Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trivia Bits 07 October


Nikita Khrushchev 

Nikita Khrushchev (pictured) was leading the Soviet Union through the Cuban Missile Crisis which was a 13-day, October 14–28, 1962, confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba.

Actor Bill Murray won a Golden Globe for his performance in the movie Lost in Translation a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and revolves around an aging actor named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a recent college graduate named Charlotte (Scarlet Johansson) who develop a rapport after a chance meeting in a Tokyo hotel.

The pen name of English author Eric Arthur Blair was George Orwell who is perhaps best known for his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 1945 allegorical novella Animal Farm.

Leonardo da Vinci, full name Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, died at Clos Lucé, a small château in the city of Amboise, France, on 2 May 1519 and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert in Château d'Amboise, in France.

Canadian actress Melissa McIntyre, best known for her role in the 2001 series Degrassi: The Next Generation made her television debut in the 1997 series, Timesweep, in which she played an extraterrestial being.

The Cayman Trough is the deepest point in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and this relatively narrow trough trends east-northeast to west-southwest and has a maximum depth of 7,686 metres/25,217 ft.

The lead singer of the 1995 formed English soul and pop band Simply Red was Mick Hucknall who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the only original member left.

Taking place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of the World War 2, the Battle of the Lower Dnieper is considered to be one of the largest battles in world history, involving almost 4,000,000 men on both sides and stretching on a front 1,400 kilometres wide.

The aurochs are an extinct type of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa and are the ancestor of domestic cattle.

In June 2014, the original hand-written lyrics of the Bob Dylan song Like a Rollingstone sold at an auction for $US2 million.

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