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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 24 November 2014

A random quote from our archives...

"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

...more quotes

A random fact...

A recent Gallup poll shows that 69 percent of Americans believe they will go somewhere after death.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author, 7 Stories (1944)
  • William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician (1918)
  • Ashok Gandotra, cricketer, in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969 (1948)
  • Charles XI, King of Sweden, 1660-97 (1655)
  • Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author, Pinocchio (1826)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Norma Talmadge, U.S. actress (Within the Law), dies (1957)
  • Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70 (1946)
  • Jeffrey Lynn, actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies at 89 (1995)
  • EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter in Neuengamme, dies (1944)
  • Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36 (1993)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Serbian leader flees to Albania (1915)
  • KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions (1926)
  • US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched (1991)
  • Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed (1985)
  • After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21 (1991)

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: Girls Aloud - I'll Stand By You
US: Usher and Alicia Keys - My Boo
Australia: Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?

Number One Single 25 years ago...

UK: New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
US: Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
Australia: Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Supremes - Baby Love
US: The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
Australia: The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack

...more number one singles

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