64 – the first whole number that is both a perfect square and a perfect cube
64 – the smallest number with exactly seven divisors (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64)
64 – a cardinal number, ordinal number, dodecagonal number, centered triangular number, Erdős–Woods number, superperfect number, and the index of Graham’s number
64 – The atomic number of the element gadolinium, whose neutrally charged atom contains 64 protons and 64 electrons
64 – the number of codons in the RNA codon table under genetic code
Messier object M64 – a galaxy known as the Black Eye Galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices
The New General Catalogue object NGC 64 – a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus
The number of squares on a game board for checkers, chess, and Bejeweled
64 – the name of a Russian chess magazine
64 – a dog character in the Donald Duck comics
Catullus 64 – a poem written by Catullus
Sonnet 64 – one of 154 sonnets written by William Shakespeare
64 – Channel number of television stations in Barstow (CA), Brownsville TX, Cincinnati OH, Fulton (AR), Kalamazoo MI, Kannapolis (NC), Kittanning PA, Providence RI, Ridgecrest (CA), San Bernardino CA, Scranton PA, Seaford DE, Stockton (CA),
64 – the number of crayons in the popular Crayola pack
64th Golden Globes – Held in 2007 with Dreamgirls winning the most awards (3)
64th Academy Awards – Held in 1992 with The Silence of the Lambs winning 5 Oscars
64 Zoo Lane – a British-French children’s cartoon
Sixty-four – a web comic
64 – The subject of the Beatles song When I’m Sixty-Four
“64” – the title of a song by the hip-hop group Mellowhype
Symphony No. 64 – composed by Joseph Haydn in A major
Opus 64, No. 1 – The Minute Waltz in D-flat major by Chopin
Trio 64 – an album by American jazz musician Bill Evans
Sixty-Four – a 2004 album by Donovan of his 1964 demo recordings
My 64 – a song by Mike Jones
64 Spoons – British rock/pop band in the 1970s-80s that was also known as The Legendary 64 Spoons or just The Spoons)
Commodore 64 – one of the pioneer bands for hip hop while being named after the 1980s computer
Fabric 64 – an album by Guy Gerber
Code 64 – an electronic music band from Sweden and Norway
Base64 – a group of similar binary-to-text encoding schemes
Decimal64 – a decimal floating-point computer numbering format that occupies 8 bytes (64 bits) in computer memory
Commodore 64 – an early 8-bit home computers
Nintendo 64 video game console, plus all its games that includes 64 in their title
64 – the maximum stack size in the video game Minecraft
Madden Football 64 – the first game in the Madden NFL series
Avenue Sixty-Four – a boutique wedding venue in Brisbane, Australia
In Culture and Language
Sessanta quattro, 60 Vier, 60 fyra, Sześćdziesiąt cztery, Шестдесет и четири, -Sáu mươi bốn, Fire og seksti, and LXIV
64 – The maximum number of strokes in any Chinese character
64 – The number of classical arts listed in many Indian scriptures
64 – the international calling code for direct dial calls to New Zealand
64 – a US interstate highway from Missouri to Virginia
U.S. Route 64 – a highway from Arizona to North Carolina
Sixty-Four Villages East of the RIver – a group of Russian villages along the Amur River across from China
M64 – a planned but never built motorway in England
64th Parallel North crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, United States, Canada, Greenland, and Iceland
64th Parallel South crosses Antarctica – including land claimed by Argentina, Chile, and United Kingdom
64th Meridian East crosses Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Antarctica
64th Meridian West crosses Canada, Greenland, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and Antarctica
Year 64 AD
Buddhist calendar 608, Korean calendar 2397, Discordian calendar 1230
Nero is the Emperor of Rome
July 19 – Great Fire of Rome destroying nearly half of the city occurred during the rule of Nero
Persecution of Christians in Rome begins
New urban planning program with wide streets, open spaces, and ornate buildings
Phoenicia becomes part of Syria.
The Kushan sack the town of Taxila (in present-day Pakistan).
The year the First Epistle of Peter is traditionally believed to be written.
Seneca proclaims the equality of all men, including slaves.
Deaths include Peter the Apostle, Paul the Apostle, and Empress Yin Lihua.
Year 64 BC
Berber calendar 887, Assyrian calendar 4687, Byzantine calendar 5445-5446
Servilius Rullus, Roman Republic tribune, proposes an agrarian reform law.
Pompey destroys the kingdom of Pontus, annexes Syria, captures Jerusalem and annexes Judea.
The end of the Seleucid dynasty.
Federalist No. 64 – The Power of the Senate by John Jay published on March 5, 1788
The Sixty-fourth United States Congress – met during the third and fourth years (1915-1917) of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency
64 – the number of Braille characters in the old 6-dot system
64 – number of sexual positions in the Kama Sutra
64 – number of demons in the Dictionnaire Infernal
64 – refers to Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
1:64 – the traditional scale for models and miniatures
Unfortunately, 1,900 is not divisible by 64. Too bad because that would have been a great coincidence of celebrating the 1,900th post milestone on my 64th birthday. Seems like good rational to bypass the latest edition of Opinion in the Shorts.
Celebrate the events with one of my favorites. Which one to you chose?