The 1990’s were a boom period for much of the world, and in the middle of that decade – 1995 – the world saw developments that would change the way that people live.
In 1995, the US government stopped funding the Internet – it was completely privatized. Once privatization took place, companies like Prodigy and America Online (AOL) offered easy Internet access to the public for the first time in history. 1995 can be considered a landmark year for this development alone, as no one at the time could imagine how much it would change the world.
January 1995 saw the opening remarks for the OJ Simpson murder trial. Former American football player OJ Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman, a friend of Nicole’s. It was called the “trial of the century” and truly became a cultural phenomenon. It was very highly publicized and there was a great deal of speculation regarding the guilt or innocence of Mr. Simpson, especially after the crimes he later committed after a verdict of “not guilty” at this trial.
In other developments in technology, Microsoft launched Windows 95 and WinPlay3, the first real-time MP3 player software, is announced to the world. In September of 1995, the DVD (digital video disk) is announced, marking the beginning of the end of the VHS (video home system).
1995 was the year that Pixar’s Toy Story was released. Not only did this launch a long-lasting movie franchise, it was also the first ever full-length computer animated feature film to be released in theatres. This was also the year that Star Trek: Voyager made its television debut and Mel Gibson’s Braveheart was released in movie theatres, sparking a renewed interest in Scottish culture and possible independence from the United Kingdom.
Discover how USA looked like in 1995
Have a look at the old newspapers from 1995 and get them!
Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Country: United States
Directed by: Ang Lee
Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito
Directed by: Romuald Karmakar
Starring: Götz George, Jürgen Hentsch, Pierre Franckh, Hans-Michael Rehberg
Which were the top hits of 1995 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 1995 ?
By: James Redfield
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By: John Berendt
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By: Robert James Waller
The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of ...
By: James Finn Garner
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.
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1995 in the USA ?
Click on the dates below to find out what the world looked like in each day of 1995