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How Well Do You Remember the Year 1995? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Let's face it: The news hasn't been good in 2020. In many respects, going back to more straightforward times is the new fashion. Because of this, the events from 1995 that are being remembered in this quiz are ones that are 25 years old this year. Look at the past!

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The San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Steve Young, became the first NFL team to win five championship games in Super Bowl XXIX. In the big game in 1995, who did they defeat?

Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos

Miami Dolphins

San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers
Steve Young set a Super Bowl record by throwing six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX, the first Super Bowl of the 1990s in which the Buffalo Bills weren’t participating.

The Republicans assumed control of Congress at the start of 1995. For the first time since the 1950s, the GOP was in charge of both the House and the Senate. On January 4, 1995, a new Speaker of the House was elected.

Newt Gingrich

John Boehner

Paul Ryan

Dennis Hastert

Newt Gingrich
Who can forget the 1995-starting conflict between the Clinton White House and the Newt Gingrich House? By comparison, it nearly makes our present political atmosphere look mild. Up until 1999, when Hastert took over as speaker, Gingrich held the position.

When Michael Jordan re-joined the Bulls on March 19, 1995, his alleged retirement came to an end. What two words did he fax to let people know he was back?

“Let’s go!”

“Here’s Mikey!”

“I’m back”

“Retirement’s overrated”

“I’m back”
Jordan’s “I’m back” fax was the equivalent of a tweet in 1995. Jordan tried his hand at baseball a year before, but he was unsuccessful. After making his announcement, it only took him one day to on the floor, when he participated in the Bulls’ game against the Pacers.

The best-selling song of 1995, according to Billboard magazine, was Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise.” What is the name of the actress who starred in the song’s music video?

Susan Sarandon

Julia Roberts

Meg Ryan

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer played a teacher at an inner-city school in the film Dangerous Minds, which included the song as part of the soundtrack. The 1996 VMA Award for “Best Rap Video” went to the video, which used movie snippets.

Singer Selena was murdered by the leader of her fan club in one of the darkest moments of 1995. Where was the murder committed?

Yakima, Washington

Corpus Christi, Texas

Mesa, Arizona

Chico, California

Corpus Christi, Texas
The crime was committed on March 31, 1995, when Yolanda Saldivar murdered the victim. Yolanda started Selena’s fan club and eventually managed two of her stores in Corpus Christi. In Gatesville, Texas, Saldivar is now completing a life sentence.

In 1995, Steve Fossett broke a record by becoming the first person to ever accomplish what?

Solo balloon flight across the Pacific

Kayaking the entire Mississippi River

Swimming across the English Channel

Base jumping from the Grand Canyon

Solo balloon flight across the Pacific
After traveling 5,885 miles in a hot air balloon from South Korea on a Saturday, Fossett touched down in Canada on a Wednesday. Fossett’s flight manager said of him: “He’s pretty laid-back about it. When he crossed the coast, he stated: “I’ve flown the Pacific. I’m over Canada. ” No “Whoopee!” or anything like.

Denver International Airport opened in February 1995, becoming the biggest in the country with 33,531 acres. What was it called before?

Gateway International Airport

Arapahoe International Airport

Mile High International Airport

Stapleton International Airport

Stapleton International Airport
Stapleton International was once known as Denver Municipal Airport when it was opened in 1929. Since Denver mayor Benjamin Stapleton was instrumental in the airport’s development, it was given a new name in 1944 that lasted until 1995.

One-seventh of its all-time high, which was attained in early 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high in the early months of 1995. On February 23, 1995, what was the record closing price?

2003

4003

6003

7003

4003
The DJIA gained 30 points on February 23, 1995, the day it closed above 4000 for the first time ever. Nine months later, it would reach the 5000 mark.

On July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead performed their final live show with Jerry Garcia. Where did this important concert take place?

RFK Stadium

Hollywood Bowl

Shea Stadium

Soldier Field

Soldier Field
Jerry Garcia performed his final concert at Chicago’s renowned Soldier Field. He would pass away just one month later, on August 9, one week after turning 53, visibly trembling and with a raspy voice.

The United States launched a Space Shuttle mission in 1995 to make history by docking with the Russian Mir Space Station. What was the Space Shuttle mission?

