May 22, 1995

May 22, 1995, was a Monday. It was 29 years, 1 month, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 22, 1995:

  • TLC release their song "Waterfalls".
  • English band Pulp release their song "Common People".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 22, 1995:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 1995

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
  • Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? - Bryan Adams
  • Freak Like Me - Adina Howard
  • I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By - Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige
  • I Know - Dionne Farris
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.
Die Hard 3

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Die Hard 3".


This date was 10,644 days ago. Approximately 355 months have passed. It was the 142nd day of 1995, in week 21. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 29 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 118 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 22, 1995

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, May 22, 1995. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan is at the top of the singles charts, while "Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover" by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Die Hard 3 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Only Fools and Horses", "Married... with Children", and "Father Ted". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Myst", "The Jungle Book", "Donkey Kong Country", and "Warcraft: Orcs & Humans".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Roseanne", "All That", and "The Secret World of Alex Mack". Popular toys at the moment include Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Super Soaker (water gun), Nerf Blaster, and Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 22, 1995.

  • Everton win the FA Cup.

    Everton win the FA Cup

    On May 20th, 1995, underdogs Everton won the FA Cup after they defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the final. A 30th minute goal from striker Paul Rideout was enough to seal a victory.
  • Blackburn Rovers win the Premier League.

    Blackburn Rovers win the Premier League

    Kenny Dalglish's Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League after title rivals Manchester United only managed a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
  • 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 22, 1995.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 22, 1995.

  • 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.
  • 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 US Army veteran named 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.
  • This date: May 22, 1995
  • 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.
  • June 13, 1995:
    • The best-selling album "Jagged Little Pill" is released by Alanis Morissette.
    • Icelandic singer Bj√∂rk releases her second album "Post".
  • June 14, 1995: The Houston Rockets win the 1995 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-0.
  • June 16, 1995: The film "Batman Forever", starring Val Kilmer and Jim Carrey, is released is released in movie theaters.
  • June 20, 1995:
    • Soccer: Dennis Bergkamp joins Arsenal from Inter Milan.
    • Michael Jackson releases his album "HIStory".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22, 1995, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1995 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 22, 1995 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 shows in 1995

People in May 1995 were watching the following TV series:

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 22, 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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 22, 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 22, 2001, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 22.

Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski

American terrorist Deceased
Born on May 22, 1942
He turned 53 on this day in 1995.

George Best

George Best

Soccer player Deceased
Born on May 22, 1946
He turned 49 on this day in 1995.



Born on May 22, 1959
He turned 36 on this day in 1995.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

English model
Born on May 22, 1970
She turned 25 on this day in 1995.

Katie Price

Katie Price

English model
Born on May 22, 1978
She turned 17 on this day in 1995.

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain

Internet personality
Born on May 22, 2001
She was born exactly 6 years after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 22, 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 22, 1995 was most likely conceived around August 29, 1994.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 22, 1995 is close to February 12, 1996.

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Stats for May 22, 1995


Here are some interesting statistics about May 22, 1995:

  • 10,644 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,520 weeks have passed.
  • 919,641,600 seconds have passed since May 22, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,072,915,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 474,535,065,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 153,273,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 79,089,178 steps. That's roughly 35,151 miles.
  • 11,035,699 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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