1995 Newspaper Headlines
Our collection of 1995 news articles offer coverage of events such as the announcement of the first DVD, the Great Hanshin earthquake in Japan, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated. It was also during this year that O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of double murder, and the San Francisco 49ers become the first NFL franchise to win five Super Bowls.
Read about these 1995 headlines and much more in an authentic 1995 newspaper chronicling the years most captivating events as they happened, through first hand accounts and original photographs.
January 17, 1995
The Great Hanshin Earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, occurs near Kobe in Japan and kills 6,434 people.
January 29, 1995
The San Francisco 49ers become the first NFL franchise to win five Super Bowls, after they defeated the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.
January 31, 1995
President Bill Clinton invokes emergency powers to extend a $20 billion loan to help Mexico avoid financial collapse.
February 15, 1995
Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged with breaking into some of the United States’s most secure computer systems.
March 2, 1995
Yahoo! is incorporated.
March 16, 1995
The Thirteenth Amendment is ratified in Mississippi, making it the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The amendment was nationally ratified in 1865, but did not make it official until 2013.
March 27, 1995
The 67th Academy Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Forrest Gump wins Best Picture.
May 28, 1995
An earthquake in Neftegorsk, Russia, measures 7.6 on the Richter scale and kills at least 2,000 people.
June 24, 1995
South Africa wins the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
July 27, 1995
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington D. C.
August 6, 1995
Hundreds of people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Washington D.C. and Tokyo mark the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb.
September 1, 1995
The DVD, an optical disc computer storage media format, is announced.
September 4, 1995
‘eBay’ is founded.
October 3, 1995
O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
October 17, 1995
French woman Jeanne Calment reaches the confirmed age of 120 years and 238 days, making her the oldest person ever recorded.
November 22, 1995
The film Toy Story, the first ever full length computer animated feature film, is released by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures.
November 28, 1995
President Bill Clinton signs the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995, ending the federal 55mph speed limit.
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