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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 13 June 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax."
Whitey Herzog

...more quotes

A random fact...

An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer, UEI, Paintbox (1938)
  • Harold "Red" Grange, "Galloping Ghost" of football, Illinois Bears (1903)
  • J Donald Budge, U.S. tennis player, 1st to hold world's 4 major titles (1915)
  • Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord (1974)
  • Jorge Santana, rocker, Malo (1954)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Jacob van Wassenaer, [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55 (1665)
  • Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69 (1982)
  • Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies (1142)
  • Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83 (1994)
  • Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 71 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3) (1947)
  • Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland (1902)
  • Vostok 6 launched, pilot is 1st woman cosmonaut (1963)
  • A spectator is killed by lightning at U.S. Open Golf tournament (1991)
  • Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran (1993)

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 Fugees - Killing Me Softly
US: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
Australia: George Michael - Fastlove

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
US: Carole King - It's Too Late c/w I Feel The Earth Move
Australia: The Hollies - Too Young To Be Married

...more number one singles

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