17th of May, 1995

The 17th of May, 1995, fell on a Wednesday. Day 137 of 1995. Decade: 1990s.

24 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1995.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 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 the 17th of May, 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

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

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 the 17th of May, 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.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1995.

    Children in 1995 would have been watching TV shows such as Animaniacs, Doug, Aladdin, Home Improvement, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, The Magic School Bus, "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", Boy Meets World, Gargoyles, Earthworm Jim, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", The Mask: Animated Series, Hang Time, Pinky and the Brain, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and "Timon & Pumbaa".

  • 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:

  • 24 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1995.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1995.
  • Leap Year: 1995 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1995, will be 24 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 the 17th of May, 1995:

  • 19th of April, 1995: The Oklahoma City bombing occurs, killing 168 people.
  • 21st of April, 1995: The first episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • 24th of April, 1995: A Unabomber bomb kills lobbyist Gilbert Murray in Sacramento, California.
  • 11th of May, 1995: The Sega Saturn is released in America.
  • 14th of May, 1995: Football: Blackburn Rovers are crowned Premier League champions
  • 19th of May, 1995: Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • 20th of May, 1995: The last episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • 20th of May, 1995: FA Cup Final 1995: Everton secure their first major trophy in eight years after they defeat Manchester United 1-0.
  • 23rd of May, 1995: The final episode of Full House is aired.
  • 23rd of May, 1995: The first version of MySQL is released.
  • 24th of May, 1995: Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • 24th of May, 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.
  • 26th of May, 1995: The movie Casper (1995) is released in movie theaters.
  • 27th of May, 1995: Superman actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse.
  • 28th of May, 1995: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake kills 2000 people in Russia.
  • 2nd of June, 1995: A United States Air Force F-16 piloted by Captain Scott O'Grady is shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 7th of June, 1995: The movie The Rock (1996) is released.
  • 8th of June, 1995: The first version of the programming language PHP is released.
  • 9th of June, 1995: Cali Cartel leader Rodriguez Orejuela is arrested by the Colombian National Police.
  • 13th of June, 1995: The best-selling album "Jagged Little Pill" is released by Alanis Morissette.
  • 14th of June, 1995: The Houston Rockets win the 1995 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-0.
  • 16th of June, 1995: Batman Forever (1995), starring Val Kilmer, is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1995 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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 - Wikipedia - 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
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that 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 the 17th of May, 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 this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1995.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

Computer 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.

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1990: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • 17th of May, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2002: 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
  • 17th of May, 2002: Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • 17th of May, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • 17th of May, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • 17th of May, 2014: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 3-2 in Extra Time.
  • 17th of May, 2015: Rapper Chinx is shot dead in Queens, New York.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 9,048 days have passed since this date.
  • 781,750,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 912,042,600 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1995, earth has travelled approximately 403,383,412,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,291,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,230,569 steps. That's about 29,880 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,381,010 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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