1995 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). It has a Golden number of 1, and was the first year of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995-2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/../.
- January 1 - Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union
- January 1 - Frederick West has hanged himself in Winson Green Prison, Birmingham
- January 1 - World Trade Organization is established to replace GATT
- January 2 - Former President of Somalia, Siyad Barre died. He had been ousted in 1991.
- January 6-7 - A chemical fire occurs in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines. Policemen led by watch commander Aida Fariscal and investigators find a bomb factory and a laptop computer and disks that contain plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack. The mastermind, Ramzi Yousef, is arrested one month later
- January 9 - Valeri Poliakov completes 366 days in space while aboard the Mir space station breaking a duration record
- January 17 - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing great property damage and killing over 5,000
- January 24 - The prosecution delivers its opening statement in the O. J. Simpson murder trial
- January 31 - United States President Bill Clinton invokes emergency powers to extend a $20 billion loan to help Mexico avert financial collapse.
- March 1 - Attack Submarine USS-Seahorse (now ex-Seahorse SSN-669) starts to be deactivated
- March 1 - Polish Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak resigns from parliament and is replaced by ex-communist Jozef Oleksy
- March 1 - Daniel Sleator announces his intentions to commercialize the Internet Chess Server (ICS) himself, renames it the Internet Chess Club, or ICC, and charges a yearly membership fee of $49 to howls of protest
- March 1 - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry leaves the stage during a Switzerland concert after suffering a brain aneurysm, which requires immediate surgery
- March 1 - Muntinlupa City, Philippines officially becomes a city.
- March 2 - In Moscow, Russian anti-corruption journalist Vladislav Listyev is killed by a gunman.
- March 2 - Nick Leeson is arrested for his role in the collapse of Barings Bank.
- March 3 - In Somalia, the United Nations peacekeeping mission ends.
- March 14 - Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.
- March 20 - Terrorist incident: Members of the Aum Supreme Truth release sarin gas in the Tokyo on five separate subway trains killing 12 and injuring around 5,500; see: Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway.
- March 22 - Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space. Also, the Schengen treaty comes into force.
- March 24 - For the first time in twenty years, no British soldiers patrol the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq threatens to end all cooperation with UNSCOM and IAEA, if sanctions against the country are not lifted by Thursday, August 31, 1995
- July 1 - Iraq disarmament crisis: In response to UNSCOM's evidence, Iraq admits for first time the existence of an offensive biological weapons program, but denies weaponization.
- July 8 - Volcanic eruption begins in the island of Montserrat
- July 11 - Bosnian Serbs march into Srebrenica and force UN Dutch peacekeepers to leave. A massacre follows
- July 17 - The Nasdaq stock index closes above the 1,000 mark for the first time.
- July 21-July 26 - Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army fires missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
- July 27 - In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated
- July 28 - Network Solutions announces a new policy to help companies protect their trademarks on the Internet.
- Iraq disarmament crisis: Following the defection of his son-in-law, Hussein Kamel al Majid, minister of industry and military industrialisation, Saddam Hussein makes new revelations about the full extent of Iraq's biological and nuclear weapons programs. Iraq also withdraws its last UN declaration of prohibited biological weapons and turns over a large amount of new documents on its WMD programs.
- November 1 - Participants of the Yugoslavian war begin negotiations in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, USA
- November 2 - Supreme Court of Argentina orders extradition of Erich Priebke, ex-SS captain
- November 3 - At Arlington National Cemetery, US President Bill Clinton dedicates a memorial to the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing
- November 4 - After attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv's Kings Square, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is mortally wounded by a right-wing Israeli gunman. (He later died on the operating table at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv)
- November 10 - Iraq disarmament crisis: With help from Israel and Jordan, UN inspector Ritter intercepts 240 Russian gyroscopes and accelerometers on their way to Iraq from Russia
- November 10 - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
- November 14 - A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the United States Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and run most government offices with skeleton staff
- November 16 - UN tribunal charges Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic with genocide
- November 17 - Public Radio International's radio program This American Life broadcasts its first episode, "New Beginnings"
- November 20 - The European Union and Israel enter into a comprehensive "Treaty of Association" negotiated and signed by Javier Solana and Shimon Peres. The signing occurs in Brussels, November 20, 1995.
- November 21 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 5,000 (5,023.55) for the first time
- November 22 - Rosemary West is sentenced for life of killing 10 women and girls, including her daughter and stepdaughter
- November 22 - Eilat, Israel, Egypt, and much of the North African Mediterranean is struck by the strongest earthquake in Israel's history - 7.2 mw. Curiously, within a week there is attempted historical revisionism downwards to 6.2 with Gulf of Aqaba architects and engineers holding the bag for alleged 'shoddy construction'. A 6.2 mw earthquake is only 1/100th the magnitude of a 7.2 quake.
- November 27 - Javier Solana opens Barcelona Conference. Its reported advance aims are battling religious fundamentalism, worldwide; creating a free trade zone in the Mediterranean by the year 2010; and reducing the USA's presence in the Mediterranean. USA is granted 'observer status only.'
- November 28 - Barcelona Treaty signed by 27 attending nations
- November 28 - US President Bill Clinton signs a highway bill that ends the federal 55 mph speed limit.
- November 30 - Javier Solana is unanimously picked as surprise dark horse candidate to be new head of NATO. Fifty two USA congress members send telegram to White House objecting because of Solana's previous alleged pro-Castro policies in his position as Spanish foreign minister.
- January 1 - Fred West, serial killer
- January 7 - Murray Rothbard, American economist
- January 9 - Peter Cook, comedian, satirist and writer
- January 22 - Rose Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy family
- January 31 - George Abbott, writer, director, producer
- January 30 - Gerald Durrell naturalist, zookeeper, author and television presenter
- March 3 - Howard W. Hunter, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1907)
- March 5 - Vivian Stanshall, comedian, writer, artist, broadcaster, musician, performer, frontman for Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
- March 13 - Leon Day, baseballer
- March 13 - Odette Sansom, SOE agent, WW II heroine
- March 26 - Eazy-E, rapper
- March 27 - Maurizio Gucci
- March 31 - Selena Quintanilla Perez, singer
- András Biró / Hungarian Foundation for Self-Reliance, The Serb Civic Council (SCC), Carmel Budiardjo / TAPOL and Sulak Sivaraksa
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