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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 6 July 2022

A random quote from our archives...

"A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye."
Samuel Grafton

...more quotes

A random fact...

Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner, Olympics gold 84 (1960)
  • Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens, composer (1906)
  • M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera (1907)
  • Axel Theorell, Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes, Nobel 1955 (1903)
  • Owen Lance Bill Hughes, Palmerston North NZ, kayaker 1996 Olympics (1971)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93 (1961)
  • Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50 (1966)
  • Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer, dies at 78 (1768)
  • Sam de Grasse, dies at 97 (1972)
  • Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 76 (1765)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by black American (1853)
  • Italian Rumor government resigns (1970)
  • Skirmish at Devall's Bluff Arkansas (106 casualties) (1862)
  • 53rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (62 64) (1946)
  • Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer (1962)

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: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (feat. 112) - I'll Be Missing You
US: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (feat. 112) - I'll Be Missing You
Australia: Hanson - MMMBop

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Donny Osmond - Puppy Love
US: Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Australia: Dr Hook & The Medicine Show - Sylvia's Mother

...more number one singles

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