May 17th, 1995

May 17th, 1995, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 137 of 1995. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years, 11 months and 5 days have passed since May 17th, 1995.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 17th, 1995:

  • A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 1995:

  • United States: This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • United Kingdom: Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover - Robson Green & Jerome Flynn

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 17th, 1995 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1995 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Crimson Tide is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has declined in popularity 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 school girl" look. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Full House", "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "Gargoyles".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Earthworm Jim", "Donkey Kong Country", "Mortal Kombat 3" and "Full Throttle". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Weird Science", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Dexter's Laboratory". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Micro Machines", "Action Man" and "Sky Dancers".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 17th, 1995.

  • The Bosnian War

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Mid-1990s fashion

    During the middle of the 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 O.J. Simpson murder case.

    The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson ran between the 2nd of November, 1994 and the 3rd of October, 1995.

  • First Chechen War.

    During this period, the First Chechen War was raging on between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

  • Seal - "Kiss from a Rose"

    "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal would go on to win a Grammy for 1995's Song of the Year.

  • Braveheart

    "Braveheart" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • FHM Sexiest Woman 1995

    German model Claudia Schiffer is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1995.

  • 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.

  • Newt Gingrich

    Republican politician Newt Gingrich is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1995. This was after he had led the "Republican Revolution".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 1995

    The 1995 Eurovision song contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. Norway win the contest with the song "Nocturne" by Secret Garden.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 25 years, 11 months and 5 days have passed since May 17th, 1995.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1995.
  • Leap Year: 1995 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 17th, 1995, will be 25 years of age.
  • People born in 1995 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 800665200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 1995:

  • April 18th, 1995: NFL quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement.
  • April 19th, 1995: The Oklahoma City bombing occurs, killing 168 people.
  • April 21st, 1995: The first episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • April 24th, 1995: A Unabomber bomb kills lobbyist Gilbert Murray in Sacramento, California.
  • April 26th, 1995: The comedy movie "Friday" is released.
  • April 30th, 1995: Wrestling: Triple H makes his WWF debut.
  • May 11th, 1995: The Sega Saturn is released in America.
  • May 13th, 1995: Norway win the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Nocturne" by Secret Garden.
  • May 14th, 1995: Football: Blackburn Rovers are crowned Premier League champions.
  • This date: May 17th, 1995
  • May 19th, 1995: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • May 20th, 1995: The last episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • May 20th, 1995: FA Cup Final 1995: Everton secure their first major trophy in eight years after they defeat Manchester United 1-0.
  • May 23rd, 1995: The final episode of Full House is aired.
  • May 23rd, 1995: The first version of MySQL is released.
  • May 24th, 1995: Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • May 24th, 1995: 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 26th, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 27th, 1995: Superman actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse.
  • May 28th, 1995: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake kills 2000 people in Russia.
  • May 31st, 1995: Soccer: Ruud Gullit joins Chelsea.
  • June 2nd, 1995: A United States Air Force F-16 piloted by Captain Scott O'Grady is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • June 7th, 1995: The movie The Rock (1996) is released.
  • June 8th, 1995: The first version of the programming language PHP is released.
  • June 9th, 1995: 6-year-old Morgan Nick is abducted from a ballpark in Alma, Arkansas.
  • June 9th, 1995: The film Congo (1995) is released.
  • June 9th, 1995: Cali Cartel leader Rodriguez Orejuela is arrested by the Colombian National Police.
  • June 13th, 1995: The best-selling album "Jagged Little Pill" is released by Alanis Morissette.
  • June 13th, 1995: Icelandic singer Björk releases her second album "Post".
  • June 14th, 1995: The Houston Rockets win the 1995 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-0.
  • June 16th, 1995: The film "Batman Forever", starring Val Kilmer and Jim Carrey, is released is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 1995, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1995 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 1995 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - TV series.
  • Star Trek: Voyager - Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
  • Gargoyles - Animated series about a group of gargoyles that come to life at night.
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack - Sitcom about a teenager with special powers.
  • Friends - Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
  • Touched by an Angel - Tv series about a group of angels.
  • ER - Hospital drama series.
  • Party of Five - TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
  • Ellen - TV series.
  • Babylon 5 - Soap drama that is set in space.
  • The Nanny - Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.

1995 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1995.

  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Gargoyles
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • Friends
  • The Magic School Bus
  • Sweet Valley High
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • Weird Science
  • The Nanny
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Biker Mice from Mars
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Animaniacs
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Living Single
  • The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • X-Men: The Animated Series
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Barney & Friends
  • Home Improvement
  • Taz-Mania
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Rosie and Jim
  • Blossom
  • The Simpsons
  • Roseanne
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • Married... with Children

1995 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1995:

  • Sky Dancers
  • Action Man
  • Mighty Max
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Pogs
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Full Throttle - Adventure game published by LucasArts.
  • Mortal Kombat 3 - The third installment in the series. Fighters band together to fight of an invasion that is being led by Shao Kahn.
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans - Real-time strategy game that was developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
  • Donkey Kong Country - Platforming video game that was published by Nintendo on the SNES.
  • Earthworm Jim - Platforming game that featured an earthworm called Jim. Jim finds a super suit that gives him powers.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for May 17th, 1995:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.7 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.95cm.

US President

Who was the US President on May 17th, 1995?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 17th, 1995?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 1995 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 1995 is the 24th of February, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 1995.

  • 9,472 days have passed since this date.
  • 818,380,800 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 954,777,600 times.
  • Since May 17th, 1995, earth has travelled approximately 422,284,492,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 136,396,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 70,380,749 steps. That's about 31,280 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,820,570 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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