From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||960s 970s 980s – 990s – 1000s 1010s 1020s|
|Years:||992 993 994 – 995 – 996 997 998|
|995 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1748|
|Chinese calendar||甲午年 (Wood Horse)
3691 or 3631
— to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3692 or 3632
|- Vikram Samvat||1051–1052|
|- Shaka Samvat||917–918|
|- Kali Yuga||4096–4097|
|Japanese calendar||Shōryaku 6 / Chōtoku 1
|Minguo calendar||917 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1306/1307 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1537–1538|
- Upon the death of Eric the Victorious, he is succeeded by his son Olof Skötkonung as the first baptized king of Sweden.
- Basil II lifts the siege of Aleppo by mounting his entire army and transferring it across Anatolia in sixteen days.
- Constantine III becomes king of Scotland.
- Boleslaus II of Bohemia massacres the Slavnik's dynasty at Libice.
- Olaf Tryggvason is crowned king of Norway and builds the country's first church.
- Aldhun, Bishop of Lindisfarne, moves his episcopal see from Chester-le-Street to Durham in England, to which the remains of Saint Cuthbert (d. 687) are translated.
- Canute the Great (approximate) (d. 1035)
- Guido of Arezzo, Italian musician (d. 1050)
- Abul-Fazl Bayhaqi, Persian historian and author (d. 1077)
- Olaf II of Norway (d.1030)
- February 5 – William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
- Erik Segersäll, King of Sweden since 970 (b. c. 945)
- Henry II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 951)
- Kenneth II of Scotland (possibly murdered)
- Haakon Sigurdsson earl (and de facto ruler) of Norway
- Al-Mansur ibn Buluggin, second ruler of the North African Zirid dynasty.