“You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.” —William Rotsler
One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once.
The Boss: Bruce Springsteen an Aristotle for our times: Songs of Wisdom Boss is eight days younger as he also was born to run - 23 September
May your path ahead be filled with all the love and success you deserve.
Stay as bright, thoughtful and relaxed as you are.
Fly high to the happiness and watch your dreams come true.
- James Bond Returns To Cinemas
After a six year hiatus James Bond returns to packed cinema houses. Pierce Brosnan debuts as agent 007 in "Goldeneye". The film becomes the highest grossing Bond picture, earning $353 million worldwide. It's the 4th highest grossing film of 1995.
eBay went live (Sept. 3 1995): Then called AuctionWeb, the site was started by Pierre Omidyar to help his then-fiancée find Pez dispensers for her collection. Other tech milestones of that year were the launch of IMDb and the release of Windows 95 (d’uh).
Jagged Little Pill was the album of the year: At the Grammy Awards for that year (which, yes, took place in 1996) Alanis Morissette scored for her June 1995 release. She also won Best Rock Song for “You Oughta Know.” Other notable tunes of 1995 include “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Waterfalls,” “Creep” and “Kiss From a Rose.”
Twenty four years ago this month, Microsoft launched its Windows 95 operating system, which would go on to sell tens of millions of copies in its first year alone. At that same time, the 1995 World Aerobic Championships were taking place in San Diego, Michael Jackson participated in his first “online chat,” T.V. news was covering the O.J. Simpson trial, a 19-year-old Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Championship, Moscow opened its fifth McDonald’s restaurant, and a lot of other events were happening. Collected here are news images from the last week in August, 1995, 20 years ago this week.