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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 30 November 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"I support civil unions between same-sex couples and believe that each state should be free to make its own decision on this issue."
Lincoln Chafee

...more quotes

A random fact...

The largest pyramid in the world is not in Egypt but in Cholulu de Rivadahia, Mexico. It is 177 feet tall and covers 25 acres. It was built sometime between 6 and 12 AD.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Jay Hamilton, CFL running back for the Edmonton Eskimos (1973)
  • Des'ree, rhythm and blues singer (1970)
  • G. Gordon Liddy, American Entertainer (1929)
  • June Pointer, singer, Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited (1954)
  • Quinto Maganini, composer (1897)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67 (1678)
  • Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59 (1989)
  • Edmund II, Ironsides, King of Saxons (1016), dies at 27 (1016)
  • Otto French Strahl, U.S. Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 33 (1864)
  • John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75 (1931)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "Mack and Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 66 performances (1974)
  • 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5 (1942)
  • 1st International soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow) (1872)
  • STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad (1982)
  • 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me (1958)

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 - Breathe
US: Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre - No Diggity
Australia: The Spice Girls - Wannabe

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Slade - Coz I Luv You
US: Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
Australia: Rod Stewart - Maggie May c/w Reason To Believe

...more number one singles

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