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Famous Birthdays on June 7, 1995 (Graduation Day):

  • Anna Kournikova 1981
  • Larisa Oleynik 1981
  • (Formerly Known As) Prince 1958
  • Liam Neeson  1952
  • Jenny Jones  1946
  • Tom Jones  1940

”Top 10” from The Late Show with David Letterman on June 7, 1995:The Late Show with David Letterman


    10. 101 Snoop Doggy Dogs
    9. Beauty and the Baldwin Brother
    8. Minnie's Battle with Helium Addiction
    7. Newt!: The Musical
    6. Old Yeller Hops the White House Fence
    5. Barry White and the Seven Dwarves
    4. Mickey and the Dismissed Juror
    3. Fievel Visits a Gay Disco
    2. The Parent Trap '95, starring Lyle and Erik Menendez
    1. Swiss Family Buttafuoco

Literary News:

  • The literary world contributed great reading during 1995. Some of the most noted titles were: The Rainmaker by John Grisham, The Lost World by Michael Crichton, and Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steele.

Music News: (Click above for the Top 40 chart)

  • The Number 1 Song for all of 1995 was “Take a Bow” by Madonna.
  • The music industry continues to deliver the hits. Among the the most popular in 1995 were "Waterfalls" by TLC, "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan and “Kiss From A Rose" by Seal.

Movie News: (Click above for the Box Office Chart)        (Click above for the Academy Awards Winners)

  • What a year for the film industry! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored their best this year, with Best Actor going to Tom Hanks and Best Actress going to Jessica Lange. Forrest Gump received Best Directed Picture.

Technology News:

  • While most home computers (newly dubbed PC’s) were still running 3 and 486’s, some of the more fortunate had 100MHz processors. Later in the summer of ‘95, manufacturers like Intel, NewGen, Cyrix, and AMD were promising speeds of 133 MHz to 231 MHz in ‘96...WOW! Intel also predicted a speed plateau of around 350 MHz (thank God that didn’t happen). The price of a new top of the line PC was around $2000.
  • Windows 3.1 was the hot Operating System, Microsoft was still tweaking Windows 95 for its midnight release in August.
  • You could surf the Internet at blazing speeds with the hot, new, extremely fast v.34 modems (28.7 kbps). One of these bad boys would have set you back about $200 to $400.
  • The first flat panel monitors were being produced...A 14.2 inch flat panel “Stripped,” was $7950; “Equipped,” $8995!
  • Color printing was creeping its way into homes across America... HP released the DeskJet 660c, which printed 1.5 pages per minute in color (4 ppm black and white) all for $500! If you really needed to crank out the color, Tektronix's Phaser 340 offered 4 ppm color printing on any type of paper or transparency for a steal... $4995 (thats thousands)!!

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