Sunday, September 7, 2014

Trivia Bits 07 September


The Hunt for Red October  poster

American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name, The Hunt for Red October (poster pictured) was a 1990 movie starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones and Sam Neill and directed by John McTiernan.

Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer Antonio Banderas played Zorro, the swashbuckling character created by Johnston McCulley, in the 1998 movie The Mask of Zorro which also starred Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The Yucatan Peninsula is shared between Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

Cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949, Mr Magoo, voiced by Jim Backus, had a talking bulldog with poor eyesight named McBarker.

The US city of Seattle is often referred to as the birthplace of grunge music sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound.

The German town of Bacharach was captured by Spanish forces led by Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba on 01 October 1620 during the Thirty Year’s War during which religion was a motivation for war as Protestant and Catholic states battled it out even though they all were inside the Holy Roman Empire.

Australian fashion designer, former glamour model, and television personality Johdi Meares is a former host of Australia’s Next Top Model in 2008.

On August 25, 2012, Australia played against Afghanistan for the first time in the One-Day International Cricket series in the United Arab Emirates during Australia's concurrent series against Pakistan in UAE in August 2012.

The 1985 hit song The Power of Love was written by Huey Lewis and the News for the American science fiction comedy blockbuster movie Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson.

An attempt in 2002 to sell the aging Stanton Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to a Jesuit priest led to its resurgence as a Jewish house of worship.

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