August 8th, 1995

August 8th, 1995, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 220 of 1995. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since August 8th, 1995.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 8th, 1995:

  • The song Gangsta's Paradise is released by Coolio.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1995:

  • United States: Waterfalls - TLC
  • United Kingdom: Never Forget - Take That

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is August 8th, 1995 and it's a Tuesday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Waterfalls by TLC is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Never Forget by Take That is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Waterworld is at the top of the Box Office. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Married... with Children", "Family Matters" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Donkey Kong Country", "Mortal Kombat 3", "Full Throttle" and "Air Combat".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Batman: The Animated Series", "Rocko's Modern Life" and "In the House". Popular toys include the likes of "Micro Machines", "Jenga", "Nerf Blaster" and "Littlest Pet Shop".


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 August 8th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 25 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since August 8th, 1995.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1995.
  • Leap Year: 1995 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 8th, 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 807836400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 1995:

  • July 11th, 1995: The Srebrenica massacre occurs when the Army of Republika Srpska kills thousands of Bosniak men and boys.
  • July 17th, 1995: Robbie Williams announces that he is leaving pop group Take That.
  • July 28th, 1995: Waterworld (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • August 3rd, 1995: The Source annual awards: Tension rise between Death Row and East Coast rappers. Snoop Dogg accuses the audience of having "no love" for himself and Dr. Dre.
  • August 4th, 1995: The movie Babe (1995) is released.
  • August 6th, 1995: Cali Cartel leader Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela is arrested at his apartment.
  • August 16th, 1995: The movie The Usual Suspects (1995) is released.
  • August 16th, 1995: The first version of Internet Explorer is released.
  • August 19th, 1995: Comeback Fight: Mike Tyson returns to boxing after being released from prison.
  • August 19th, 1995: Football: Dennis Bergkamp makes his debut for Arsenal.
  • August 30th, 1995: NATO begins an air campaign against the Bosnian Serb Army.
  • September 3rd, 1995: eBay is founded.
  • September 4th, 1995: The TV show "Xena: Warrior Princess" is aired for the first time.
  • September 7th, 1995: "Waterfalls" by TLC wins Video of the Year at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8th, 1995, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1995 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 1995 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 - 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" - "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" - "The Simpsons" - "Roseanne" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August:

  • Peace Festival

Weather

Weather information for August 8th, 1995:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 8th, 1995.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 1995 was probably conceived around the 29th of October, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 1995 is the 17th of May, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Tekken 2 - Fighter game that was released for the original PlayStation.
  • Command & Conquer - Real-time strategy game.
  • Air Combat - Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 8th, 1995.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to August 8th, 1995. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 1995.

  • 9,175 days have passed since this date.
  • 792,720,000 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 924,840,000 times.
  • Since August 8th, 1995, earth has travelled approximately 409,043,520,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 132,120,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,173,920 steps. That's about 30,300 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,512,640 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in:


Previous Day
7th of August, 1995