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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1995 AD


January 1: Austria, Finland and Sweden act to join European Union
January 1: Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory
January 1: Fernando Henrique Cardoso installed as president of Brazil
January 1: "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 57 performances
January 1: International Year of Tolerance
January 1: Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson started in 1980
January 1: Raman Lamba and Ravi Sehgal score 464 for 1st wicket for Delhi
January 1: "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Square Theater New York City after 49 performances
January 1: "Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater New York City 20 performances
January 2: Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
January 2: Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
January 2: Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
January 4: Newt Gingrich becomes speaker of the House
January 5: AFC beats NFC 41-13 in the pro bowl
January 5: Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed
January 6: Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
January 7: "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 18 performances
January 7: "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 280 performances
January 8: 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
January 8: "Guys and Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 1143 performances
January 8: Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
January 9: Ecuador and Peru involve in boundary fight
January 9: Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
January 10: "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
January 11: 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in New York City)
January 11: Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
January 11: DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives
January 11: NHLPA and owners agree to end NHL strike
January 12: Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
January 12: Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA
January 12: Pope John Paul II begins visit to SE Asia
January 13: 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
January 13: America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
January 14: 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
January 14: 16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
January 15: Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
January 15: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13 for AFC championship
January 15: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys for NFC championship
January 15: Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
January 15: Western Washington begins using new area code 360
January 16: UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in New York City)
January 17: 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan killing 5,372 die
January 17: Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
January 17: "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 322 performances
January 17: Los Angeles Rams announce that they are moving to St. Louis
January 18: Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka vs. Kerala
January 18: Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
January 19: Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
January 20: 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
January 20: "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr New York City for 276 performances
January 20: Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
January 21: 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
January 22: Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
January 22: Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
January 25: Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
January 26: New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern
January 27: 69th Australian Womens Tennis: Mary Pierce beats A S Vicario (63 62)
January 28: 69th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Mary Pierce beats Vicario (63 62)
January 28: 83rd Australian Mens Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Sampras (46 61 76 64)
January 28: Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
January 29: Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
January 29: Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
January 29: Superbowl MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, quarterback
January 29: Superbowl XXIX: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami
January 30: 22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men and Ace of Base win
January 30: Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
January 30: Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
January 30: Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"


February 1: Amtrak New York City - Tampa run ends
February 1: Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
February 1: Andy and Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
February 1: Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
February 2: Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
February 2: "Moliere Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 56 performances
February 2: U.S. space shuttle Discovery launched
February 3: STS-63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit
February 4: Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria vs. South Australia
February 4: Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke (27.77)
February 4: Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
February 5: Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
February 5: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13
February 5: Sandra Volker swims female European record 50m backstroke: 27.77
February 6: Beachboy Brian Wilson wed Melinda Ledbetter
February 6: Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days
February 6: Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket
February 7: Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting
February 8: 6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed)
February 9: "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 340 performances
February 9: Irina Privalova runs female world record 50m (5.96 sec)
February 10: Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
February 10: Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
February 10: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
February 11: Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
February 11: Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
February 11: Sandra Volker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
February 11: Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
February 11: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
February 11: West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand
February 12: 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
February 12: Angela Kennedy swims woman's world record 50m butterfly
February 12: Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
February 12: Dieter Baumann runs European record 3k indoor (7:37.51)
February 12: Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
February 12: Moses Kiptanui runs world record 3k indoor (7:35.15)
February 12: PRI loses/PAN wins Mexican regional elections
February 12: Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)
February 12: Susan Auch skates female world record 500m (38.94 sec)
February 13: West Indies beat New Zealand by innings and 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
February 14: Roseanne weds bodyguard Ben Thomas
February 14: Wellington 2-498d and 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 and 2-476d
February 15: Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko, resigns
February 15: Dow-Jones closes at record 3986.17
February 15: Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion
February 17: 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards
February 17: Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY
February 17: Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming U.S. tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive and manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
February 17: Tiger manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike
February 18: Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
February 18: Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
February 18: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) wed
February 18: Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
February 19: 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
February 19: Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
February 19: Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
February 19: Linford Christie runs European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
February 19: Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec)
February 19: Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
February 21: CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
February 21: RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
February 22: Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
February 22: Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
February 23: Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
February 23: Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
February 23: "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
February 24: Dow-Jones hits record 4011.74
February 25: Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
February 25: British heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital
February 25: Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
February 25: PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
February 26: London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson
February 27: Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
February 28: Denver International Airport opens


