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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 28 March 2015

A random quote from our archives...

"Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun."
Don Marquis

...more quotes

A random fact...

The average American family views television six hours each day.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Georg Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/King George I of Gt Britain (1660)
  • Chuck Portz, born in Santa Monica, California, bassist, Turtles-Happy Together (1945)
  • Keith Tkachuk, born in Melrose, Massachusetts, NHL left wing, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA (1972)
  • Samuel Ramey, born in Colby, Kansas, bass, La Scala (1942)
  • Jaroslav Novotny, composer (1886)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74 (1994)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, American President (1969)
  • John Eliot, English meteorology, dies at 68 (1908)
  • Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer, dies at 57 (1947)
  • Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77 (1983)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down (1939)
  • Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game (1972)
  • Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts (1774)
  • 7th Tony Awards: Crucible and Wonderful Town win (1953)
  • 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win (1948)

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: Tony Christie feat. Peter Kay - (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
US: 50 Cent featuring Olivia - Candy Shop
Australia: Anthony Callea - Rain c/w Bridge Over Troubled Water

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Snap - The Power
US: Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Australia: Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
US: The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
Australia: The Beatles - Rock And Roll Music / Honey Don't

...more number one singles

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