jedi warrior of long ago who gave her life to foil one of the Empire's darkest plans, a plot to destroy

Sleeping At The Starlite Motel by Bailey White

Sleeping At The Starlite Motel

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Anyone who has read her bestseller Mama Makes Up Her Mind--or who has heard her on National Public Radio--knows that Bailey White is one of the keenest observers of Southern eccentricity

All That Glitters by V.C. Andrews

All That Glitters

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Driven from the Dumas Mansion back to her beloved bayou, Ruby's only hope is that fate will let her begin anew... Living again in a humble shack, Ruby is determined to make a secure and happy home for her precious …