On 63

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1) 63 is the same as Sessanta tre (Italian), Шестдесет три (Bulgarian), Drieënzestig (Dutch), Seksti tre (Norwegian), Triinšestdeset (Slovenian), and LXIII (Roman numerals) … can you add others?

In Mathematics
2) 63 is divisible by 5 numbers: 1, 3, 7, 9, 63

3) 63 – a deficient composite number, highly cototient number, a Woodall number, a Delannoy number, a Harshad number, cardinal number, and an odd integer

4) 63 – the smallest whole number that can be divided by any number from 1 to 9 without repeating decimals

In Science
5) The atomic number of europium, a lanthanide whose neutrally charged atom contains 63 protons and 63 electrons

6) 63 – the number of chromosomes found in the offspring of a donkey and a horse

In Space
7) STS-63 was the second mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program, which carried out the first rendezvous of the American Space Shuttle (Discovery) with Russia’s space station Mir

8) Deep space give us NGC 63 (New General Catalogue object) in the constellation Pisces, Messier object M63 in the Sunflower Galaxy, 63 Ophiuchi – an O-type giant star in the constellation Sagittarius, and HD 43587 – a stellar system approximately 63 light-years away in the constellation of Orion, which is visible to the naked eye

In Entertainment
9) 63 – a card game, popular in Carleton County, New Brunswick

10) Class of ’63 was a TV movie starring James Brolin (1973)

11) Newport ’63 is a live album by jazz musician John Coltrane

12) USA Channel 63 televisions are in Oxnard, California; Boca Raton, Florida; Monroe, Georgia; Bloomington, Indiana; Sumter, South Carolina; Newton, New Jersey; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin

13) Safo’63 is a 1963 Mexican film

14) 63 Nautical Stories is written by John Arthur Barry

15) Shakespeare’s Sonnet 63

16) A book – 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read (Jesse Venture)

In Sports
17) 63 yards if the record for the longest field goal in the NFL (held by three kickers: Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, and David Akers)

18) 63 – Most points scored by a player in the NBA (Michael Jordan)

19) 63 – number of scholarships per season allowed by schools in FCS division

20) 63 – the number of personal runs scored by Cricketer Phillip Hughes before he died during a match

21) 63 kg – a weight class (139 pounds) in women’s weightlifting

22) Retired #63 professional jerseys – MLB (none), NBA (none), NBA (none, NFL: WIllie Lanier (Chiefs), Mike Munchak (Titans), and Lee Roy Selmon (Buccaneers)

23) NASCAR #63 has never won a race in 146 races – but finished in the top 5 twice – driven by Jocko Maggiacomo the most times (22)

24) The Lotus 63 was an experimental Formula One car, designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1969 season

In Religion
25) There are 63 Tractates in the Mishna, the compilation of Jewish Law

26) There are 63 Saints in South Indian Shaivism

27) There are 63 Salakapurusas (great beings) in Jain cosmology

28) Papyrus 63 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a copy of the New Testament in Greek

29) Psalm 63

In Geography
30) National/federal highway 63 can be found in US, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, and Greece

31) I’ve traveled Ohio State Route 63 many times

32) Moose Mountain No. 63 (Assiniboine: ȟépa ) (2006 Population 482) is a rural municipality in south-eastern Saskatchewan

33) 63rd meridian east crosses Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Antarctica … and forms a great circle with the 117th meridian west

34) 63rd meridian west crosses Canada, Greenland, Antigua, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Antarctica … and forms a great circle with the 117th meridian east

35) 63rd north parallel crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, United States, Canada, and Greenland

36) Route E-63 is a European route that goes from Sodankylä, Finland to Turku, Finland – a length of  1,126 kilometers (700 mi)

In Places
37) NYC subway station at Lexington & 63rd street

38) 63 Building is a skyscraper on Yeouido island, overlooking the Han River in Seoul, South Korea

39) The Lower 63rd Yard is located at 63rd and Calumet in Chicago, Illinois, The yard is used for storing CTA equipment

40) 63 Seaworld is an aquarium that opened in 1985 in the 63 Building, Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea. It was the first public aquarium in the country

41) KV63 is the most recently opened chamber in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings pharaonic necropolis

42) 63 B&B is a place to stay in Rome, Italy

43) 63 Ranch is a vacation ranch in Montana

In History
44) USS Missouri (BB-63) (“Mighty Mo” or “Big Mo”) is a recommissioned battleship of the United States Navy and was the location of the surrender of the Empire of Japan that ended World War II

45) Federalist Paper #63 – written by James Madison regarding the US Senate.

Year 63 BC
46) Buddhist calendar 482, Berber calendar 888, Holocene calendar year 9938

47) Romans annexed Judea as a client kingdom

48) Roman troops massacre of over 12,000 Jews on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

49) Julius Caesar is elected Pontifex Maximus and praetor

50) Born – Gaius Octavius Thurinus (Augustus), first Roman Emperor; Strabo, Greek historian, geographer and philosopher; Didymus Chalcenterus, Greek scholar and grammarian

Year 63 CE
51) A common year starting on Saturday

52) The Year of the Consulship of Regulus and Rufus

53) Assyrian calendar year 4813, Hebrew calendar year 3823-2824, Korean calendar year 2396

54) An earthquake heavily damages Pompeii

55) According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea goes on the first Christian mission to Britain

56) Aulus Cornelius Celsus writes a dictionary (encyclopedia) on the arts and sciences.

57) Deaths – Mark the Evangelist; Claudia Augusta, sole child of Nero

58) 63 – the code for international direct dial calls to the Philippines

59) 63 – the number of groats in a guinea in British pre-decimal currency

60) 63 gallons are in 1 hogshead

61) Rule 63 of the Internet – For every fictional character, there is an opposite-gender counterpart

62) The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) administers the Series 63 Exam for certification

63) I started on February 17, 1953 … and still have those shoes.

Happy 63rd Birthday from Mini-Me.