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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 28 March 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher."
Pauline Kael

...more quotes

A random fact...

Crickets don't chirp by rubbing their legs together, they make the noise by rubbing their wings together.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Derek West, offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts (1972)
  • Tom Brooks, cricketer, NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire (1919)
  • Ramon de la Cruz, Spanish playwright/interpreter (1731)
  • David Lang, NFL running back for the Dallas Cowboys (1967)
  • Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, Governor-General of Netherlands Indies, 1861-66 (1806)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82 (1974)
  • James Cooper, U.S. attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52 (1863)
  • Guntram, French king in Burgundy, dies at about 67 (593)
  • Martinus IV, [Simon de Brion], Pope (1281-85), dies (1285)
  • Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75 (1701)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient (1990)
  • Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St. New York City (1927)
  • STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad (1985)
  • Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovette split-up (1995)
  • Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of U.S. (1834)

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: Shakespears Sister - Stay
US: Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
Australia: Julian Lennon - Saltwater

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me
US: The Turtles - Happy Together
Australia: The Beatles - Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

...more number one singles

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