On 66

This post bumped a weekend concert and more tidbits from Eastern Europe. So hey – it must be special!

In Language

gjashtëdhjetë e gjashtë (Albanian), šedesát šest (Czech), animnapu’t anim (Filipino), sessantasei (Italian), hatvanhat (Hungarian), sitta u sittin (Maltese), tse mashome a tšeletseng a metso e tšeletseng (Sesotho), oltmish olti (Uzbek), Mae chwe deg chwech (Welsh), LXVI (Roman)

In Mathematics

66 – an even integer, a sphenic number, a triangular number, a hexagonal number, a semi-meandric number, a semiperfect number, being a multiple of a perfect number, an Erdős–Woods number

In Science

M-66 – Messier object Spiral Galaxy in the constellation Leo

NCG-66 – (New General Catalogue) a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus

66 – the atomic number of the element dysprosium (Dy), whose neutrally charged atom contains 66 protons and 66 elections

66 – Chromosome number of the Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

In Computing

66 (more specifically 66.667) megahertz (MHz) is a common divisor of processor speed

In Geography

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Route 66 – One of the most famous highways in the US going from Chicago to Los Angeles

I-66: – A US interstate connecting Washington, DC and I-81 near Middletown, Virginia

66 Parallel North – Crosses Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, United States, Canada, and Iceland

66 Parallel South – Crosses Antarctica

66 Meridian East – Crosses Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

66 Meridian West – Crosses Canada, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and Antarctica

In Business

Phillips 66 – a brand of gasoline and service station in the United States

Rum 66 – aged Bajan rum

Pier Sixty Six Hotel & Marina (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Sixty Six Pictures – an independent film production company in the UK

Sixty Six Brix – a catering company that specializes in frosted maple taffy (Toronto, ON)

Sixty Six Theater Company – a not-for-profit company (West Hollywood, CA)

66 N – a clothing manufacturer in Iceland

In Religion

66 – The total number of chapters in the Bible book of Isaiah

66 – The number of verses in Chapter 3 of the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament

66 – The total number of books in the Protestant edition of the Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) combined

Papyrus 66 – near complete codex of Gospel of John

66 – In Abjad numerals, the numeric value of the Name Of Allah

In Sports

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66 – The number of the laps of the Spanish Grand Prix

66 Circle Option – the Pittsburgh Steelers play that resulting in the Immaculate Reception (click to see)

66 kg (145 pounds) – upper limit of featherweight boxing division

#66 – Retired Sports Jersey Numbers

  • MLB: Don Zimmer (Rays)
  • NBA: None
  • NFL: Bulldog Turner (Bears), Ray Nitschke (Packers)
  • NHL: Mario Lemieux (Penguins)

NASCAR #66: 732 races, driven by 103 different drivers, 1 win (Larry Frank, 1962)

In Entertainment

In Film

66th Academy Awards – Held in 1994 honoring films released in 1993. Major winners Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, director & winner), Tom Hanks (Philadelphia), and Holly Hunter (The Piano)

Sixty Six – a 2006 British movie about a bar mitzvah in London on the day of the 1966 World Cup final starring Eddie Marsan and Helena Bonham Carter

Order 66 – In the Star Wars movie series, a prepared order to the clone troopers to kill the Jedi commanding them

In Television & Radio

Route 66 – a popular US television series on CBS from 1960 to 1964

66 WNBC radio – a popular New York radio station, which became WFAN on 1 July 1987

In Music

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Route 66 – Nat King Cole, Chuck Berry, Bing Crosby, James Mayer, Brian Setzer, Harry James, Rolling Stones … but my favorite is this one

Opus 66 – Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu

(Albums) Sixty Six Steps (Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon); Sixty Six to Timbuktu (Robert Plant); Combo 66 (John Scofield)

OMG 66 – song title by Lil B

66 – The number of songs on Bruce Springsteen box set released 1998

Le 66 – a one-act opérette by Jacques Offenbach and Pitaud de Forges and Laurencin

The Sixty-Six, the New Jersey-based rock band founded by Scott Liss

66 ft. – a song by Lil Yachty featuring Trippie Redd from Yachty’s studio album Lil Boat 2

In Literature

Sixty-Six (novel), a novel by film director Barry Levinson

The 66 Laws of the Illuminati: The Secrets of Success (House of Illuminati); A Shade of Vampire 66 (Bella Forest)

In History

Year 66 BC
  • a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar known as the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Tullus
  • known less frequently, year 688 Ab urbe condita
Year 66 AD
  • A common year starting on Wednesday
  • Emperor Nero ruling Rome
  • The Jewish Revolt against the Roman Empire begins
  • The Sicarii capture the fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea.

