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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Sunday 9 May 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"I don't want to feel a shoe; I want the shoe to become part of me."
Leslie Browne

...more quotes

A random fact...

According to a 1999 survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, of those people who snore, 19 percent snore so loudly that they can be heard through a closed door.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Floyd Robinson, baseball player, White Sox, Reds, A's (1936)
  • James A. Butts, Los Angeles, California, triple jumper 1976 Olympics silver (1950)
  • Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph (1957)
  • Dave Prater, Ocilla, Georgia, rock vocalist, Sam and Dave (1937)
  • Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman, 1980 Olympics gold (1958)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59 (1760)
  • Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33 (1989)
  • William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies (1657)
  • Police tear gas unruly soccer fans, ensuing panic kills over 100 in Ghana (2001)
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet/playwright, dies at 45 (1805)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote (1913)
  • Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon (1977)
  • Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian (1981)
  • Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins (1961)
  • Paraguay holds its 1st President and parliamentary elections in 50 years (1993)

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: George Michael - Fastlove
US: Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
Australia: O.M.C. - How Bizarre

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: Dawn [300th UK #1] - Knock Three Times
US: Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
Australia: Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee

...more number one singles

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