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1995 in the United Kingdom

1995 in the United Kingdom:
Other years
1993 | 1994 | 1995 (1995) | 1996 | 1997
Individual countries of the United Kingdom
England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Sport, Television and music

Events from the year 1995 in the United Kingdom.

Contents

  • Incumbents 1
  • Events 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • June 2.6
    • July 2.7
    • August 2.8
    • September 2.9
    • October 2.10
    • November 2.11
    • December 2.12
    • Undated 2.13
  • Publications 3
  • Births 4
    • January 4.1
    • February 4.2
    • March 4.3
    • April 4.4
    • May 4.5
    • June 4.6
    • July 4.7
    • August 4.8
    • September 4.9
    • October 4.10
    • November 4.11
    • December 4.12
    • Full date unknown 4.13
  • Deaths 5
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Incumbents

Events

January

  • 1 January -
    • - Frederick West, the 53-year-old Gloucester builder charged with killing 12 women and children (including two of his own daughters), is found hanged in his cell at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham. He was due to go on trial this year, along with his 41-year-old wife Rosemary, who is charged with 10 murders.
    • - South Korean industrial giant Daewoo announces plans to build a new car factory in the United Kingdom within the next few years, costing up to £350million and creating thousands of new jobs. The company will sell its first cars in the United Kingdom later this year.[1]
  • 10 January - The British transfer fee record is broken when Manchester United sign striker Andy Cole from Newcastle United in a deal valued at £7million.
  • 20 January - The first MORI poll of 1995 shows that the Conservative Party have cut Labour's lead in the polls from 39 points to 29.[2]
  • 25 January - Eric Cantona, the French international forward, assaults a spectator after being sent off while playing for Manchester United against Crystal Palace in the FA Premier League.
  • 27 January - Manchester United confirm that Eric Cantona will not play for the first team for the rest of the current football season.

February

  • 1 February - New domestic electrical appliances must be supplied with an appropriately fused pre-wired plug.[3]
  • 7 February - Rumbelows, the electrical goods retailer and former sponsors of the Football League Cup, closes its 311 stores with the loss of more than 3,000 jobs.
  • 14 February - Sizewell B nuclear power station, the UK's only commercial pressurised water reactor power station, is first synchronised with the National Grid.
  • 15 February -
    • - The manufacturing sector has reported its biggest rise in employment since the Conservative government first came to power 16 years ago, although the national unemployment total rose slightly last month, still being in excess 2.5 million - it has not been below this level since late 1991.
    • - The England football team's friendly match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin is abandoned due to the behavior of a section of English fans, believed to be members of far-right activist groups.
  • 16 February - Neil Kinnock, former Labour Party leader, resigns from parliament after 25 years to take up his new role as a European Commissioner, sparking a by-election in his Islwyn seat in South Wales. Labour holds onto the seat with new candidate Don Touhig, who gains nearly 70% of the vote.
  • 17 February - The famous MG sports car brand, not seen on a volume sports car since 1980, is revived when the Rover Group unveils the new MGF sports car which will go on sale this autumn.
  • 21 February - Arsenal F.C., is sacked over allegations that he accepted illegal payments from an agent when signing two players in 1992.
  • 24 February - The Football Association bans Eric Cantona from football for eight months, meaning that he will not be able to play competitively until after 30 September.
  • 26 February - Barings Bank, the UK's oldest merchant bank collapses following $1.4 billion of losses by rogue trader, Nick Leeson.
  • 28 February - The Diary of Bridget Jones column first published in The Independent.[4]

March

  • 9 March - The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Northern Ireland for the first time since the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires which came into force last year.[5]
  • 20 March - The Queen arrives in Cape Town for the first royal visit to South Africa in nearly 50 years.
  • 23 March - Eric Cantona is sentenced to 14 days imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court for his assault on a Crystal Palace fan two months ago. He remains free on bail, pending an appeal against his sentence, but if his appeal is unsuccessful he will be the first footballer to be jailed in Britain for an on-field offence.
  • 31 March - Eric Cantona wins his appeal against his prison sentence, which is reduced to a 120-hour community service order.

April

  • 1 April - Daewoo begins selling cars in the United Kingdom. It offers a two-model range; the Nexia and Espero - updated versions of the 1984 Vauxhall Astra and 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier respectively.[6]
  • 8 April - British-born Georgia for a 1983 murder.