Challenger

Atlantis

Columbia

Discovery

Atlantis
The United States’ 100th manned space launch, Atlantis’ mission lifted off on June 27. With a combined weight of approximately 500,000 pounds when they joined forces, Atlantis and Mir were the biggest spacecraft ever to be in orbit.

One of the technology behemoths that would come to define the Internet era was founded in March 1995. What is the name of the company?

Facebook

Google

Yahoo!

America Online

Yahoo!
Yahoo! was formally incorporated on March 2, 1995. Jerry Yang and David Filo had launched it the year prior under the name “Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web.” On January 18, 1995, they rapidly changed the company’s name to Yahoo! and established the Yahoo.com domain.

1995 was a terrific year for the Internet since eBay debuted under the moniker Auction Web. What was the first thing that was put up for sale on the website, owned by the founder Pierre Omidyar?

Bicycle

Old set of cross country skis

Mug that said “Hang in There”

Laser pointer

Laser pointer
Omidyar’s outdated, damaged laser pointer was the first thing to ever be listed on eBay. He first advertised it for $1, and Canadian Mark Fraser ultimately purchased it for $14.83. The millionth item had been sold on the website by 1997.

In 1995, a busy year, another technological achievement took place when Samsung revealed in November that it will begin mass-producing what in 1996?

Flat screen TVs

Robotic vacuums

Flash drives

DVDs

DVDs
In November 1995, the DVD was introduced, thereby replacing VHS cassettes as the primary format for home video. They didn’t start releasing until the end of 1996. Before HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs were made available, it would take ten years.

As a result of a December agreement, a protracted conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina came to an end. What place was it that this famous agreement was made?

Camp David, Maryland

Dayton, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Springfield, Illinois

Dayton, Ohio
The presidents of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia endorsed the Dayton Accords on November 21, 1995 at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A month later, the deal was formally sealed in Paris.

With the release of the first Toy Story film, 1995 was a landmark year for cinema. Which of the following statements about the film is untrue?

It was directed by Josh Cooley

Woody was originally a ventriloquist dummy

It was the first feature-length computer animated movie

Billy Crystal turned down the role of Buzz

It was directed by Josh Cooley
John Lasseter directed the first two films, and Josh Cooley handled the fourth. The real-life toys Lasseter played with as a youngster served as the inspiration for Buzz and Woody.

In 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, a software program that was appropriately named for the year it was first released. Since when had Windows released a completely new version of its operating system?

-5

-1

-7

-2

-5
Windows 3, the previous iteration of Windows, was introduced in 1990. Microsoft’s operating system had previously trailed behind the appearance and feel of Apple Macintosh software, as stated on BT.com: “Windows 95 was a tremendous leap forward in terms of the user interface.”

During most of 1995, we were all riveted as OJ Simpson went on trial for murder, eventually being acquitted. On what exact date did the “trial of the century” end when the verdict was announced on live TV?

Louis Farrakhan

Jesse Jackson

Bill Cosby

Will Smith

Louis Farrakhan
Washington, D.C.’s Million Man March National Park Service estimates that at over 400,000 individuals attended the event that took place on October 16, 1995. Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. served as the National Director of the National African American Leadership Summit, which was founded by Farrakhan.

be friends forever”

go fishing”

say goodbye”

“go exploring”

go exploring
Calvin’s parting words when the comic strip came to an end were, “Let’s go exploring.” One critic claimed that because it was one of the finest comic strips ever, when Bill Watterson ceased drawing it, “no strip has been able to replace the hole

On July 27, 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was officially opened. How many years had passed since the armistice that put an end to the war was signed?

-42

-49

-58

-32

-42
According to History.com, the armistice that ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953 “formed a committee of members from neutral nations to decide the destiny of the thousands of prisoners of war on both sides.” Additionally, a new boundary between North and South Korea was drawn as a result of the agreement.

As the host of the Academy Awards in March 1995, David Letterman told a joke that would go down in history. Letterman followed his “Oprah? Uma. Uma. Oprah” with “Have you kids met” who?

Roger

Keanu

Jason

Will

Keanu
One of the worst hosting gigs in history was given to Letterman for the 1995 Oscars. “The greatest professional shame I’ve ever faced,” Letterman said in an interview. “It took me less time to get over the bypass surgery than it did to get over hosting the Academy Awards.”

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