March 1: 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow
March 1: Belgium ends military conscript
March 1: Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
March 1: Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
March 1: Part of Houston begins using new area code 261
March 1: Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
March 2: British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC
March 2: Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed
March 2: "Smokey Joe's Cafe," opens at Virginia Theater New York City
March 2: Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
March 3: Camilla Parker Bowles and her husband Andrew divorce
March 4: 1st New York City Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
March 4: Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
March 4: George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
March 4: Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
March 4: Replacement New York Yankees beat New York Mets 2-1
March 5: 21st People's Choice Awards: Tim Allen wins
March 5: Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election
March 5: Graves of czar Nicholas and family found in St. Petersburg
March 5: Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
March 6: 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield
March 6: American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
March 6: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Phoenix, Arizona on KEDJ 106.3/100.3 FM
March 7: Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)
March 7: New York becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
March 8: -26 degrees F (-32.2 degrees C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
March 8: Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
March 8: Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections
March 9: Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
March 9: Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)
March 9: President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
March 10: Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shite mosque, 17+ killed
March 10: Chiel Meijering's "St. Louis Blues," premieres in Arnhem
March 10: Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
March 11: -36.8 degrees F (-38.2 degrees C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67 degrees N
March 11: President Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
March 11: Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in U.S.
March 11: Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
March 12: Congress party loses India national election
March 12: Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
March 12: Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham U.K. won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
March 12: Ice Pairs Champ at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova and Rene Novotny
March 12: Lara scores 139 in ODI vs. Australia at Port-of-Spain
March 12: Letitia Vriesde runs S American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
March 12: Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
March 12: Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (CHN)
March 13: 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win
March 13: Anti fascist Kazachstan anti-parliament forms
March 13: Hungarian Forint devalued 9%
March 13: Istanbul police shoot dead 16 Alawitische demonstrators
March 14: 1st time 13 people in space
March 16: Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15
March 16: Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Oklahoma 77-67
March 16: Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery and ratifies 13th Amendment
March 16: World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh, Jr. and P Dharmani
March 17: British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)
March 17: Sinn-Fein leader Gerry Adams visits White House
March 17: U.S. approves 1st chicken pox vaccine, Varivax by Merck
March 18: Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
March 18: Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada
March 18: STS-67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16 days
March 19: 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
March 19: Arizona outside of Phoenix begins using new area code 520
March 19: Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
March 19: Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
March 19: Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
March 19: Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
March 19: NBA New York Knicks beat New York Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
March 19: Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3:54.08)
March 19: "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 25 performances
March 19: "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 29 performances
March 20: Beatles song, "Baby It's You," with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
March 20: Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record)
March 20: Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
March 21: New Jersey officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295
March 21: New York City agrees to sell it's 2 owned radio stations (WNew York City AM and FM)
March 22: Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
March 23: Dollar equals 88.41 yen (record)
March 23: "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers New York City for 548 performances
March 25: Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
March 26: 15th Golden Raspberry Awards: Color of Night wins
March 26: 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
March 26: "Defending the Caveman," opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 671 perf
March 26: Mashonaland beat Mashonaland U-24 by 165 runs to win Logan Cup
March 26: "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 56 performances
March 27: 67th Academy Awards - "Forest Gump," Jessica Lange and Tom Hanks win
March 28: Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovette split-up
March 28: Queensland beat S Australia to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
March 28: World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge
March 29: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago, Illinois on WCKG 105.9 FM
March 30: "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 204 performances
March 31: 1st game at Coors Stadium Colorado (replacement Rockies beat Yankees 4-1)
March 31: Bombay beat Punjab on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
March 31: Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike


