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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 2 October 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Think with your whole body"
Taisen Deshimaru

...more quotes

A random fact...

Snickers is the most popular candy.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor, Smithereens (1946)
  • Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician (1915)
  • Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Liverpool England, Archbishop of Canterbury (1921)
  • John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language and literature (1906)
  • Ferdinand Foch, France, responsible for Allies winning WW I (1851)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70 (1975)
  • Peter Brian Medawar, medical scientist, dies (1987)
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60 (1943)
  • Giselbert, duke of Lutheran, drowns at about 49 (939)
  • Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania (1955)
  • Republic Guinea forms (day of republic) (1968)
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament (1960)
  • Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding (1978)
  • 30th Country Music Assn Award: Brooks and Dunn win (1996)

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: Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: Black Box - Ride On Time
US: Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
Australia: Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
US: Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Australia: The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better / If I Fell

...more number one singles

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