1995 in History
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 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 New Jersey
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