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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 25 May 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win."
George Bernard Shaw

...more quotes

A random fact...

More than 60 percent of all recipients of organ donations are between the ages of 18 and 49.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Dennis Stallings, linebacker for the Tennessee Oilers (1974)
  • Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics (1970)
  • M von der Grun, writer (1926)
  • Gordon Smith, American Politician (1952)
  • Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer (1902)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13 (1996)
  • Philip C Habib, U.S. diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72 (1992)
  • Madame C J Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51 (1919)
  • Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46 (1555)
  • Robert Capa, American Photographer (1954)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander (1972)
  • American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275 (1979)
  • Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour (1935)
  • "Brady Bunch Hour," last airs on ABC-TV (1977)
  • 1st telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot (1844)

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: K.W.S. - Please Don't Go / Game Boy
US: Kris Kross - Jump
Australia: Mr Big - To Be With You

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden
US: The Young Rascals - Groovin'
Australia: Petula Clark - This Is My Song shared with Harry Secombe - This Is My Song

...more number one singles

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