August 24, 1995 was a historic occasion for the computer industry as Microsoft introduced Windows 95 at a gala launch event. The long awaited new operating system not only sparked the explosion of the Internet, but for the first time computers became home-based tools that would make our lives better. Forever.
Hosted by Bill Gates, the launch was beamed simultaneously to 43 other events in cities around the world, not an easy feat to do back in 1995. Microsoft enlisted late night talk show host, Jay Leno, who cracked that Windows 95 was ‘so powerful that it can keep track of all of OJ’s alibis at once’.”