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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 27 February 2024

A random quote from our archives...

"Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier."
Barbara Kingsolver

...more quotes

A random fact...

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP, Soc/Lib Democrat (1941)
  • Donald MacKay, CEO, Scottish Enterprise (1937)
  • Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing, Hartford Whalers (1967)
  • Jose Sancho Marraco, composer (1879)
  • Frank Allaun, British MP, L (1913)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60 (1996)
  • Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies (1656)
  • Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72 (1996)
  • Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies (1970)
  • Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81 (1966)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 1st Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia and U.S. sign trade agreement (1557)
  • U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard (1921)
  • France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain (1939)
  • Belgium's Theunis government falls (1924)
  • General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China (1950)

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: Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
US: Monica - Angel Of Mine
Australia: Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive
US: Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
Australia: Grahame Bond - Farewell Aunty Jack

...more number one singles

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