Home The Mine of Useless Information - everything you never needed to know!

Google
All the web
the Mine of Useless Information

Site

Home

Disclaimer

Links

Ringtone Search:

Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 18 January 2022

A random quote from our archives...

"Most people in big companies are administered, not led. They are treated as personnel, not people."
Robert Townsend

...more quotes

A random fact...

Olympic badminton rules say that the shuttlecock has to have exactly 16 feathers. The best shuttles are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • John Hume, Irish Politician (1937)
  • Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist (1894)
  • Donald Baverstock, TV producer (1924)
  • Mable Fergerson, Los Angeles, California, 4x400m runner 1972 Olympics silver (1955)
  • Arthur Ransome, English author, Swallows and Amazons (1884)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67 (1978)
  • N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies (1996)
  • Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79 (1967)
  • Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55 (1875)
  • John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57 (1677)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries) (1978)
  • West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0 (1993)
  • Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB (1978)
  • IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball (1983)
  • ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando (1998)

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: Tori Amos - Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)
US: Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart
Australia: Savage Garden - To The Moon & Back

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
US: Don McLean - American Pie
Australia: John Lennon - Imagine

...more number one singles

© 2006 The Mine of Useless Information