1995 in history

1995 events chronologically

Jan 1 Sweden, Austria, and Finland are admitted into the European Union
Jan 1 The World Trade Organization goes into effect
Jan 1 The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves
Jan 1 The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe becomes the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Jan 6 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack
Jan 17 The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people
Jan 19 After being struck by lightning the crew are forced to ditch Bristow Flight 56C. All 18 aboard are later rescued

Top 7 most famous people born in 1995

Feb 5 Adnan Januzaj a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Manchester United. Born in Brussels, he began his career with Anderlecht before joining Manchester United in 2011 at the age of 16. Januzaj made his full international debut in 2014 and later that year played for Belgium at the World Cup
Mar 15 Jabari Parker an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was taken with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He ended his college career after one season of playing for Duke University. Parker was a standout high school athlete, helping his team win four straight state championships for Simeon Career Academy, and was named the National High School Player of the Year by Gatorade and McDonald's. In his freshman year for the 2013–14 Duke Blue Devils, he was named a consensus first-team All-American, the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, and the runner-up for the John Wooden Award. Parker is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a native of Chicago, Illinois, and the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker
Apr 18 Divock Origi a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Lille on loan from Liverpool and the Belgian national team as a forward. He is the son of former professional footballer Mike Origi and cousin of Kenyan international footballer Arnold Origi
May 10 Missy Franklin an American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. As a member of the U.S. National Team, she also holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay
Jul 12 Luke Shaw an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Manchester United and the England national team.
Nov 3 Kendall Jenner an American television personality, media host, and fashion model. Jenner first came to public attention for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Dec 31 Gabby Douglas an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions. Douglas is the first black woman in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals. She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships

Top 7 most famous people died in 1995

Mar 31 Selena an American singer and songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "Best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. Selena had the most successful Latin singles of 1994 and 1995, "Amor Prohibido" and "No Me Queda Más". She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna. Selena released her first album, Selena y Los Dinos, at the age of twelve. She won Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1987 Tejano Music Awards and landed a recording contract with EMI a few years later. Her fame grew throughout the early 1990s, especially in Spanish-speaking countries, and she had begun recording in English as well
May 5 Mikhail Botvinnik a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion, widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. Working as an electrical engineer and computer scientist at the same time, he was one of the very few professional chess players who achieved distinction in another career while playing top-class competitive chess. He was also a pioneer of computer chess
May 24 Harold Wilson a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. He won four general elections, and is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms
Jun 23 Jonas Salk an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. Born in New York City to Jewish parents, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician
Jul 26 George W. Romney an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962, the 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. He was the father of former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the husband of former Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Lenore Romney
Oct 9 Alec Douglas-Home a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from October 1963 to October 1964. He is notable for being the last Prime Minister to hold office while being a member of the House of Lords, prior to renouncing his peerage and taking up a seat in the House of Commons for the remainder of his premiership. His reputation, however, rests more on his two spells as the UK's foreign minister than on his brief premiership
Nov 4 Yitzhak Rabin an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995