October 2, 1995

October 2, 1995, was a Monday. It was 28 years, 8 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 2, 1995:

  • United States: "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Fairground" by Simply Red

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 2, 1995

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Fantasy - Mariah Carey
  • Gangsta's Paradise (From "Dangerous Minds") - Coolio Featuring L.V.
  • You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Runaway - Janet Jackson
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.
To Wong Foo...

Top movie at the box office

The movie "To Wong Foo..." was at the top of the box office on October 2, 1995.


This date was 10,489 days ago. Approximately 350 months have passed. It was the 275th day of 1995, in week 40. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 28 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 117 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 2, 1995

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, October 2, 1995. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Fairground" by Simply Red 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. 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. A new video game console called the PlayStation has just been released by Sony.

In Europe, a war is continuing to rage in Bosnia and Herzegovina. NATO, which intervened in August, is now carrying out a sustained air campaign against Serbian forces. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Family Matters", "One Foot in the Grave", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Wario's Woods", "Judge Dredd", "Air Combat", and "Tekken 2". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "Barney & Friends", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", and "The Nanny". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Lego Pirates, Casio Secret Sender 6000, and Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 2, 1995.

  • Dangerous Minds is released.

    Dangerous Minds is released

    The film "Dangerous Minds", starring Michelle Pfeiffer, had recently been released in movie theaters.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 2, 1995.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 2, 1995.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: October 2, 1995
  • 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.
  • October 20, 1995: The movie Mallrats (1995) is released.
  • October 23, 1995: Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of the murder of Tejano singer Selena.
  • October 25, 1995: Seven students are killed after a school bus is struck by a train in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
  • October 26, 1995:
    • Yolanda Saldívar is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Tejano singer Selena.
    • Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly assaults a paparazzi photographer for videotaping his family.
  • October 27, 1995: Leaving Las Vegas (1995) is released in cinemas.
  • October 30, 1995: Oasis release their single Wonderwall.
  • November 1, 1995: Former Irish Tanaiste Brian Lenihan Snr. passes away.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 2, 1995, will have the star sign Libra.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 2, 1995 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1995

Television shows that people were watching in October 1995:

TV shows from October 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

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 October 2, 1995

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1995:

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

Popular toys and games in 1995

Toys and games that were popular in 1995:

Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 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 October 2, 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 October 2, 2001, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 2.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Activist Deceased
Born on October 2, 1869
He was not alive on this date.

Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran

American lawyer Deceased
Born on October 2, 1937
He turned 58 on this day in 1995.



Born on October 2, 1951
He turned 44 on this day in 1995.

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco

Born on October 2, 1954
She turned 41 on this day in 1995.



Wrestler Deceased
Born on October 2, 1966
He turned 29 on this day in 1995.



Rapper Deceased
Born on October 2, 1973
He turned 22 on this day in 1995.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock

British politician
Born on October 2, 1978
He turned 17 on this day in 1995.

Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan

Makeup artist
Born on October 2, 1983
She turned 12 on this day in 1995.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 2, 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 October 2, 1995 was most likely conceived around January 9, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 2, 1995 is close to June 24, 1996.

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Stats for October 2, 1995


Here are some interesting statistics about October 2, 1995:

  • 10,489 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,498 weeks have passed.
  • 906,249,600 seconds have passed since October 2, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,057,291,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 467,624,793,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 151,041,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 77,937,466 steps. That's roughly 34,639 miles.
  • 10,874,995 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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