1995

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1995 was the 124th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

Business

Openings

Closings

Sports

Individuals

Births

  • Errol Milliard, US army combat engineer killed in action in Afghanistan

Graduations

Awards

Deaths

See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1995

Works

Buildings

Films

Music

See also

Context

In 1997 Republicans took control of both U.S. houses for the first time since 1953. The WB and UPN television networks began operation. The San Francisco 49ers won Super Bowl XXIX, their fifth Super Bowl win. Terrorists released sarin gas aboard Tokyo trains. The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City became America's worst domestic terrorist indicent. Christopher Reeve was paralyzed. The Houston Rockets won their second NBA championship in a row. The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup. Netscape went public. The DVD format was announced. O. J. Simpson was found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The Million Man March took place in Washington, D.C. The Atlanta Braves won the World Series. Bill Watterson retired from Calvin and Hobbes.

Notable films included Toy Story, Apollo 13, Se7en, Braveheart, and Crimson Tide. Notable popular songs included "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio, "Waterfalls" by TLC, and "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. Carol Shields won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stone Diaries.

Notable deaths included entertainer Burl Ives, sportscaster Howard Cosell, television host Art Fleming, entertainer Ginger Rogers, medical researcher Jonas Salk, actress Lana Turner, disc jockey Wolfman Jack, actress Eva Gabor, musician Jerry Garcia, baseball player Mickey Mantle, and entertainer Dean Martin.

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