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1995 Trivia, Facts & History

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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, Deaths and Odd News

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

Rock Musician Heart FailureDeath: Jerry Garcia

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

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

1995 Pop Culture News

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published his autobiography I Am Not Spock. In 1995, he published a second volume: I AM Spock.

Robert Lucas, upon receiving a Nobel Prize in economic sciences, was only awarded half the prize money. His ex-wife had placed a clause in their divorce settlement in 1988 stating she would receive half the prize money if he won the prize in the following 7 years. He won in the year 1995.

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.

So many people (100 million) were watching/listening to the O.J. Simpson verdict that it cost an estimated $480 million in lost productivity.

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

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

These years use the same calendars: 2017, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.

The Habits

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

Reading The Rainmaker by John Grisham

1995's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

Barbie as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Barbie as Maria in the Sound of Music, Barbie and Ken Star Trek giftset

Popular Movies:

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Apollo 13, Babe, Bad Boys, Batman Forever, Braveheart, The Bridges of Madison County, Casper, Congo, Crimson Tide, Dangerous Minds, Die Hard: With A Vengeance, Father of the Bride Part II, Get Shorty, Ghost in the Shell, GoldenEye, Grumpier Old Men, Highlander 3: The Final Dimension, Jumanji, Mortal Comabat, Mr. Holland's Opus, Pocahontas, Seven, Toy Story, Waterworld, While You Were Sleeping

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's 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)

Popular Music

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

More Pop Culture Resources

Popular Music in 1995 ~ # 1 Hits of 1995