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1995 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
Atlanta Braves
Superbowl XXIX Champions:
San Fransisco 49ers
NBA Champions:
Houston Rockets
Stanley Cup Champs:
New Jersey Devils
U.S. Open Golf:
Corey Pavin
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions:
Nebraska
NCAA Basketball Champions:
UCLA
Kentucky Derby:
Thunder Gulch
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Cindy Crawford, Angie Everhart, Kathy Ireland, Valeria Mazza, Daniela Pestova, Debbie Rochon, Rebecca Romijn, Alicia Silverstone, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor
"The Quotes"
"Houston, we have a problem"
- Tom Hanks, in 'Apollo 13'
(paraphrased from the actual qoute - "Houston, we've had a problem here")

"No Soup For You!"
The Soup Nazi on TV's Seinfeld. The location was based on a real place and character, found at Al Yeganeh's Soup Kitchen in New York.

"If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"
- Defense Attorney Johnnie Cochran at O.J. Simpsons murder trial

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Newt Gingrich
Miss America:
Heather Whitestone (Birmingham, AL)
Miss USA:
Chelsi Smith (Texas)/ Shanna Moakler (New York)
The Scandals:

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people in Oklahoma City, including 19 children.

Drew Barrymore table danced for David Letterman on his talk show, and, with her back to the audience, flashed David by lifting up her shirt.

Patrick Combs deposited one of those fake "winning lottery checks" for $95,093.35. His bank took the deposit, and after several weeks, he took out the cash. The whole story can be found at his website.

Marlon Brando, as a guest on Larry King Live, kissed a surprized Larry on the mouth.

Cindy Crawford and husband Richard Gere took out an full page ad in the London Times to proclaim their heterosexuality. The 1994 marraige ended in 1995, still straight, they say.

Celebrity Paralyzed By a Horse: Christopher Reeve

Mysterious Olympian Skater Death: Sergi Grinkov, 2-time Gold Medalist, died while practicing with his partner (and wife) Ekaterina Gordeeva

1995 Pop Culture News:
Robert Metcalfe predicted in 1995 that the internet would collapse in 1996, and "eat his words" if it did not. In 1997, he blended a printed copy of that speech with liquid and drank the mixture.

The Rock and Roll Hall of fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dolly (the clone) the Sheep was born on July 5th, and lived for seven years.

The X Games were first broadcast on ESPN.

Starbuck's Frappuccino was released in 1995.

People have been meeting online via Match.com since 1995.

AuctionWeb began in San Jose, California, on September 3, 1995, by Pierre Omidyar. The company officially changed the name of its service to eBay in September 1997.

The George Forman Lean Mean Grilling Machine was released.

Todd McFarlane's Spawn action figures made action figures cool again, even for comic book geeks.

JavaScript was created by Netscape programmer Brendan Eich. It was first released under the name of LiveScript and included with Netscape Navigator 2.0 in September '95. It was officially renamed JavaScript on December 4.

When he landed back on Earth on March 22, cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned with the record for space flight - 437 days.

Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Michael Bradley and Brad Flaxon

Rock Musician Heart FailureDeath: Jerry Garcia

Queen of Tejano Pop Star Murder: Selena, killed by the ex-president of her fan club.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1995: $1,150,000

The Habit:

The First X (EXtreme) Games took place in July, 1995 in Rhode Island.

The girl's were all listening to Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album.

Watching the film Babe, about a happy little pig, with your family

1st appearances & 1995's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Barbie as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Barbie as Maria in the Sound of Music, Barbie and Ken Star Trek giftset
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Toy Story
2. Batman Forever
3. Apollo 13
4. Pocahontas
5. Ace Venturs: When Nature Calls
6. GoldenEye
7. Jumanji
8. Casper
9. Seven
10. Die Hard: With A Vengeance
1995 Most Popular TV shows:
1. E.R. (NBC)
2. Seinfeld (NBC)
3. Friends (NBC)
4. Caroline In The City (NBC)
5. The Single Guy (NBC)
6. Home Improvement (ABC)
7. Boston Common (FOX)
8. 60 Minutes (CBS)
9. NYPD Blue (ABC)
10. Frasier (NBC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1995 include:
Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Blues Traveler, Boyz II Men, Brandy, Coolio, Dave Matthews Band, Faith Evans, Green Day, Hootie & the Blowfish, Janet Jackson, K-Ci & JoJo, Live, LL Cool J, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Melissa Etheridge, Method Man, Michael Jackson, Monica, Montell Jordan, Notorious B.I.G., Pearl Jam, R. Kelly, Real McCoy, Seal, Shaggy, Shania Twain, Soul For Soul, TLC, 2Pac, Vanessa Williams, Xscape

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1995:
December 17, 1994 - January 27, 1995: Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

January 28, 1995 - February 24, 1995: TLC - Creep

February 25, 1995 - April 14, 1995: Madonna - Take A Bow

April 15, 1995 - June 2, 1995: Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

June 3, 1995 - July 7, 1995: Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

July 8, 1995 - August 25, 1995: TLC - Waterfalls

August 26, 1995 - September 1, 1995: Seal - Kiss From A Rose

September 2, 1995 - September 8, 1995: Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

September 9, 1995 - September 29, 1995: Coolio featuring L.V. - Gangsta's Paradise

September 30, 1995 - November 24, 1995: Mariah Carey - Fantasy

November 25, 1995 - December 1, 1995: Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

December 2, 1995 - March 22, 1996: Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day

Popular Music in 1995 - # 1 Hits of 1995