April 1: Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency begins charging $15 service fee
April 1: New York Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
April 2: 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: University of Ct Huskies beats Tennessee 70-64
April 2: 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
April 2: Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
April 2: New York Police Department and New York Transit Police merge into one organization
April 2: North and Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
April 2: Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
April 2: Sunday New York Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
April 2: Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
April 3: 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
April 3: Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena
April 6: "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 308 performances
April 7: Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
April 8: BPAA U.S. Open won by Dave Husted
April 8: Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
April 9: 59th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
April 9: "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 25 performances
April 10: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 24 performances
April 10: New York City bans smoking in all restaurants that seat 35 or more
April 13: Yankees beat the Mets 2-0
April 14: India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
April 14: Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship
April 16: 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins
April 17: 24th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11
April 17: 99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22
April 18: Houston Post folds after 116 years
April 18: Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football
April 19: Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (New York City) news
April 19: Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168
April 21: Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, New York Knicks win 98-92
April 21: FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh and charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
April 22: General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
April 22: George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
April 23: Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
April 23: President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City
April 24: Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
April 24: Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98
April 24: Package bomb, linked to Unabomber, blows up killing Gilbert B. Murray
April 25: 16th Emmy Sports Award presentation
April 25: "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater New York City for 79 performances
April 26: Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
April 26: Coors Field, opens in Denver, Rockies beat Mets 11-9 in 14 innings
April 27: Coors Field in Colorado opens - Denver Rockies beats Mets 11-9 in 14
April 27: "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater New York City for 221 performances
April 28: Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
April 28: Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
April 29: Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
April 29: Kansas City Royal John Nonely is 70th to home run on his 1st at bat
April 30: After 120 years the last 15 A and S department stores close
April 30: "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 839 performances
April 30: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 24 performances
April 30: "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater New York City for 80 performances
April 30: Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship


May 1: "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater New York City for 8 performances
May 1: Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia vs. WI at Sabina Park
May 2: Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
May 2: "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 121 performances
May 2: Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
May 3: Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
May 3: David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus and Buddy)
May 3: "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater New York City for 16 performances
May 5: Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
May 6: 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
May 6: ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
May 6: Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
May 7: Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
May 7: Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
May 7: "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City after 8 performances
May 7: Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours and 36 minutes
May 9: Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
May 9: Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus
May 10: 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins
May 10: Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn Fein
May 10: In South Africa, 104 miners killed in an elevator accident
May 12: Dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
May 12: Jose Mesa gets 1st of his M.L. record 37 consecutive saves
May 12: Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4
May 13: 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
May 13: Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
May 13: New Zealand beats U.S. for the America's Cup
May 14: 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
May 14: Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most sr spiritual leader
May 14: Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
May 14: "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater New York City after 16 performances
May 15: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
May 16: Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara and charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
May 18: WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
May 19: Emmy 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
May 19: World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
May 20: 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4
May 20: CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
May 20: Twins Marty Cordova ties rookie record of home runs in 5 consecutive games
May 21: Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
May 22: Laverne and Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised
May 23: 47th time opposing pitchers hit home runs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
May 28: Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 28: Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
May 28: Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
May 28: "Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 454 performances
May 28: Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
May 28: White Sox (5) and Tigers (7) combine for record 12 home runs at Tiger Stadium


