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.



114 thoughts on “On 63

  1. A birthday card truly worthy of its author. (Frank, can’t believe you still have those shoes!) I vividly recall Michael Jordan’s 63 points. I also recall Tom Dempsey kicking that 63 yard FG for the lowly Saints on the final play at home against the Lions. There was much controversy because Tom had a disabled, shortened foot and used a “special” shoe for kicking. Those three men who wore now-retired 63 jerseys in the NFL were all great players I had the pleasure of watching play. And speaking of play, I hope your birthday is full of all “play” and no “work!”

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    • Bruce,
      I had forgotten that Dempsey’s kick was against the Lions, but how can we forget his foot. Nonetheless, quite the feat, and to think he kicked straight on! (I think)

      I’ve done this posts for my birthday in the past. Sometimes I didn’t include the picture, and simply embedded a note about my birthday somewhere in the post. Oh how evil of me … .and yes … I still have the shoes, so hopefully I can find them and include them in a pic soon.

      Many thanks for the birthday wishes, and I encourage you to visit the pingback from Vanessa lower in the comments.

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    • Raye,
      Your greeting is perfect timing because I’m reading it during my birthday morning. (Yep, the post went live 2.5 hours before my birthday started – well, my time). I encourage you to visit the pingback from Vanessa further down in the comments. Many thanks for the birthday greeting!!!


    • Dale,
      Reading the comments on my birthday morning is a good way to start the day … and many thanks for yours. The day will probably include a glass (or more) of red – but I don’t see dance on the schedule for the day. Guess I’ll have to work it in. I encourage you to visit the pingback from Vanessa further down the comments. What a hoot!

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    • Jim,
      Many thanks for the greeting and cheers to your upcoming birthday and accompanying party. Hopefully some blues music will be included in your celebration! Please visit the pingback from Vanessa further down in the comments. It’s a good chuckle!

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    • Lame,
      Oh wow … Commonality via Axel is quite the treat! 🙂 Sad to say, Graeter’s wasn’t on my itinerary for the day … but it is now! I have lactaid in the car, and I’ll should be driving right by it this afternoon!!!! … Did I tell you that a Graeter’s opened in my town this past December? In the summer, a 40 minute walk for the pre-calorie burn … then the return post-calorie burn.

      I want you to know that my birthday coinciding with you working your way back into a blogging routine is quite the present. Many thanks!!! … Meanwhile, I hope you visit the pingback from Vanessa.

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      • You must be in your bliss with your very own Graeter’s in Frankville, Frank! How convenient! I keep lactaid pills in my medicine cabinet, kitchen cupboard, wallet and maybe I should have a few sewn into my skin? I did watch Vanessa’s video. What a hoot! Thanks for the referral. I tried to give it a like but couldn’t from my phone. I’ll try again when I’m on a computer later. Have a wonderful day and a terrific next year.


    • Shimon,
      For me, receiving birthday wishes from all around the world helps make the birthday even better! … so many thanks!!!! …. and I encourage you to visit the pingback from Vanessa lower in the comments as it will bring a smile.


  2. A very Happy Birthday, my dear friend! Wishing you a wonderful day and a year full of happiness and beauty in good health! Here’s your number one song when you were born https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkg_E2evbg and a Tuesday song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLWBhNW3FM for the day you were born! 😉
    Oh and these: 🎉🎂🎁🎂🎉🎂🎁🍰🎁🎂🎉🎁🎂🎉 🙂 😄


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    • Kerry,
      Many thanks for the birthday wish and glad you enjoyed by rummaging for useless information. I try to salute numbers for various occasions. Meanwhile, scroll up a bit to the Pingback from Vanessa .. I encourage you to visit for a laugh.


  4. Happy Birthday, Frank! That’s a wonderful collection of facts about 63. You might remember this is birthday month at our house (husband, daughters, and mother-in-law), so you’re in good company. 🙂 I visited Vanessa’s blog and saw her lovely birthday tribute. I’ve raised my cup of coffee to you and wish you all the best today and every day!

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    • Suzanne,
      Hooray .. my favorite photographer from Northern Indiana who loves chocolate and donuts stopped by for a greeting. My afternoon treat was to Graeter’s, simply glorious ice cream!!!! … and I have a glass of red wine at the moment. But if you come to Cincinnati, we’ll go get that grilled cheese donut that you crave! many thanks for the birthday greeting.

      BTW – scroll up to the Pingback from Vanessa … visit because I think you will get a laugh!


    • Robin,
      Birthday wishes from the Eastern Shore is a good thing … many thanks! … There’s a lot more to 63, but I wanted to keep it to 63.

      PS: Scroll up to the pingback from Vanessa and visit for a chuckle.


