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Since this has been sitting idle as a redirect to "Nelson Mandela" for 8 months, I'm going to try to move the more active but wrongly-labeled "46664" page to here ("46664 (number)"). --Brokenfixer 02:42, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Because this page, 46664_(number), has a non-empty History, I can't just use the automated move to transfer (46664 A.D.) over to here (46664 number). I'm speedy merging that mislabeled page to here. That means that if you want to see the more interesting pre-history of the contents here, you'll probably find it filed under the history of "46664" (46664 A.D.). I hope that is clear. --Brokenfixer 02:59, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

I've appended the Talk contents from 46664 A.D. below: --Brokenfixer 02:59, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Transferred from Talk: 46664 A.D.:[edit]

umm, some 70% of this entry is a list of people at some benefit concert. What's the connection to "46664"? what was the concert protesting or supporting? looks completely unrelated without more "meat". --SeeFood 18:36, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)


According to Wikipedia naming conventions, articles about a specific year have the year number as their title, such as 2005, 1066, 476, 33 and 1. Therefore this article, based on its title, should be about the year 46664 in the 47th milennium. Comments? --A D Monroe III 4 July 2005 16:19 (UTC)

I agree. The contents are now correctly stored under 46664 (number). Since noone has found anything encyclopedic to say about the year 46664 A.D., I took the liberty of making 46664 into a redirect to here. --Brokenfixer 03:10, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Joe Strummer song?[edit]

I notice there's no referrence to the song 46664 written by Joe Strummer (along with Bono Cam and Dave Stewart)

Strong number[edit]

The Apartheid authorities chose a bad number for Mandela since 46664 is a strong and easy to remember number. 46664 is a palindrome. In terms of locomotives, 4-6-4 (Hudson) and 4-6-6-4 (Challenger) are strong locomotives, and a 4-6-6-6-4 if it existed would be stronger still.

A better from the regime's point of view, ie. weaker choice, would be a number with no repeated digits, and no obvious order to the digits, eg 51364. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tabletop (talkcontribs) 07:27, 2 September 2006

The correct term is "palindromic number." PrimeFan 23:57, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
4-666-4 also has connotations to the Number of the Beast. nirvana2013 09:24, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Line Up[edit]

No references are given for the names of the 2008 concert line up. Where has this information come from? The official website and nelson mandela's website do not have these performers listed. Can someone please cite some sources please? Marnifrances (talk) 09:46, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

How many years?[edit]

Nelson Mandela Was prisioned in 1964 and released in 1990, so he stay in jail 26 years not over 35 as said in the article. Sorry for my bad English. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:29, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

(four, double six, six four)[edit]

Why not "four, triple six, four"? Would it not be more logical and easier mnemonically? Too evil? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diefromevileye (talkcontribs) 11:08, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: consensus to move the page, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 20:34, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

46664 (concerts)46664 – That has been redirecting here since last year --Relisted. George Ho (talk) 03:01, 16 October 2014 (UTC) Unreal7 (talk) 21:25, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose the number alone is meaningless. In ictu oculi (talk) 10:10, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support some move Either this article should be moved to the base title 46664, or it should be retitled with a WP:RECOGNIZABLE natural disambiguator (e.g. 46664 concerts) and 46664 redirected to that new title. The only way this article can remain at the present title is if 46664 redirects somewhere else or becomes a disambiguation, and there is no good target for that:
    • Judging from Google, the number is now associated more with the concerts than with Mandela himself, so it doesn't seem so helpful to redirect 46664 to his article and stuffing it up with yet another hatnote
    • 46664 as a number fails WP:NUMBER, and the only mention of it on 40000 (number) is for the Nelson Mandela meaning, so redirecting 46664 there just adds an extra pointless step to everyone's navigation
    • 46664 is not a US ZIP code, I think; "466" prefix codes are in South Bend, Indiana, but that article doesn't mention it as a valid ZIP code, and Googling for "South Bend, IN 46664" doesn't give any results. Also doesn't appear at List of postal codes in Brazil.
    • Of course we could go through the whole list of postal codes to see where this could be a valid one, but even if you manage to find a bunch and create a disambiguation page, the article about the concerts is still quite obviously the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC or WP:PRIMARYREDIRECT for the number.
Regards, (talk) 14:34, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment plain numbers are reserved on Wikipedia for years AD/CE (not that that makes any sense, as the number itself should be considered the first port of call) -- (talk) 05:15, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Does Wikipedia have any actual articles about five-digit years? 10000 is a disambiguation, 20000 goes to the number, and jumping ahead to Special:PrefixIndex/90, I see three album redirects (90124, 90125, 90126), one disambiguation (90210), two asteroid redirects (90377, 90482), five US ZIP code redirects (90025, 90049, 90073, 90077, 90291), one number article redirect (the round one, 90000), and no years. (talk) 05:42, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Also, WP:NCNUM: "By convention, an article name that is a number in Arabic numerals represents a calendar year in the Common Era, up till several decades in the future". Further down it specifically gives the example of 4711 (an article about a cologne brand) as an example of the "several decades in the future" exception. So there's no naming convention barrier to moving this article to 46664, though a title with a natural disambiguator might be more recognisable. (talk) 09:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
    • Sounds like WP:CRYSTAL to apply that here! Dekimasuよ! 23:58, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Given that there is no other notable use of the term 46664 that is not a reference to Mandela this seems logical. It seems that most cases of the term 46664 used alone refer to this campaign and not to the other Mandela topics.--Yaksar (let's chat) 06:15, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as proposed, but only temporarily--revisit in 44,500 years or so. Red Slash 01:42, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Robben Island[edit]

Looking at Google Maps satellite view it appears that "46664" has been etched into the prison site:,18.3729283,295m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x1dcc8a6545f4ca5f:0x977bb6cc232872e6

Worth a mention?

Ride the Hurricane (talk) 15:57, 11 February 2015 (UTC)