June 1: 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
June 1: Rangers' Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
June 2: John Valentin hits 3 home runs
June 3: Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
June 4: 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! and Sunset Boulevard win
June 4: 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
June 4: Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
June 4: "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden New York City at 347 perf
June 5: 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire
June 6: 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
June 8: "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 40 performances
June 9: "Congo" premieres in USA
June 10: 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
June 10: 65th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graff beats A.S. Vicario (76 46 60)
June 10: "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater New York City after 79 performances
June 10: Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
June 11: 65th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)
June 11: Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
June 11: Rondell White has six hits and hits for the cycle in 13-innings
June 13: Indians' Dennis Martinez no-hits Baltimore 11-0
June 13: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
June 14: 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games
June 14: Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
June 15: "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth New York City for 55 performances
June 15: Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex vs. Northants
June 15: Northants all out 46 vs. Essex and wins game next day
June 16: Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career home run (429)
June 16: Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
June 17: "Who's Tommy" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 899 performances
June 18: 95th U.S. Golf Open: Corey Pavin shoots a 280 at Shinnecock Hills NY
June 18: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
June 19: New York Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry
June 20: Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
June 24: Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
June 25: Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
June 25: Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to home run in 3 consecutive innings
June 26: Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed
June 27: Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days and $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
June 27: Holland's debut in English domestic comp (vs. Northants, NatWest)
June 27: Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
June 27: Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
June 28: New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
June 29: George Foreman loses IBF boxing title, refused to fight Axel Schulz
June 29: Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
June 30: Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits


July 1: Kiersten Rickenbach, of New Jersey, crowned America's Junior Miss
July 1: "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 906 performances
July 2: 16th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
July 2: Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
July 2: "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square New York City after 80 performances
July 2: Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
July 4: Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
July 5: Columbia U beats Hartferd College to be 1st U.S. to win Henley Regatta
July 6: Lottie Dod, 15, beats Blanch Bingley at Wimbledon
July 7: Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game vs, BC Lions
July 7: Space shuttle STS-71, Atlantis 14, lands
July 8: 102nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Graf beats Arantxa S Vicario (46 61 75)
July 8: 1st CFL game between 2 U.S. teams, Las Vegas Posse vs. Sacramento Gold
July 9: 109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)
July 9: Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open, 4th to win all 4 majors
July 9: Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
July 9: "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 75 performances
July 9: U.S. international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce
July 11: 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington, Texas
July 11: All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Florida Marlins)
July 13: Space shuttle STS-70, Discovery 20, launches
July 14: Los Angeles Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
July 14: Ramon Martinez pitches a 7-0 no-hitter against the Marlins
July 15: Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
July 15: Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
July 16: 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J. C. Snead
July 16: 50th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
July 16: "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 40 performances
July 16: "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth New York City after 55 performances
July 17: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, worth$12.9 billion dollars
July 18: DC3 crashes at Antananarivo Madagaskar, 34 die
July 21: Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians vs. Kent
July 21: Kansas City Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
July 22: Space shuttle STS-70, Discovery 20, lands
July 22: Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her 2 children in South Carolina
July 23: 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St. Andrews Scotland
July 23: "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 121 performances
July 23: Miguel Indurains wins his 5th Tour de France
July 23: Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
July 28: Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
July 29: Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
July 29: Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
July 30: Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
July 30: Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win vs. WI
July 30: Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
July 30: Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter basaeball's Hall of Fame


August 1: Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network
August 3: CNN en Espanol premieres
August 4: Darryl Strawberry joins the New York Yankees
August 6: "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 510 performances
August 6: Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
August 6: Indians and Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
August 6: Thousands of people in Hiroshima tribute on 50th anniversary of bomb
August 8: Jeff King of Pirates is 16th NL player to home run twice in one inning
August 10: Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
August 12: Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
August 13: 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera California
August 13: Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
August 14: Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
August 15: Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
August 17: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
August 18: Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
August 19: After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
August 19: Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
August 19: Mike Tyson returns to the ring and DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
August 20: Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 37th consecutive save
August 20: Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
August 20: "Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 75 performances
August 21: U.S. marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
August 22: FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
August 23: Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
August 23: Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
August 24: Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
August 24: Windows 95 debuts
August 25: Andrew Symonds scores 254 Gloucs vs. Glam, world record 16 x 6
August 25: Indians' Jose Mesa fails in save attempt after 38th consecutive saves
August 26: Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs vs. Glamorgan
August 26: Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
August 27: 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
August 27: 95th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
August 27: "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 204 performances
August 27: Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days
August 28: Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
August 28: Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 and 157
August 30: Cable News Network joins internet
August 30: Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record