Miscellaneous

Alpha 66 – an anti-Castro terrorist group in Miami

Flight 66 – Eastern Airline flight from New Orleans crashing on approach to NYC-JFK on 24 June 1975

66 in (167.6 cm) – average height of Neanderthal males

66th Congress – served 1919-1921, the last 2 years of the Woodrow Wilson administration

Died at age 66: Davy Jones, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Hubert Humphrey, Marie Curie, Carlo Ponzi, John Steinbeck, Lizzie Borden, James Thurber, Dudley Moore, Indira Gandhi

66 – The international direct dialing (IDD) code for Thailand

66 block – used to organize telephone lines In telecommunications

Sixty-six – a German card game

Solo 66 – a card game involving 5 players competing for tricks

Series 66 Exam – qualifies people as investment adviser representatives or securities agents

Cell 66 – In the video game Fullmetal Alchemist, elusive villain Barry the Chopper imprisoned cell number 66, which later becomes his alias when battling the brothers at Laboratory Five

66 – the age I become today. Happy Birthday to me. Yep, on the 46th day of 1953 (for the record, a Tuesday), yours truly came into being

Happy 66th Birthday Frank from Mini-Me

 

I can’t believe it! Look who has stopped to sing a song she wrote about me!

https://youtu.be/KNZH-emehxA

119 thoughts on “On 66

  1. Congratulations for living 16 more years than the average male (who survived until 20) in Paris during the 18th Century.

    For #66 my favorite is the Route 66 TV Show Season 1 Opening and Closing Credits and Theme Song composed by Nelson Riddle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZEJ5Oc-B9w

    This evening my wife and I look forward to going to Music Hall to see the Cincinnati Ballet Company’s production of Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ – Opus 66, accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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  2. Teach,

    Happy 66 to a real mensch.

    You share a special number with the famous highway to the west coast, a bajan rum and the great Mario! Not to mention, you have never once . . and I mean not even once, been accused of sarcasm!

    Great going birthday boy!

    Cayman/Marco/Me

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  3. 💥HAPPY 🎂BIRTHDAY💥
    🍷A Toast for you, Frank!🍷- Cheers! 💃🏽🕺& dancing!
    Love the Route 66 version that’s your fave!
    So happy Shania came through!
    Ah heck, one more clink! 🍷

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  4. Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear Frank!!!!!! Yamas and Yamas again
    and cheers to a BEAUTIFUL life!
    And here’s the No1 song playing when you were born: Teresa Brewer “Till I Waltz Again With You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZkTC0YmfVY and in the UK, No1 song was: Perry Como “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhN8l2Qxprk which was No1 in the US January 1953.
    …and 66 is such a lovely number!!!!! 😉
    Yamas again!!! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

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    • Marina,
      You have a way of making me smile … so many thanks. That Perry Como skit and song has to be from his TV show! Believe it or not, I almost used Teresa Brewer’s song on this post! Interesting how waltz is in the title of a song in 4/4. Yamas!

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  5. Well, a very happy birthday, Frank. And how nice of Shania to stop by for this special occasion! Again, your amazing list is full of references I wouldn’t have known. I will be leaving “66” behind in mid-March and moving on to “67.” Putin and I share a birth year. LOL! Isn’t that special!

    Best wishes in the year to come, my friend!

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  6. Happy Birthday! I wondered if this might be the case as I started this delightful sensory overload on 66. Loved your favorite version of the song “Route 66.” I get to this age in a couple years. So, as I frequently say to my older sisters, “Ha. You will always be older than me. Love that. But Happy Birthday!”

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    • Patti,
      Many thanks. You’ve been around long enough to know my pursuit to gather endless drivel for celebrations! 😉 … and compared to the other versions of Route 66, Asleep at the Wheel has them all beat.

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      • Yep. Actually, I often don’t see posts put up between 8:30 PM and 6 AM. I follow about 500 people and scrolling through the Reader in the morning, unless I am looking for something specific, I give up after a while and don’t make these early morning posts very often. So it wasn’t that I skipped it because I didn’t know why it was posted, I skipped it because I didn’t make it back that far 🙂

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  7. Dear aFrank,
    Well, I was off to see the video you posted and realized I had one more post of yours that I hadn’t opened. YIKES … I wouldn’t want to miss this post. 😳
    First – that baby photo is a treasure. I think your Mom must have been a very special person. She has you dressed in the most adorable clothes. Your blessed with a medallion – gold – I’m sure she thought you were a treasure. Those shoes … priceless. : ) OK … so you didn’t have much hair but still a sweet child even without it. A fabulous special photo … !!!
    I’m super impressed with all the data on #66. if I recall you said you were a teacher. You must have been a great one. I wouldn’t have been bored in your class. LOL
    Ssoooo … I wanted to wish you Happy Birthday with a song: Two actually –
    1st – this is a song you may want to play everyday. Great cardio … you know the years are adding up. No sense in neglecting your health. 😄

    Let’s Dance …

    May each moment of your life in the coming year be full of joy,
    happiness, good health and abundant LOVE …!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY … Isadora 😎

    2nd – I couldn’t find a Puerto Rican birthday song so this one will have to do. Hope it puts a smile on your face. Feliz Cumpleano !!!

    Happy Birthday Song …

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  8. Happy belated 66th Birthday my friend! I love all the references to 66 here. I always like these numbers posts you do. I’ll add one here for 66:

    When I first moved to Kernersville, NC(where I eventually graduated high school at) from Oklahoma as a kid, the first place I lived at was off Highway 66 there. It’s a highway that more or less links Horneytown to Johnstown, but obviously not as known since it’s less than 50 miles long.

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