1995 in History – What happened in year 1995


In history, year 1995 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1995.

Know what happened in 1995:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 November Former South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan and 10other former senior military officers were arrested and charged with 13murders in the KwaMakhutha massacre of 1987.
04 November Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by YigalAmir while at a peace rally at the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv.
05 November André Dallaire was thwarted in his attempt to assassinateCanadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien when Chrétien's wife locked thedoor.
06 November Madagascar's Rova of Antananarivo, which served as the royalpalace from the 17th to 19th centuries, was destroyed by fire.
07 FebruaryRamzi Yousef , one of the main perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
08 JuneDanish-Greenlandic programmer Rasmus Lerdorf released the firstversion of the scripting language PHP, which is now used as the server-side language on 75% of all Web servers.
14 July The MP3 digital audio encoding format was named.
14 November As a result of budget conflicts between President Bill Clintonand the United States Congress led by Newt Gingrich, the federalgovernment was forced to shut down non-essential services.
15 FebruaryKevin Mitnick, the most wanted computer hacker in the United States at the time, was arrested and charged with computer fraud and wire fraud.
17 MayAfter 18 years as Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac wasinaugurated as President of France.
18 July After a long period of dormancy, the Soufrière Hills volcanobegan a still-ongoing eruption, devastating the island of Montserrat.
25 March American computer programmer Ward Cunningham established the first wiki site, the WikiWikiWeb.
26 FebruaryBarings Bank, the oldest merchant bank in London, collapsed after its head derivatives trader in Singapore, Nick Leeson, lost £827 million while making unauthorized speculative trades on futures contracts.
15 DecemberThe European Court of Justice handed down the Bosman ruling,allowing footballers in the European Union to freely transfer from oneUEFA Federation to another at the end of their contracts.
20 DecemberAs per the Dayton Agreement that ended the Bosnian War, theNATO-led IFOR began peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
04 NovemberIsraeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by YigalAmir while at a peace rally at the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv.
06 NovemberMadagascar's Rova of Antananarivo, which served as the royalpalace from the 17th to 19th centuries, was destroyed by fire.
28 OctoberThe world's deadliest subway disaster took place in Baku,Azerbaijan, when an electrical malfunction caused a fire that killed 289passengers and injured 265 more.
19 SeptemberThe Manifesto of 'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski (police sketchpictured) was published in The Washington Post and The New York Times,almost three months after it was submitted.
28 SeptemberOver 30 mercenaries led by Bob Denard landed on the Comoros inan attempted coup, his fourth one on the African island nation since1975.
30 AugustBosnian War-NATO began its bombing campaign against the Armyof Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
28 JulyTwo followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh were convicted for theattempted assassination of the United States Attorney for the Districtof Oregon.
27 MayAmerican actor Christopher Reeve was thrown from his horse,leaving him a quadriplegic; he later became an activist on behalf ofpeople with spinal cord injuries.
31 March American singer-songwriter, Selena, known as 'The Queen ofTejano music', was murdered in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the presidentof her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar.
22 FebruaryThe photos taken by the Corona spy satellite program weredeclassified under an executive order signed by U.S. President BillClinton.
02 MayCroatian War of Independence-Serb forces began firing rocketson the Croatian capital of Zagreb, killing 7 and injuring at least 175 others.
09 JulySri Lankan Civil War-After having advised civilians to takeshelter in places of worship, the Sri Lanka Air Force bombed a church in Navaly, killing at least 125 people.
15 AprilAt a GATT ministerial meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco,representatives of 124 countries and the European Communities signed anagreement to establish the World Trade Organization.
22 MarchRussian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov of the Soyuz programmereturned from the Mir space station after 437 days in space, setting arecord for the longest spaceflight.
26 February Barings Bank, the oldest merchant bank in London, collapsed after its head derivatives trader in Singapore, Nick Leeson, lost £827 million while making unauthorized speculative trades on futures contracts.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1995:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 AugustVictoria Kan / Tennis Player / Russia
05 AugustPierre-Emile Højbjerg / Footballer / Denmark
05 JuneTroye Sivan / Actor / Australia
06 JuneJulian Green / Footballer / United States of America
06 AprilDarya Lebesheva / Tennis Player / Belarus
07 OctoberLyndon Dykes / Footballer / Australia
10 March Sergey Mozgov / Dancer / Russia
11 MayGelson Martins / Footballer / Portugal
12 MayIrina Khromacheva / Tennis Player / Russia
14 MayJonah Placid / Rugby Player / Australia
15 January Liam Knight / Rugby Player / Australia
16 JuneAleksandr Aksyonov / Fooballer / Russia
16 February Carina Witthöft / Tennis Player / Germany
16 MayElizabeth Ralston / Footballer / Australia
18 JuneMaxim Kovtun / Figure Skater / Russia
22 AugustDua Lipa / Writer / United Kingdom
27 DecemberMark Lapidus / Chess Player / Estonia
27 March Jonathan Drouin / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
29 NovemberSiobhan-Marie O'Connor / Swimmer / United Kingdom
30 January Jack Laugher / Diver / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1995:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 MayRadhika Madan / Actress / India
18 FebruaryDeborah Herold / Cyclist / India
05 JulyP.V Sindhu / Player / India

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