Five random facts for Friday and posted on Saturday this time around:
The most popular baby names in the United States in 1966 were Lisa and Michael. Celeste, my wife’s name, was 356th most popular. Why do I bring this up? Well, it’s a certain someone’s birthday next week and she was born in 1966. – Source: BabyCenter.com (for the baby name ranking, not my wife’s birthday).
The daily US movie box office sales for March 19, 2020 (day 79 of the year and last day the movie theaters were open during COVID-19 crisis) were $143,641. On day 79 in 2019, March 20 (a Wednesday) sales were $8,995,950. – Source: BoxOfficeMojo
In North Carolina twice as many adults identified as Atheist (2%) than did as Mormon (1%), Jewish (1%) or Orthodox Christian (1%) . – Source: Pew Research Center Religious Landscape Study
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. 402 years later Celeste Lowder was born on April 23, 1966. – Source FamousBirthdays.com
On April 18, 2020 the average price of regular gas in the United States was $1.821/gallon, down from $2.836 on the same date in 2019. The highest average price ever recorded in the US was $4.114 on July 17, 2008. – Source: AAA