May 12, 1995

May 12, 1995, was a Friday. It was 29 years and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.


Born on May 12, 1995

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 12, 1995:

  • United States: "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan
  • United Kingdom: "Dreamer" by Livin' Joy

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 12, 1995

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • Freak Like Me - Adina Howard
  • Red Light Special - TLC
  • I Know - Dionne Farris
  • Run Away - Real McCoy
Play the top songs from 1995
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1995. Take a trip back to the days of Take That, Coolio, Oasis, TLC, Offspring and N-Trance.
Crimson Tide

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Crimson Tide" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 10,610 days ago. Approximately 354 months have passed. It was the 132nd day of 1995, in week 19. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 29 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 118 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 12, 1995

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, May 12, 1995. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1995 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan is at the top of the singles charts, while "Dreamer" by Livin' Joy is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Crimson Tide is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems.

In fashion, "grunge" clothing has fallen out of favor, and women are beginning to wear form-fitting outfits such as slip dresses and pencil skirts. Movies such as Clueless and The Craft have popularized the "sexy schoolgirl" look. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline.

It's 1995, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Celine Dion, Everything but the Girl, Coolio, Oasis, Michael Jackson, Boyzone, Madonna, Montell Jordan, TLC and Mariah Carey. Former football player O.J. Simpson is currently being tried for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bob Ross, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Mantle, and Yitzhak Rabin would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Full House", "ER", and "Father Ted". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Myst", "The Jungle Book", "Star Wars: TIE Fighter", and "Warcraft: Orcs & Humans". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", and "All That".

Popular toys at the moment include Fear Street books, the SEGA Game Gear, Littlest Pet Shop, and Sky Dancers.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 12, 1995.

  • Eurovision 1995.

    Eurovision 1995

    The 1995 Eurovision song contest was held in Dublin, Ireland. Norway won the contest with the song "Nocturne" by Secret Garden.
  • Oklahoma City bombing.

    Oklahoma City bombing

    On April 19th, 1995, 168 people were killed after American domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols detonated a bomb in downtown Oklahoma City.
  • 1995 in music.

    1995 in music

    Popular music artists in 1995 included Coolio, Oasis, TLC, Seal, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Luniz, The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, Madonna, Real McCoy, Bon Jovi, Des'ree, Shaggy, Boyz II Men, Montell Jordan, Bryan Adams, Green Day and Def Leppard.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1995?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1995?

    In 1995, the best NBA players were David Robinson, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Shawn Kemp, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Mitch Richmond, Detlef Schrempf, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Reggie Miller and Clyde Drexler.
  • Newt Gingrich.

    Newt Gingrich

    Republican politician Newt Gingrich was named Time Person of the Year in 1995 after he led the "Republican Revolution".
  • 1995 in movies.

    1995 in movies

    Movies released in 1995 included Die Hard with a Vengeance, Toy Story, Apollo 13, GoldenEye, Pocahontas, Batman Forever, Seven, Casper, Waterworld, Jumanji, Braveheart, The Usual Suspects, Bad Boys, Billy Madison, Outbreak and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
  • Claudia Schiffer.

    Claudia Schiffer

    German model Claudia Schiffer was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1995.
  • Best football players in 1995.

    Best football players in 1995

    In 1995, the best soccer players were George Weah, Jürgen Klinsmann, Jari Litmanen, Alessandro Del Piero, Patrick Kluivert, Gianfranco Zola, Paolo Maldini, Marc Overmars, Matthias Sammer and Michael Laudrup.
  • Braveheart.


    The film "Braveheart" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • Seal - "Kiss from a Rose"

    Seal - "Kiss from a Rose"

    The song "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal went on to win a Grammy for 1995's Song of the Year.
  • First Chechen War.

    First Chechen War

    The First Chechen War was raging between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
  • The O.J. Simpson murder case.

    The O.J. Simpson murder case

    Former NFL player O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    During the mid-1990s, female clothing began to become more form-fitting as those badly-shaped "mom jeans" began to disappear. Grunge fashion started to decline, and popular outfits began to include tartan minikilts, hot pants, slip dresses, and knee-highs.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    Kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • Pogs.


    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land, and a number of Pokémon releases.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 12, 1995.

