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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Thursday 19 January 2017

A random quote from our archives...

"Size does matter. There's a lot of ways to make people feel good, but personally I think it does enhance things."
Pamela Anderson

...more quotes

A random fact...

“Boborygmology” is the study of stomach rumblings.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer (1944)
  • Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor, Willy-Hail to the Chief (1977)
  • Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist, America-Daisy Jane (1952)
  • Anne Miller, Midland, Michigan, tennis star, 1995 Darmstadt Germany (1977)
  • Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist 1996 Olympics (1976)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83 (1988)
  • Louis-J-Ferdinand Herold, French composer (Pre aux clercs), dies at 41 (1833)
  • Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57 (1629)
  • William O Douglas, member U.S. Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81 (1980)
  • Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92 (1987)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • "Scrabble" debuts on board game market (1955)
  • Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame (1977)
  • Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law (1808)
  • Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife) (1967)
  • Calif Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital (1984)

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 - Goodnight Girl
US: Color Me Badd - All 4 Love
Australia: Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Monkees - I'm A Believer
US: The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Australia: Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home

...more number one singles

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