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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 21 November 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it."
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

...more quotes

A random fact...

President George Washington oversaw construction of the White House, but he never lived there. It was the second U.S. president, John Adams, elected in 1796, who first lived in the White House. His term was nearly over by the time he moved in, and only six rooms had been completed.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park, Maryland, actress, Laugh-in, Private Benjamin (1945)
  • Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker (1920)
  • Brent Smith, tackle for the Miami Dolphins (1973)
  • Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer (1944)
  • Ken Griffy, Jr., centerfielder, Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997 (1969)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87 (1481)
  • Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50 (1993)
  • Henry Purcell, English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36 (1695)
  • Pierre Blanchar, actor (Man From Nowhere), dies at 71 (1963)
  • Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82 (1986)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland (1918)
  • 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0 (1902)
  • 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper) (1935)
  • Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances (1992)
  • New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird" (1995)

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: Baby D - Let Me Be Your fantasy
US: Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
Australia: Silverchair - Tomorrow

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Archies - Sugar Sugar
US: The Fifth Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
Australia: The Beatles - Something / Come Together

...more number one singles

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