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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Wednesday 27 May 2020

A random quote from our archives...

"I think that candidates who have pending cases of blood crimes and economic crimes must be definitely banned."
Francois Bozize

...more quotes

A random fact...

Velvet ants get their name from the appearance of the females, which look like hairy ants. Actually, they are not true ants, but wingless wasps.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Eino Tamberg, composer (1930)
  • Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer, Jeune Belgium (1854)
  • Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant, Barcelona Dragons (1969)
  • Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author, Mussert (1941)
  • Monika Schnarre, U.S. actress, Bold and Beautiful (1971)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • C W Stubblefield, music Promoter, dies at 64 (1995)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian Leader (1964)
  • Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49 (1878)
  • John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70 (1992)
  • Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 (1708)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Austrian Communist Party banned (1933)
  • Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey (1960)
  • Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day (1984)
  • Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris (1981)
  • Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no (1981)

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: Robson Green & Jerome Flynn - Unchained Melody / (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
US: Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Australia: Merril Bainbridge - Mouth

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The England World Cup Squad - Back Home
US: Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
Australia: Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

...more number one singles

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