  5. Happy Birthday dear Frank. 🙂 I loved your baby photograph, and you still have those shoes… how great, your mother kept them and then you! “63” in my own language “altmışüç (altmış=60, üç=three)…. once upon a time there was a cinema in here, where I live, its name was “63”… and today instead of this cinema there is a kepap restaurant 🙂 Thank you dear Frank, I with you happy celebration with your family. Love, nia


  6. 63 points in one game? Wowsa. My husband and I were Michael Jordan fans when we were poor college students and nowhere near a pro-sports team. Now that we can go see the Cavs play, I wish Jordan were still playing. Would be a treat to see. Then again, we get to see LeBron. 🙂

    Such a cute baby picture!!


    • Christy,
      Hooray .. Birthday greetings from wonderful BC. Gotta love it … and the cake is wonderful .. .thus you are welcome for seconds. Thanks for the birthday cheer. By the way, go up to the pingback from Vanessa for a good chuckle.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Frank! 63 fascinating facts there. My link to 63 is that it was five years before my birth. Now, wait… was it my birth… I thought I was 24…!? Hmmm… ah well… enjoy the rest of your birthday! 😀


  8. ⭐ HAPPY BIRTHDAY” Frank! ⭐ Well, I’ve got it right this time!
    I visited Vanessa’a blog. Love the poem! 😀 Am now following & left a comment.
    63 in French (Canada’s other official language) is soixante-trois. Pig Latin is thrixty-see
    Think I’ll go get some wine & have me a little toast to you!


  9. Thank you for The Federalist Papers – No. 63.

    To the People of the State of New York:

    A FIFTH desideratum, illustrating the utility of a senate, is the want of a due sense of national character. Without a select and stable member of the government, the esteem of foreign powers will not only be forfeited by an unenlightened and variable policy, proceeding from the causes already mentioned, but the national councils will not possess that sensibility to the opinion of the world, which is perhaps not less necessary in order to merit, than it is to obtain, its respect and confidence. Etc.


    • E-Tom!!!!
      Yippee … a birthday greeting from the Queen of Bling! A wonderful topping to a good day … and I’m glad you found a nugget in the factoids. BTW …. scroll up in the comments to the Pingback from Vanessa … then visit for a laugh! Besides, I know you like humor. 🙂 Many thanks for the cheer!


    • Debra,
      Hooray …. We were classmates who graduated from different schools together! Many thanks for the birthday wish, and knowing that you are in Bagni now makes the greeting even more special. I invite you to scroll up the comments to the Pingback from Vanessa to enjoy her post for me.


    • Susie!
      Wow … a birthday visit from a blogging legend. I’m honored. You must have noticed Vanessa’s video, then took the time to stop by. Thanks! I also smile because you realize that’s what bloggers do. Nice hat!!!


        • Shenanigans? Me? LOL … My life is active, but in a good way. Ballroom, volunteering, handbells, ushering at plays, golf, walking, part-time work (start sometime next 6 weeks or so), wine tasting, … but no shenanigans.


  10. Happy birthday, Frank! My connection to 63 is that I’m 63 years old for one more month! It’s been a good year, as I hope will be your 63rd! And I am so impressed with all the data you’ve collected to illustrate this number. You won’t find me quoting many math facts on my blog–if only I could. LOL!


    • Debra,
      I’m glad my long-time blogger friend was able to stop by on my day. Simply wonderful! In terms of the factoids in this post, I happen to like both the gathering and weeding out aspect of the factoids. Pure trivia, thus most of the stuff wouldn’t be helpful to answer Alex Trebeck. Cheers to your upcoming birthday as you also share that month with The Right Angle.

      Come back to this post to scroll back up the comments )from here_to the Pingback from Vanessa … then visit her post. You will get a laugh.


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  12. Hola aFrank,
    I’m a bit late. I seem to be in that zone lately. I’m usually not tardy. Blogging can be a sped race, at time. But, you celebrate all year … I Hope !!!
    I’m sure everything has been said. Someone MUST have mentioned how cute that baby photograph is. Too cute ….
    I will leave artqork with you as I feel it says it all. I was saving it for a future nurture post.
    Happy Happy Birthday, aFrank …. 🎂🍨🎉
    Cheers 🍷🍷Isadora


    • Isadora,
      Not only thanks for the good wishes and kind words, but love the image – which I will save and eventually upload to the Awards page. 🙂

      I like your description of blogging as a speed race. No question … and I know I feel way behind. Keeping up with one’s blog is one thing, keeping up with visiting others is much, much more difficult. Whew!

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      • Your very welcome, aFrank. It was my pleaure to create and gift the image to you. Please enjoy …!!!
        I suppose we just have to do the best we can with the amount of time we have. I enjoy so many bloggers. Their talents are equal to a good book. I wish I could enjoy them all in a movie while having a little pop corn on my lounge chair. LOL
        Have a Great Weekend … Cheers 🍷🍷
        Isadora 😎


  13. Wonderful post! And happy belated b-day! And side note – I was in Denver when Jason Elam first made that 63 yarder and he came in our restaurant that same month and we had a Jason Elam drink comped for him and just had fun with it!


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