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How many years ago was 1995?

1995 was 29 years ago.

29 years have passed between May 25th, 1995, and May 25th, 2024. It was 10,593 days ago.

How long ago was 1995?

To put into perspective how long ago 1995 was:

  • The teenagers that existed in 1995 are now 42–48 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • People were still listening to music on portable cassette players called Walkmans.
  • Most people in 1995 didn't have a cellphone.
  • The "Macarena" hadn't become a craze yet.
  • High-definition televisions weren't a thing back then.
  • Movies came on VHS tapes.
  • Harry Potter did not exist.
  • Lady Diana was still alive.
  • CDs were relatively new at the time.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • Motorists had to rely on printed maps and directions to get to places, as GPS navigation systems for vehicles did not become available until 2001.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 43 inches since 1995.
  • There have been roughly 1,508 weekends since then.
  • Fox News did not exist back then.
  • Names such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, Tiger Woods, J. K. Rowling, Jay-Z, Zinedine Zidane, Usher, Matt Damon, and Daft Punk were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men, "Creep" by TLC, "Take A Bow" by Madonna, "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan, "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman" by Bryan Adams, and "Waterfalls" by TLC.
  • Films such as "Dumb and Dumber", "Legends of the Fall", "Billy Madison", "Brady Bunch Movie", "Man of the House", and "Outbreak" were playing at movie theaters in 1995.
  • Bill Clinton was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as online shopping.
  • The Earth has travelled 131 billion miles through space since 1995.
  • Most cars didn't have electric windows.
  • Texting was not really popular yet.
  • Red Bull wasn't available in the United States.
  • Tupac Shakur was still alive.
  • Video games such as "Rayman", "Tekken 2", "Command & Conquer", "Mortal Kombat 3", "Full Throttle", and "Destruction Derby" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 73 centimeters since 1995.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 58–87 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 116 seasons of weather.
  • Michael Jordan was still playing for the Chicago Bulls.
  • Computer mouses didn't have a scroll button.
  • USB ports weren't a thing.
  • "Star Trek: Voyager", "JAG", "Father Ted", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", and "Xena: Warrior Princess" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

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