1995

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1995. Enjoy!

MOVIES

  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Jessica Lange (Blue Sky)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Forrest Gump
  • Highest Grossing: Die Hard With A Vengeance ($366,101,766)
  • Best Disney Movie: Toy Story

MUSIC

  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): “Waterfalls” – TLC
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Hootie & The Blowfish
  • Record of the Year ( Grammy Awards): Kiss From A Rose” – Seal

TELEVISION

SPORTS

  • MLB
    • World Series Champion: Atlanta Braves
    • Other: Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig’s record of playing 2131 consecutive games
  • NBA
    • Finals Champion: Houston Rockets
  • NFL
    • Super Bowl Champion: San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL
    • Stanley Cup Winner: New Jersey Devils
    • Hart Memorial Trophy: Eric Lindros
  • Tennis
    • Men’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Andre Agassi
      • French Open – Thomas Muster
      • Wimbledon – Pete Sampras
      • US Open – Pete Sampras
    • Women’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Mary Pierce
      • French Open – Steffi Graf
      • Wimbledon – Steffi Graf
      • US Open – Steffi Graf

FASHION

FOOD

  • Blue M&Ms released, replacing tan colored M&Ms
  • Pizza Hut introduced its Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • Di Giorno introduced the first frozen, self-rising crust pizza

TECH

  • New Technology
    • Windows 95 released by Microsoft
    • The DVD is announced

TOYS

  • Best Selling Christmas Gift: Pogs

VIDEO GAMES

  • Best Selling: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES)
  • Best Console: PlayStation