August 1995 in history

August 1995 events chronologically

Aug 4 Operation Storm begins in Croatia
Aug 5 Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day
Aug 10 Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony
Aug 15 In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later)
Aug 30 Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1995

Aug 4 Jessica Sanchez an American singer and songwriter originally from Chula Vista, California. She was the runner-up on the eleventh season of the reality show American Idol, and is currently signed to 19 Recordings and Interscope Records. Prior to appearing on American Idol, Sanchez competed in the first season of America's Got Talent at the age of 11
Aug 5 Pierre Højbjerg a Danish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Aug 15 Chief Keef an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He has signed a major record deal with Interscope Records, along with 1017 Brick Squad, and was the CEO of his own record label Glory Boyz Entertainment. His debut album Finally Rich was released on December 18, 2012. Despite being dropped from Interscope in late 2014, Chief Keef would continue self-releasing mixtapes through his Glo Gang label
Aug 17 Gracie Gold an American figure skater. She is the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, 2013 U.S. national silver medalist, and 2014 U.S. national champion. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gold received a bronze medal in the team event and placed 4th in the ladies' single skating competition. She placed 5th at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan
Aug 20 Liana Liberato an American television and film actress. Liana is known for the 2010 film, Trust. She starred in the Fox Faith film The Last Sin Eater and appeared in the fourth season of House in the episode "It's a Wonderful Lie". She was featured in the cover story of the June 4, 2006 issue of The New York Times Magazine titled "Hollywood Elementary" with her friend Hannah Marks
Aug 22 Diana Bulimar a Romanian artistic gymnast and a 2-time European Champion with Romania. She was part of the Romanian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics that won the bronze medal
Aug 27 Sergey Sirotkin (racing driver) a professional racing driver from Russia. He was the 2011 Formula Abarth European Series champion. In July 2013, Sirotkin joined the Sauber Formula One team as a development driver as part of a tie-in with Russian investors with a view to promoting him to a race seat as early as 2014. However, in 2014 Sirotkin held the position of development driver

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1995

Aug 3 Ida Lupino an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. She co-wrote and co-produced some of her own films as well. She appeared in serial television programmes fifty-eight times and directed fifty other episodes. Additionally, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes
Aug 9 Jerry Garcia an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group
Aug 11 Alonzo Church an American mathematician and logician who made major contributions to mathematical logic and the foundations of theoretical computer science. He is best known for the lambda calculus, Church–Turing thesis, proving the undecidability of the Entscheidungsproblem, Frege–Church ontology, and the Church–Rosser theorem
Aug 13 Mickey Mantle an American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball centerfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 seasons, from 1951 through 1968. Mantle is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and one of the greatest players in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999
Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar an Indian American astrophysicist born in Lahore who, with William Fowler, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for his mathematical theory of black holes, which was a key discovery that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him
Aug 28 Earl W. Bascom an American painter, printmaker, rodeo performer and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing across the American and Canadian West.
Aug 28 Michael Ende a German writer of fantasy and children's fiction. He is best known for his epic fantasy The Neverending Story; other famous works include Momo and Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 20 million copies, and adapted as motion pictures, stage plays, operas and audio books