May

June

  • 9 June - Andrew Richards, a 26-year-old serial sex offender of Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.[7]
  • 14 June - First woman chief constable in Britain appointed, Pauline Clare to Lancashire Constabulary.[8]
  • 20 June - Arsenal pay a British record fee of £7.5million for Inter Milan and Holland striker Dennis Bergkamp.
  • 22 June - In an attempt to re-assert his authority, John Major resigns as leader of the Conservative Party (but not as prime minister) triggering a leadership election.[4]
  • 23 June - The latest MORI opinion poll shows that Conservative support has reached an 18-month high of 32%, but Labour still have a 22-point lead over them.[9]

July

August

  • 16 August - Unemployment is now at 2,315,300 - one of the lowest figures recorded in the last four years.
  • 20 August - BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir London, Europe's first traditional-style purpose-built Hindu temple (and England's largest), is inaugurated in Neasden.[12]
  • 26 August - Middlesbrough F.C. move into their new 30,000-seat Riverside Stadium, to replace Ayresome Park which had been their home since 1903. Their new stadium is the largest club stadium to be built in England since the interwar years.[13]

September

October

November

December

  • 2 December - "Rogue trader" Nick Leeson is jailed for six-and-a-half years in Singapore on a double fraud charge relating to the recent financial collapse of Barings Bank.[23]
  • 8 December - London head teacher Philip Lawrence, 48, dies after being stabbed while protecting a pupil from a teenage gang outside his school in Maida Vale.
  • 10 December - Joseph Rotblat wins the Nobel Peace Prize.[24]
  • 13 December - Race riots break out in Brixon, West London, following the death of a black man in police custody.
  • 20 December - The Queen writes to The Prince and Princess of Wales three years after their separation, urging them to divorce as soon as possible.[25]
  • 29 December - The Conservative majority now stands at a mere five seats following the defection of MP Emma Nicholson to the Liberal Democrats.[26]

Undated

  • 1 June to 30 August – The driest summer in recorded English meteorological history, with an average EWP series of only 66.9 millimetres (2.63 in),[27] and also the third-hottest with an average Central England temperature of 17.40 °C (63.32 °F).[28]
  • Contingent fee litigation permitted in the Courts of England and Wales.[29]
  • 1% of the UK population (some 600,000 people) now have internet access.

Publications

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Full date unknown

Deaths

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Poll tracker".  
  3. ^ "Faded Memories". Light Straw. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006.  
  5. ^ "1995: Queen marks peace in Belfast".  
  6. ^ Piercy, Nigel. "Daewoo Cars Case". Scribd. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "1995: First man jailed for male rape". BBC News. 9 June 1995. Archived from the original on 7 January 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "First woman chief constable is appointed".  
  9. ^ "Voting Intention in Great Britain: 1976-present".  
  10. ^ "1995: Major wins Conservative leadership". BBC News. 4 July 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "1995: British forces sent to Sarajevo". BBC News. 23 July 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  12. ^ Hardy, Adam (November 1995). "Spirit of suburbia". Perspectives on Architecture 2 (19): 42–47. 
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ "How the Government's Majority Disappeared". politics97 (BBC News). 1997. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  15. ^ Lyall, Sarah (12 November 1995). "Is it art or is it just dead meat?".  
  16. ^ Smith, Roberta (23 November 1995). "Some British moderns seeking to shock". New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  17. ^ "'"1995: Queen mum hip op 'successful. BBC News. 16 November 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  18. ^ Gilliland, Ben (16 January 2009). "Science & Discovery". Metro. 
  19. ^ "1995: Diana admits adultery in TV interview". BBC News. 20 November 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  20. ^ "Top 10 Programmes - 1995".  
  21. ^ "GoldenEye (1995)". MI6. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland". BBC News. 30 November 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  23. ^ "1995: Rogue trader jailed for six years". BBC News. 2 December 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  24. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 1995". Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  25. ^ "1995: 'Divorce': Queen to Charles and Diana". BBC News. 20 December 1995. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  26. ^ "British Election Panel Study, 1992-97". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  27. ^ Hadley Center Ranked EWP.
  28. ^ Hadley ranked Central England temperature
  29. ^ Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (section 58).

See also

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