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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 27 January 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day."
Ray Bradbury

...more quotes

A random fact...

The first performer to win Grammy Awards for jazz and classical recordings in the same year was Wynton Marsalis in 1984. His albums were "Trumpet Concertos" and "Think of One."

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Phil Plantier, Manchester NH, outfielder, San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's (1969)
  • Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery (1922)
  • Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre, Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96 (1961)
  • Eduard Kunneke, German composer, Vetter aus Dingsda (1885)
  • Margo Timmins, singer, Cowboy Junkies (1961)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher, dies (1814)
  • Sergius II, pope (844-47), dies (847)
  • First Lady Hilary Clinton blames charges that President Clinton had affairs part of a vast right-wing conspiracy (1998)
  • Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73 (1904)
  • Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76 (1995)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • US and Vietnam sign cease-fire, ending longest U.S. war and milt draft (1973)
  • NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14 (1985)
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open (1957)
  • U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn (1973)
  • -19 degrees F (-27.4 degrees C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850 (1942)

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: Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
US: TLC - Creep
Australia: The Cranberries - Zombie

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
US: The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Australia: Johnny Farnham - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

...more number one singles

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