September 17, 1995

September 17, 1995, was a Sunday. It was 28 years, 8 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.


Born on September 17, 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 September 17, 1995:

  • United States: "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
  • United Kingdom: "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 17, 1995

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Gangsta's Paradise (From "Dangerous Minds") - Coolio Featuring L.V.
  • You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Waterfalls - TLC
  • Boombastic/In The Summertime - Shaggy
Play the top singles 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.
To Wong Foo...

Top movie

The movie "To Wong Foo..." was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 10,482 days ago. Approximately 349 months have passed. It was the 260th day of 1995, in week 37. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on September 17, 1995, are now 28 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 116 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 17, 1995

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is September 17, 1995, and it's a Sunday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio is at the top of the singles charts, while "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie To Wong Foo... is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Baywatch", "The X-Files", and "Friends".

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.

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.

In Europe, a war is continuing to rage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Following the recent shelling of the Sarajevo marketplace, NATO has decided to intervene. NATO forces are now carrying out a sustained air campaign against Serbian forces. A new video game console called the PlayStation has just been released by Sony. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Yitzhak Rabin, Stretch, Roxie Roker, and Dean Martin would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "FIFA Soccer 95", "Theme Park", "Judge Dredd", and "Killer Instinct". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", and "Animaniacs". Children are playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Fear Street books, Super Soaker (water gun), and the Sega Saturn.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 17, 1995.

  • "The same thing we do every night... Try to take over the world."

    "The same thing we do every night... Try to take over the world."

    A new cartoon called "Pinky and the Brain" made its television debut in September. The series revolved around two lab mice, one of which spent his time devising various plans to take over the world.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • 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 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 17, 1995.

  • August 18, 1995: The film Mortal Kombat (1995) is released.
  • August 19, 1995:
    • Comeback Fight: Mike Tyson returns to boxing after being released from prison.
    • Football: Dennis Bergkamp makes his debut for Arsenal.
  • August 21, 1995: Irish boy band "Boyzone" release their debut album "Said and Done".
  • August 28, 1995: 43 people are killed when Serb forces shell a marketplace in Sarajevo.
  • August 30, 1995: NATO begins an air campaign against the Bosnian Serb Army.
  • September 3, 1995: eBay is founded.
  • September 4, 1995:
    • The TV show "Xena: Warrior Princess" is aired for the first time.
    • The first episode of "WCW Monday Nitro" is aired.
  • September 7, 1995: "Waterfalls" by TLC wins Video of the Year at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 8, 1995: Oregon Senator Bob Packwood announces that he is resigning from the Senate following claims he sexually abused and assaulted 19 women.
  • September 9, 1995:
    • The PlayStation console is released.
    • The cartoon "Pinky and the Brain" is aired for the first time.
  • This date: September 17, 1995
  • September 19, 1995: The Unabomber's manifesto is published in The Washington Post and The New York Times.
  • September 22, 1995: The movie Seven (1995) is released.
  • September 23, 1995: Legal drama series "JAG" is aired for the first time.
  • September 24, 1995: Golf: Europe wins the 1995 Ryder Cup at the Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York.
  • September 28, 1995: The film Dangerous Minds (1995) is released.
  • October 3, 1995: O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
  • October 12, 1995: Rapper Tupac Shakur is released from prison.
  • October 16, 1995: The Million Man March is held in Washington, D.C.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17, 1995, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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: September 17, 1995 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 17, 1995

People in September 1995 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1995.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1995

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

Timon & Pumbaa
Timon & Pumbaa
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

Toys in 1995

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1995.

Rayman 1995
Killer Instinct 1995
Killer Instinct
Tekken 2 1995
Tekken 2
The Adventures of Batman & Robin 1995
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer
Air Combat 1995
Air Combat
Judge Dredd 1995
Judge Dredd
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

Were you born on September 17, 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 September 17, 2001, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 17.

Hank Williams

Hank Williams

Singer Deceased
Born on September 17, 1923
He was not alive on this date.

John Ritter

John Ritter

Actor Deceased
Born on September 17, 1948
He turned 47 on this day in 1995.

Keith Flint

Keith Flint

The Prodigy member Deceased
Born on September 17, 1969
He turned 26 on this day in 1995.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 17, 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 September 17, 1995 was most likely conceived around December 25, 1994.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17, 1995 is close to June 9, 1996.

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Stats for September 17, 1995


Here are some interesting statistics about September 17, 1995:

  • 10,482 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,497 weeks have passed.
  • 905,644,800 seconds have passed since September 17, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,056,585,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 467,312,716,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 150,940,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 77,885,453 steps. That's roughly 34,616 miles.
  • 10,867,738 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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