September 1: Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to U.S. Treasury
September 1: New York City reinstates the death penalty
September 1: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio
September 2: Actor Charlie Sheen (30th birthday) marries Donna Peele (25)
September 2: Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
September 2: Southern California begins using new area code 562
September 3: Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
September 3: Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
September 3: New York Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
September 3: Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
September 4: Jerry Lewis' 30th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $47,800,000
September 4: Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
September 5: Cal Ripken, Jr. ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games
September 6: Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
September 6: Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood
September 7: 12th MTV Awards
September 7: Senator Bob Packwoord R-Oregon resigns rather than face expulsion
September 7: STS-69 (Endeavour 9), launches into orbit
September 8: Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
September 9: 109th U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (76 06 63)
September 9: "Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)
September 9: Chynna Phillips weds William Baldwin
September 9: Dean St. Station in Brooklyn, is 6th Metropolitan Transportation Authority station to close since 1904
September 9: Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)
September 10: 115th U.S. Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (64 63 46 75)
September 10: 35th Walker Cup: Britain - Ireland beats U.S., 14 - 10
September 10: 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Fraiser and Candice Bergen wins
September 10: Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
September 10: Browns and Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles
September 11: Eastern Tennessee begins using new area code 423
September 11: Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
September 11: Soyuz TM-22, lands
September 12: INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer
September 15: Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays
September 16: Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory
September 16: Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
September 16: Stephen Hawkins (53) weds Elaine Mason
September 17: "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr New York City after 276 performances
September 17: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 18: Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Baltimore to move Browns
September 18: Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
September 19: Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 home runs for Rockies in 1995
September 19: Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits home runs in 3rd of 4 games
September 20: Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
September 24: 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 14 -13 at Oak Hill CC (NY)
September 24: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
September 24: Emillio and Gloria Estefan's boat hits and kills a jet skiier
September 24: Mount Ruapehu Volcano, North Island, New Zealand erupts
September 26: Earliest 1st-class cricket in Australia season (Qld vs. Western Prov)
September 26: "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr
September 26: Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
September 28: Dennis Martinez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
September 28: Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News," on CBS
September 28: Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
September 28: Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld vs. W Prov
September 28: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank
September 29: Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27 games)
September 29: O. J. Simpson trial sent to the jury
September 29: Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
September 29: U.S. space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
September 30: Cleveland Indian Albert Belle hits his 50th home run of season


October 1: Bermuda begins using new area code 441
October 1: Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
October 1: Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
October 1: Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
October 1: New York Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
October 1: Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
October 2: "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 308 performances
October 2: Seattle Mariners beat California Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
October 3: 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs. W Prov)
October 3: O. J. Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
October 4: 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
October 4: Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
October 5: "Company" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 68 performances
October 6: BPAA U.S. Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
October 6: Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
October 7: Boston's Fleet Center opens, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
October 7: Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees
October 8: Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
October 8: Edgar Martinez drives home tying and winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees and win AL Division Series
October 10: "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater New York City
October 10: Israel begins W Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
October 10: Most Dutch telephone numbers increase to 10 digits
October 10: Robert E. Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics
October 11: John Bobbitt has plastic surgery to increase his penis 3 inches
October 11: O. J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
October 12: "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr New York City for 46 performances
October 13: Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize
October 13: Pamela Anderson Lee, rush to hospital with flu like symptoms
October 14: Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
October 15: Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
October 15: Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating New York Jets 26-15
October 16: Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
October 16: Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
October 16: Million Man March held in Washington D.C. (over 800,000 black men attend)
October 16: ODI in Sharjah WI 7-333 in 50 overs beat Sri Lanka 329 all out
October 17: Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000
October 18: NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
October 19: "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 118 performances
October 20: Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final
October 20: STS-73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit
October 21: Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
October 21: Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
October 22: "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 97 performances
October 24: Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
October 25: "Victor/Victoria," opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 738 performances
October 27: Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore is signed
October 27: Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
October 28: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
October 28: Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
October 29: "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City
October 29: Sunday New York News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
October 29: U.S. beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
October 30: Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
October 31: NHL New Jersey Devils agree to stay in NJ


