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Welcome to the Mine of Useless Information on Tuesday 28 September 2021

A random quote from our archives...

"The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it."
Charles W. Colson

...more quotes

A random fact...

To see at night as well as an owl, you would need eyeballs as big as a grapefruit.

...more trivia

Five random people born today...

  • Lord Abinger (1914)
  • Kevin Baker, Montreal, Canadian Tour golfer, Manitoba Amateur-1988 (1966)
  • Prosper Merimee, Paris, France, playwright, Carmen (1803)
  • Karan Ashley Jackson, Odessa, Texas, actress, Aisha-Mighty Power Rangers (1975)
  • Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king, 1889-1908 (1863)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68 (1618)
  • Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44 (1973)
  • Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies (1986)
  • Libri, mathematician, dies (1869)
  • Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Battle of Kut-el-Amara: Brits defeat Turks in Mesopotamia (1915)
  • 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY (1921)
  • "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1 (1963)
  • German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I) (1914)
  • "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 286 performances (1968)

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: The Fugees - Ready Or Not
US: Los Del Rio - Macarena
Australia: Los Del Rio - Macarena

Number One Single 50 years ago...

UK: The Tams - Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me
US: Rod Stewart - Maggie May c/w Reason To Believe
Australia: Drummond - Daddy Cool

...more number one singles

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