October 2nd, 1995, was a Monday. It was Day 275 of 1995. The decade was the Nineties.
27 years, 11 months, and 19 days have passed since October 2nd, 1995.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 2nd, 1995.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "To Wong Foo..." was at the top of the box office on October 2nd, 1995.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 2nd, 1995.
The film "Dangerous Minds", starring Michelle Pfeiffer, had recently been released in movie theaters.
The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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.
Republican politician Newt Gingrich was named Time Person of the Year in 1995 after he led the "Republican Revolution".
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.
German model Claudia Schiffer was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
The film "Braveheart" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995.
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.
The song "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal went on to win a Grammy for 1995's Song of the Year.
The First Chechen War was raging between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
Former NFL player O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
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.
A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
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".
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.
A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
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.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
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.
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Notable events that happened close to October 2nd, 1995.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October 1995.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1995.
Pinky and the Brain
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Barney & Friends
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
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1995.
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 1995.
Side-scrolling platform game that was released by Ubi Soft.
Fighting video game developed by Rare.
Fighter game that was released for the original PlayStation.
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Action / platform game that was released on various consoles.
Command & Conquer
Real-time strategy game.
Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.
Action video game that was released on multiple platforms.
Adventure game published by LucasArts.
Mortal Kombat 3
The third installment in the series. Fighters band together to fight off an invasion from Shao Kahn.
Theme park construction simulator that was released on various platforms.
Tile puzzle video game based on the Mario series.
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.
The Jungle Book
Platform video game based on the animated film.
RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Shoot-em-up game that was released on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.
Puzzle adventure game.
Mortal Kombat II
Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 2nd.
Historical weather information for October 2nd, 1995.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 2nd, 1995.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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