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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 23 October 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Once you get the right image the details aren't that important."
Abbie Hoffman

...more quotes

A random fact...

It is not against the law in the United States to be a drug addict. In 1962, the Supreme Court called imprisonment for being an addict cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Bill of Rights.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Ilse Dorffeldt, Germany, sprint relay, Olympic-1936 (1912)
  • Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress, Berserk!, Steaming (1931)
  • Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31 (1973)
  • Bettina Fulco Villella, Mar Del Plata Arg, tennis star, 1993 Futures (1968)
  • Frank Sutton, Clarksville Tennessee, actor, Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC (1923)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43 (1975)
  • Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74 (1929)
  • Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67 (1886)
  • Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69 (1978)
  • Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52 (1982)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340 (1805)
  • NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN (1947)
  • Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released (1941)
  • 3rd Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 13-7 at Greenbrier WV (1994)
  • Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature (1958)

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: Eric Prydz - Call On Me
US: Ciara featuring Petey Pablo - Goodies
Australia: Delta Goodrem - Out Of The Blue

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - That's What I Like
US: Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
Australia: Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers - Swing The Mood

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Sandie Shaw - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
US: Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Australia: Ray Columbus & The Invaders - She's A Mod

...more number one singles

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