November 1: "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 71 performances
November 2: "Busker Alley," premieres at St. James Theatre, New York
November 2: "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 21 performances
November 2: Spanish Broadcasting System buys New York radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
November 3: 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100
November 3: 1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80
November 3: 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat New Jersey Nets 94-79
November 4: 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province vs. N Transvaal
November 4: "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater New York City after 221 performances
November 4: Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat Los Angeles Lakers 103-89
November 5: 1st NBA game at General Motors Place, Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 in OT
November 5: STS-73 (Columbia 18), lands
November 5: Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
November 6: Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
November 6: Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians
November 7: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on WXDX 105.9 FM
November 7: Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
November 9: "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City
November 12: 25th New York City Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
November 12: 26th New York City Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
November 12: Last day of Test cricket for Martin Crowe
November 12: Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
November 12: New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority raises subway and bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
November 12: STS-74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
November 15: "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater New York City for 601 performances
November 15: Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
November 16: Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
November 16: Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
November 18: Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano, 19, of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
November 18: Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Michelle Mullen
November 19: 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Baltimore Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
November 19: "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
November 19: Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss New York USA
November 19: "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 21 performances
November 19: "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 23 performances
November 19: Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
November 20: "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
November 20: FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC
November 20: Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview
November 20: "Racing Demon" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 48 performances
November 20: STS-74 (Atlantis 15), lands
November 21: Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
November 21: Israel grants jailed U.S. spy Jason Pollard, citizenship
November 21: New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
November 22: Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women
November 24: Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
November 25: "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr New York City after 46 performances
November 26: 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
November 26: Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
November 26: New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs vs. India in Nagpur ODI
November 28: James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack
November 29: CNN/fn, the financial network by Turner Enterprises, launched
November 29: "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater New York City


December 2: 17th ACE Cable Awards
December 3: 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
December 3: Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 3: "Company" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 68 performances
December 3: "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 49 performances
December 3: Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket vs. South Africa, a record
December 3: Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
December 3: Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
December 4: Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
December 6: 6th Billboard Music Awards
December 6: Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special
December 7: NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
December 7: U.S. space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
December 9: 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
December 10: 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
December 10: Kelly Robbins and Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
December 10: Michael Slater scores 219 vs. Sri Lanka at the WACA
December 10: Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
December 10: Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Australia vs. Sri Lanka, WACA)
December 10: Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours, Starting December 9th at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982
December 11: Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
December 12: Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
December 12: CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
December 12: Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres address both house of U.S. congress
December 12: NBA referees return to work after striking
December 13: Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
December 13: U.S. Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
December 14: AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant
December 14: "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
December 15: Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
December 17: "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 23 performances
December 19: Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles and Diana to divorce
December 20: American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
December 20: "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 14 performances
December 21: Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup
December 21: San Francisco Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
December 22: David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with New York Yankees
December 26: Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL vs. Australia, MCG)
December 26: Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player, 18 years 340 ds
December 27: Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 vs. SL, MCG)
December 30: Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10
December 31: 62nd Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech beats Texas
December 31: Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip
December 31: "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon New York City
December 31: "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 308 performances
December 31: "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 340 performances
December 31: Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
December 31: "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 14 performances
December 31: "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 48 performances
December 31: "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 71 performances
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