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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 26 September 2018

A random quote from our archives...

"Don't pay any attention to the critics-don't even ignore them."
Samuel Goldwyn

...more quotes

A random fact...

When Russian men engage in conversation, the distance between the two is typically about ten inches. This is considered a comfortable proximity; American men, on the other hand, consider something closer to two feet as preferable.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer (1832)
  • James Keane, Buffalo, New York, actor, Willis Bell-Paper Chase (1952)
  • Martha Nix, Orange County California, actress, Serena-Waltons (1967)
  • Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope, 1963-78 (1897)
  • Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker (1908)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • John Cromwell, actor and director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91 (1979)
  • Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies (1371)
  • Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85 (1820)
  • Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82 (1990)
  • Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61 (1947)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors (1973)
  • "George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr (1995)
  • Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead (1925)
  • Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic (1993)
  • Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day) (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: Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Boom! Shake the Room
US: Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
Australia: Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
US: The Beatles - Hey Jude
Australia: The Beatles - Hey Jude

...more number one singles

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