  • April 18, 1995: NFL quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement.
  • April 19, 1995: The Oklahoma City bombing occurs, killing 168 people.
  • April 21, 1995: The first episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • April 24, 1995: A Unabomber bomb kills lobbyist Gilbert Murray in Sacramento, California.
  • April 26, 1995: The comedy movie "Friday" is released.
  • April 30, 1995: Wrestling: Triple H makes his WWF debut.
  • May 11, 1995: The Sega Saturn is released in America.
  • This date: May 12, 1995
  • May 13, 1995: Norway win the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Nocturne" by Secret Garden.
  • May 14, 1995: Football: Blackburn Rovers are crowned Premier League champions.
  • May 17, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California.
  • May 18, 1995: American actress Elizabeth Montgomery dies from cancer at the age of 62.
  • May 19, 1995: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • May 20, 1995: FA Cup Final 1995: Everton secure their first major trophy in eight years after they defeat Manchester United 1-0.
  • May 22, 1995:
    • TLC release their song "Waterfalls".
    • English band Pulp release their song "Common People".
  • May 23, 1995:
    • The final episode of Full House is aired.
    • The first version of MySQL is released.
    • The first version of the Java programming language is released.
  • May 24, 1995:
    • Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
    • Football: Ajax win the UEFA Champions League after a late 85th minute goal from Patrick Kluivert helps them secure a 1-0 victory against A.C. Milan.
  • May 26, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 27, 1995: Superman actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse.
  • May 28, 1995: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake kills 2000 people in Russia.
  • May 31, 1995: Soccer: Ruud Gullit joins Chelsea.
  • June 2, 1995: A United States Air Force F-16 piloted by Captain Scott O'Grady is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • June 8, 1995: The first version of the programming language PHP is released.
  • June 9, 1995:
    • 6-year-old Morgan Nick is abducted from a ballpark in Alma, Arkansas.
    • The film Congo (1995) is released.
    • Cali Cartel leader Rodriguez Orejuela is arrested by the Colombian National Police.
  • June 10, 1995: Disney's animated film Pocahontas is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12, 1995, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1995 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12, 1995 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 12, 1995

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 12, 1995:

TV shows from May 1995.

Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Party of Five
Party of Five
Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger

Cars in 1995

1995 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chrysler Cirrus, the Honda Civic (sixth generation), the Toyota Tacoma, the Renault Mégane, the Nissan Almera, and the Ford Taurus (third generation).

Cars in 1995.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 12, 1995

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1995:

In the House
In the House
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack
Street Sharks
Street Sharks
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High
All That
All That
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

Popular toys and games in 1995

Toys and games that were popular in 1995:

The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Matchbox Car Wash
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Action Man
Action Man
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1995.

Full Throttle 1995
Full Throttle
Mortal Kombat 3 1995
Mortal Kombat 3
Theme Park 1995
Theme Park
Wario's Woods 1994
Wario's Woods
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 1994
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
FIFA Soccer 95 1994
FIFA Soccer 95
Donkey Kong Country 1994
Donkey Kong Country
Earthworm Jim 1994
Earthworm Jim
Star Wars: TIE Fighter 1994
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
The Jungle Book 1994
The Jungle Book
RoboCop Versus The Terminator 1994
RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Myst 1993

Were you born on May 12, 1995?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1995.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 12, 2001, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 12.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Historical figure Deceased
Born on May 12, 1820
She was not alive on this date.

George Carlin

George Carlin

Stand-up comedian Deceased
Born on May 12, 1937
He turned 58 on this day in 1995.

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

Born on May 12, 1968
He turned 27 on this day in 1995.

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu

Rugby player Deceased
Born on May 12, 1975
He turned 20 on this day in 1995.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

UK Prime Minister
Born on May 12, 1980
He turned 15 on this day in 1995.

Rami Malek

Rami Malek

Born on May 12, 1981
He turned 14 on this day in 1995.



Brazilian soccer player
Born on May 12, 1988
He turned 7 on this day in 1995.



American YouTuber Deceased
Born on May 12, 1990
He turned 5 on this day in 1995.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 12, 1995.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 12, 1995 was most likely conceived around August 19, 1994.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12, 1995 is close to February 2, 1996.

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Stats for May 12, 1995


Here are some interesting statistics about May 12, 1995:

  • 10,610 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,515 weeks have passed.
  • 916,704,000 seconds have passed since May 12, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,069,488,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 473,019,264,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 152,784,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 78,836,544 steps. That's roughly 35,038 miles.
  • 11,000,448 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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