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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 3 June 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"I is another."
Arthur Rimbaud

...more quotes

A random fact...

Shrimp is the top seafood ordered in restaurants, followed by salmon and swordfish, according to a National Restaurant Association survey.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Eduardo Caudella, composer (1841)
  • Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet (1844)
  • Bryan Still, wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers (1974)
  • Harry Pitt, vice chancellor, Reading University (1936)
  • Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General Union volunteers (1824)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • H G Hjalmar Schacht, President Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies (1970)
  • Eva La Gailliene, Brit/US actress/director (Resurrection), dies at 92 (1991)
  • Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76 (1890)
  • Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan (1991)
  • Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 (1966)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title (1991)
  • 93rd Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Sherluck wins in 2:29.2 (1961)
  • Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service (1748)
  • After 5-month siege in 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey (1098)
  • At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner, crashes (1973)

Number One Single this time last year...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single five years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single ten years ago...

UK: -
US: Charts not yet in existence
Australia: Charts not yet in existence

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Robson Green & Jerome Flynn - Unchained Melody / (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
US: Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
Australia: Merril Bainbridge - Mouth

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Christie - Yellow River
US: Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
Australia: Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

...more number one singles

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