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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 12 April 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"I don't have all the answers. I need your help, your guidance, and your leadership to tackle the challenges before us."
Bill Richardson

...more quotes

A random fact...

While all spiders can make silk, not all spiders make webs.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Billy Vaughn, born in Glasgow, Kentucky, singer, Chapel by the Sea (1931)
  • Neal Fort, CFL tackle, Montreal Alouettes (1968)
  • M Marie Widlow, St. Louis, Missouri, softball pitcher, Hall of Fame 1957 (1917)
  • Earl of Limerick (1928)
  • Gabor Jodal, composer (1913)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 (1974)
  • William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President and 27 others killed in coup (1980)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63 (1945)
  • Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer, dies at 67 (1788)
  • James Schuyler, U.S. poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies (1991)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Union troops occupy Fort Pulaski Georgia (1862)
  • 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 (1953)
  • "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore New York City for 137 performances (1992)
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation (1981)
  • Texaco files for bankruptcy (1987)

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: The Prodigy - Firestarter
US: Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
Australia: O.M.C. - How Bizarre

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: T.Rex - Hot Love
US: Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
Australia: Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden

...more number one singles

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