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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Monday 26 August 2019

A random quote from our archives...

"It's funny - more people talk about my 'babe-dom' now than they did before I had a child. Whatever. I guess I'm a role model in hot pants now. That's cool!"
Lauryn Hill

...more quotes

A random fact...

A dolphin produces notes 100 times higher than the highest note a human soprano can reach.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria (1819)
  • Maxwell D. Taylor, Soldier (1901)
  • Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author (1891)
  • Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons (1974)
  • Alex Trevino, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1957)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies (1989)
  • WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0 (2000)
  • Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86 (1978)
  • Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies (1368)
  • Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80 (1975)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France (1942)
  • KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting (1956)
  • Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II and Spain beat Sweden and German protestants (1634)
  • Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels (1985)
  • University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing (1973)

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: Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
US: Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
Australia: All 4 One - I Swear

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
US: The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonky Women
Australia: The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonky Women

...more number one singles

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