What happened this day in history January 1, 1995

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1995? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1995: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1995 is the 1st day of the year 1995 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1994 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 788,918,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘henagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $8,821.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dog is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 1, 1995 Historical Events

  • 1995
    Sweden, Austria, and Finland are admitted into the European Union.
  • 1995
    The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe becomes the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 1995
    The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
  • 1995
    The World Trade Organization goes into effect.

Who died on January 1, 1995?

  • 1995
    Eugene Wigner, Hungarian American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1995
    Fred West, British serial killer (suicide) (b. 1941)

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