October 1995 calendar

October 1995

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1995?


  • 01 Oct 1995 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • 02 Oct 1995 Moon Over Buffalo opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 03 Oct 1995 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (New South Wales vs. W Prov)
  • 04 Oct 1995 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • 05 Oct 1995 Company opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 06 Oct 1995 Colorodo Avalanche (former Quebec Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 07 Oct 1995 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs. Yankees
  • 08 Oct 1995 Edgar Martinez drives home tying andwinning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees andwin AL Division Series
  • 09 Oct 1995 1995 Palo Verde derailment: An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 10 Oct 1995 Garden District opens at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • 11 Oct 1995 John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
  • 12 Oct 1995 Patti LuPone on Broadway opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • 13 Oct 1995 Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
  • 14 Oct 1995 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • 15 Oct 1995 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating New York Jets 26-15
  • 16 Oct 1995 Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
  • 17 Oct 1995 Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
  • 18 Oct 1995 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • 19 Oct 1995 Hello Dolly! opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 20 Oct 1995 Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
  • 21 Oct 1995 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • 22 Oct 1995 Swinging On a Star opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 23 Oct 1995 In Houston, Texas, Yolanda Saldivar is convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of Selena Quintanilla Perez and three days later is sentenced to life in prison. Saldivar will be eligible for parole in 2025.
  • 24 Oct 1995 Total solar eclipse in SW / S Asia (2m09s)
  • 25 Oct 1995 Victor / Victoria, opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances
  • 26 Oct 1995 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 27 Oct 1995 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • 28 Oct 1995 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
  • 29 Oct 1995 Fool Moon opens at Ambassador Theater, New York City
  • 30 Oct 1995 Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
  • 31 Oct 1995 NHL New Jersey Devils agree to stay in New Jersey
  • 06 Oct 1995 The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Fantasyyoutube
  2. - Gangsta's Paradise
  3. - You Are Not Aloneyoutube
  4. - Runaway
  5. - Kiss From A Rose

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Fairground
  2. - When Love And Hate Collide
  3. - Living Next Door To Alice (Who The F**k Is Alice)
  4. - Mis-shapes / Sorted For E's And Wizz
  5. - Boombastic


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1995?

To Renew America by Newt Gingrich

To Renew America


The Speaker of Congress presents his plan for an economic and political renewal of America. He introduces a five-pronged approach that emphasizes personal motivation and faith to revive American institutions.

Love In Another Town by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Love In Another Town


Maggie Sorrell, 43 years old, is separated from her husband and has lost touch with her children. She moves to Connecticut to start a new life as an interior design professional.

All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned In Loehmann'S Dressing Room by Erma Bombeck

All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned In Loehmann'S Dressing Room


Another humorous side of life is identifying the similarities between wild animals and humans. This hilarious reflection pokes fun at nutrition, talk show host, and childbirth.

High Tide In Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver

High Tide In Tucson


The Washington Post Book World raves that there is "no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver" in contemporary literature, and it is true.

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.