Sunday, May 3, 2015

Trivia Bits 03 May



Sophia Loren (pictured) was born Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20 September 1934 and is an Italian actress who is widely recognized as Italy's most renowned and honoured actress.

Underground is an Australian television film that premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival drawing its title from Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier, a 1997 book by Suelette Dreyfus, researched by Julian Assange, but the film bares little relation to the book itself, which catalogues the exploits of a group of Australian, American, and British hackers during the 1980s and early 1990s, among them Assange himself.

Australian cricketer, Belinda Clark, hit 229 runs off 155 balls against Denmark in the during the 1997-1998 Women’s World Cup.

The industrial city and the administrative centre of Volgograd Oblast, Russia, is situated on the west bank of the Volga River

Rumpole of the Bailey is a 1975 to 1992 British television series starring Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into a series of short stories, novels, and radio programmes.

An American sitcom Mad About You aired from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999 starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.

Ultrasound was invented in Australia in 1961 by the scientists at the Commonwealth Health Department.

Launching the careers of cast members Neve Campbell and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Party of Five is an American teen drama television series that aired from September 12, 1994, until May 3, 2000 but in 1996, it was the surprise winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama, making it one of the lowest rated shows ever to win the award.

American television series Charmed produced by Aaron Spelling was originally broadcast for eight seasons from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006 following three sisters, known as the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks and starred as the three Halliwell sisters, Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) for the first three seasons.

Australian television police procedural drama series Homicide and dealt with the fictional homicide squad of the Victorian Police force and the various crimes and cases the detectives are called upon to investigate with many episodes were based on real life crime cases with a total of 510 episodes were produced, and aired from October 1964 to January 1977.

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