November 17, 1995

November 17, 1995, was a Friday. It was 28 years, 4 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 17, 1995:

  • James Bond: GoldenEye (1995) is released.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 17, 1995:

  • United States: "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "I Believe / Up On The Roof" by Robson & Jerome

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1995

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Fantasy - Mariah Carey
  • Gangsta's Paradise (From "Dangerous Minds") - Coolio Featuring L.V.
  • Runaway - Janet Jackson
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Tell Me - Groove Theory
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.

Top movie

The movie "GoldenEye" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 10,377 days ago. Approximately 346 months have passed. It was the 321st day of 1995, in week 46. The decade was the nineties. The end of 1995 was just 44 days away. People who were born on November 17, 1995, are now 28 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 115 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to November 17, 1995

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is November 17, 1995, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Believe / Up On The Roof" by Robson & Jerome is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie GoldenEye 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 "Step by Step", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Friends", and "JAG". 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. 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 Stretch, Roxie Roker, Dean Martin, and Margaux Hemingway would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Myst", "RoboCop Versus The Terminator", "Mortal Kombat 3", and "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Roseanne", "Art Attack", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", and "The Ren & Stimpy Show". Children are playing with toys such as Jenga, Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Sega Saturn, and Tyco Rebound RC Car.


News, nostalgia, and fads

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

  • Tekken.


    In November of 1995, the fighting video game "Tekken" was released for the Sony PlayStation.
  • Twisted Metal.

    Twisted Metal

    On November 5th, 1995, the vehicular combat video game "Twisted Metal" was released for the Sony PlayStation.
  • 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.
  • 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 November 17, 1995.

  • 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.
  • November 3, 1995: NBA player Kevin Garnett makes his debut for the Sacramento Kings.
  • November 4, 1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated.
  • November 5, 1995: The vehicle combat game "Twisted Metal" is released for the PlayStation.
  • November 6, 1995: NFL: Art Modell announces that he intends on moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.
  • November 7, 1995: Tony Rich releases the song "Nobody Knows".
  • November 8, 1995: The fighting video game "Tekken" is released in North America.
  • November 9, 1995: Irish crime: 21-year-old "JoJo" Dollard disappears while hitchhiking.
  • November 10, 1995: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) is released.
  • November 12, 1995: The Croatian War of Independence comes to an end.
  • November 14, 1995:
    • The United States federal government shutdown of 1995 occurs after a budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans.
    • Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men release the song "One Sweet Day".
  • This date: November 17, 1995
  • November 20, 1995:
    • Lady Diana discusses her and Prince Charles' extramarital affairs on the BBC show Panorama.
    • Trader Nick Leeson is arrested in Frankfurt and extradited back to Singapore for his role in collapsing Barings Bank.
  • November 22, 1995:
    • The movie Toy Story (1995) is released.
    • Martin Scorsese's movie Casino (1995) is released.
  • November 24, 1995:
    • Ireland votes to legalise divorce.
    • The last signal from the space probe Pioneer 11 is received.
  • November 27, 1995:
    • Michael Jackson releases his single Earth Song.
    • 16-year-old Ruth Wilson goes missing after taking a taxi in Box Hill, England.
  • November 30, 1995:
    • Rapper Randy Walker (aka Stretch) is killed in a drive-by shooting in Queens, New York.
    • US President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland.
    • The video game "FIFA Soccer 96" is released.
  • December 2, 1995: Actress Roxie Roker dies from breast cancer at the age of 66.
  • December 4, 1995: The Beatles release their single "Free as a Bird" - their first single in over 20 years.
  • December 6, 1995: Pop star Michael Jackson collapses during a rehearsal for his upcoming HBO special "One Night Only".
  • December 8, 1995: Father of the Bride Part II (1995) is released.
  • December 13, 1995: The film Sense and Sensibility (1995) is released.
  • December 15, 1995:
    • Jumanji (1995) is released in movie theaters.
    • The final episode of the British comedy series "Mr. Bean" is aired.
    • The crime film "Heat" is released.
  • December 16, 1995: The last episode of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 17, 1995, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1995 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 17, 1995 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 17, 1995

People in November 1995 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in November 1995

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

Little Bear
Little Bear

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
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Toys in 1995

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 November 1995.

Twisted Metal 1995
Twisted Metal
Phantasmagoria 1995
Destruction Derby 1995
Destruction Derby
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
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

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

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

Actor Deceased
Born on November 17, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Film director
Born on November 17, 1942
He turned 53 on this day in 1995.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Born on November 17, 1944
He turned 51 on this day in 1995.

John Boehner

John Boehner

American politician
Born on November 17, 1949
He turned 46 on this day in 1995.

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Television presenter
Born on November 17, 1960
He turned 35 on this day in 1995.

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Musician Deceased
Born on November 17, 1966
He turned 29 on this day in 1995.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Born on November 17, 1978
She turned 17 on this day in 1995.

Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson

Born on November 17, 1980
He turned 15 on this day in 1995.

Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

English singer Deceased
Born on November 17, 1981
She turned 14 on this day in 1995.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 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 November 17, 1995 was most likely conceived around February 24, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 17, 1995 is close to August 9, 1996.

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Stats for November 17, 1995


Here are some interesting statistics about November 17, 1995:

  • 10,377 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,482 weeks have passed.
  • 896,569,200 seconds have passed since November 17, 1995.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,045,997,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 462,629,707,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 149,428,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 77,104,951 steps. That's roughly 34,269 miles.
  • 10,758,830 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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