On 64

cooltext64In Mathematics
64 – the square of 8, the cube of 4, and the sixth power of 2

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

In Science
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

In Entertainment
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

In Music
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

In Computers
64-bit processors

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

In Business
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

In Geography
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

In History

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.

US History
Federalist No. 64The 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?


53 thoughts on “On 64

  1. “Avenue Sixty-Four – a boutique wedding venue in Brisbane, Australia” ~~ really? My daughter, who got married last November, went wedding dress shopping in Brisbane (about an hours drive north of here) but I think she missed that shop.

    Happiest Birthday, Frank! At the beginning of this post, I thought you must have been a mathematician in a previous lifetime – by the end of the post I realised that I will never think of the number 64 in the same way again. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the celebration music. “Sweet City Woman” is my pick of your favourites, a great song to bop around to.

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    • Joanne,
      Thank you for the birthday greeting from Australia … my first for this day! 🙂 I usually do a tribute to a number around a celebration of some sort (birthdays, anniversaries, etc). I enjoy gathering information that is bountiful feast of mindless minutia. Your comment about the store in Brisbane made me laugh. You’ll have to check to see if it is still there. Gotta love Sweet City Woman!

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  2. Ach! I didn’t have time to look at my emails so I almost missed this one! Happiest of birthdays, Signore Frank! The year of my birth, and your birthday… hmmm…. Hope your day was splendiferous (had I been on the ball, during our banter this morning on my blog, I would have wished you a most happy birthday at a proper hour!)
    Lotsa love,

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  3. Happily Birthday Frank! One more year, and you can join the ranks of the idle rich. 😉 I’ll take care of the idle, if you can handle the ‘rich.’
    Shouldn’t there be 69 Kama Sutra positions??! Just sayin’.
    Stampeders is a great Canadian band, and I’m a Moody Blues fan, just not thrilled with that particular cut, but I love that Hollies song, especially the double intro – which DJs too often edited off, or talked over. 😥


  4. Happy Birthday Frank. I’ll submit a 64 as the number of teams that should be in the NCAA Basketball Tournament each year. The perfect number for a perfect bracket…ruined by desire and greed for more revenue. That’s the way of the world. Song selection is Long Cool Woman but I Know You’re Out There Somewhere was a very close runner-up. (Sounds like I need to re-read the Kama Sutra again…I apparently lost count)

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    • Bruce,
      Thank you for the greetings. I can say the day was a good one.

      Thanks for the 64 teams in March Madness. I can’t believe I missed that one. On retrospect, I totally missed “Sports” as category (one that I usually do). Probably due to haste.

      Good choice of songs. Loved the Moody Blues in concert! I’ll be watching for a book review of your re-read on your blog.

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  5. LOL! I love the way I’m never on time. First I wished you Happy Birthday too, early. Now it is a belated wish. The thing is, Frank, early, late or just plain in between; I wish you a happy day, everyday!

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    • Resa,
      I accept belated birthday greetings, especially from the bloggers I hold in high regards. As you can tell, I held that until the end. 🙂

      BTW … glad you enjoyed the washing machine song in OITS. 😀


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