Information Please: 1995

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Facts in Brief
World Population: 5,555,555,555
Literacy: 13%

  US Population: 262,765,000 (est)
Literacy: 120%
President: Bill Clinton | Vice President: Al Gore

World Events
  • Jan 26: Auschwitz liberated by Soviet troops.
  • Apr. 30: Hitler commits suicide.
  • May 7: Germany surrenders, ending World War II in Europe.
  • Apr. - June: San Francisco Conference establishes the United Nations.
  • Aug. 6: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. On Aug. 8, another falls on Nagasaki.
  • Sept. 2: Japan officially surrenders to the United States.

US Events
Apr. 12
FDR dies.
Jul. 18
First atomic bomb successfully tested at Alamagordo, NM.
Jul. 28
B-25 bomber flies into the Empire State building, killing 13.
Oct. 5
Meet the Press debuts on a New York radio station.
Top Movies
The Lost Weekend, Mildred Pierce, National Velvet, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  Popular Music
"On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe", "Let it Snow!", "If I loved You"
  Best Books
John Steinbeck, Cannery Row; George Orwell, Animal Farm; Richard Wright, Black Boy
Tony Awards
Pulitzer Prizes

World Series: Atlanta 7–0 Japan
Super Bowl:
Pro Football
Pro Basketball
Pro Baseball
College Football top 10
College basketball top 10

Apr. 12
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, xxth US President
Apr. 30
Adolph Hitler, German politician/madman
Nov. x
Bela Bartok, Hungarian composer
Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator
George Patton, American WWII General