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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Saturday 23 January 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"I am so in love with my brother right now!"
Angelina Jolie

...more quotes

A random fact...

Basking sharks grow to over 30 feet long.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Kevin Mawae, NFL center/guard for the Seattle Seahawks (1971)
  • Gertrude Belle Elion, New York City, biochemist/drug researcher, Nobel 1988 (1918)
  • Willy Bogner, Jr., Munich, director, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1942)
  • Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter, Oly-gold-1988 (1967)
  • Joseph Hewes, U.S. merchant, Declaration of Independence signer (1730)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72 (1946)
  • Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76 (1994)
  • Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77 (1845)
  • Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44 (1976)
  • Edward Alexander MacDowell, U.S. composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 (1908)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97) (1983)
  • NFL's National and American conference become Eastern and Western conf (1953)
  • Uniform U.S. election day for president and VP authorized (1845)
  • 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago (1973)
  • Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians (1643)

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: Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
US: Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
Australia: George Michael - Jesus To A Child

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Clive Dunn - Grandad
US: Dawn - Knock Three Times
Australia: George Harrison - My Sweet Lord c/w Isn't It A Pity

...more number one singles

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