Oldfangled numbers you remember from childhood

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First two family car registrations:

GJO 149 F
MYA 217 P

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:24 (one week ago) link

Home phone: 721053

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:24 (one week ago) link

Radio 1 MW frequencies: 1053 & 1089

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:25 (one week ago) link

...or 275/285, and before that 247

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:26 (one week ago) link

The lads mobile numbers from 1999

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:29 (one week ago) link

My family's phone number: 292.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:30 (one week ago) link

Wow! 80 years ago? Small village?

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:36 (one week ago) link

Not exactly childhood but my university matriculation number from 24+ years ago: U931700840

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:38 (one week ago) link

756-7512

typo hell #12: a hundreds of millions of people (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:13 (one week ago) link

trams from husinecka at 08, 24, 38, 54 past each hour

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:18 (one week ago) link

home phone Knightwick 21014

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:19 (one week ago) link

Wow! 80 years ago? Small village?
I'm not that old lol. This would have been in the early '70s. And yes, a small village in Hampshire.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:22 (one week ago) link

lol at 0891 50 50 50, yes I remembered the tune too.

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:24 (one week ago) link

First family car license plate number: URT 152

School buses in 2nd grade: 22 & 31

cwkiii, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:50 (one week ago) link

0891 50 50 50

numbers you can hear

missingNO, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:59 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNPyQ-OOp0

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:04 (one week ago) link

588-2300, Empiiiiiiiire

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:05 (one week ago) link

1-900-909-JEFF?

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:06 (one week ago) link

When I was a kid, our phone number at one point was 221-1333, which still sounds fake to me

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:07 (one week ago) link

01 811 8055

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:15 (one week ago) link

USA-1000

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:18 (one week ago) link

My phone number 1977 to 1984 (612-722-4765). Childhood zip code as well (55417).

And of course the worms! (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:52 (one week ago) link

01 811 8055

Oh man, the number of times I called that number only to get the engaged tone. Never did get through.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:57 (one week ago) link

0141 887 7194.

All the postcodes of every address I've ever lived.

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 13:00 (one week ago) link

I can remember my childhood phone number as well as both of my weed dealers from high school. I don't really want to post any of those here in full, but for one of the other guys', the last 4 numbers were 2833 (which using the letters on the keypad spelled BUDD).

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 13:03 (one week ago) link

oh jeez that live and kicking one (I think it was also used on going live?) ... childhood officially ended on PhONEday

missingNO, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 13:22 (one week ago) link

ISY 09T: license plate number of a car that backed into my mom in the K-Mart parking lot

636-1280: phone number of a kid from my class who told me to call him when I got home to set up a time for me to come to his house and help him beat Legend of Zelda - I repeated the number over and over in my head as I rode my bike home so I wouldn't forget it

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:18 (one week ago) link

HMA 410G - Uncle's pale blue Vauxhall Viva
MCC 618 - the red and white Hillman Husky which preceded it
AMA 655S - the blue Austin Allegro my brother passed his test in

Plus a load of phone numbers I won't post here :)

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:25 (one week ago) link

phone number: 39074 which had a 5 added to it in the late 80's early 90's. There was also a rotary padlock on the phone so luckily we never had a house fire while home alone.

calzino, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:35 (one week ago) link

I have to really wrack my brain to remember even the names of the last several streets I lived on but I can still remember every complete address from every house we lived in from like age 6 through age 12 (we moved a lot so there were several).

This thread reminded me of the local time + temperature number I used to call all the time as a kid (I couldn't quite remember the entire number but I was close). Lo and behold the thing still exists 30+ years later. For the seniors who still use phones to do things, I assume.

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:42 (one week ago) link

722027 was the name and phone no. of a lighting and sound equipment shop in oxford, not that i ever had any cause to visit or ring but it was painted large on their shop front. Still in business, but with a different phone number.

ledge, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:45 (one week ago) link

oh nine oh double one ten fifty ... ten

missingNO, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:48 (one week ago) link

Garfield 1-2323

I can also remember many of the home phone numbers I regularly dialled when I was 11, but not my wife's current mobile number.

Sam Weller, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:03 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6qn78WGn4A

(I know this has become meme-ified in subsequent years but I actually saw and recorded this when I was a kid and used to watch it endlessly because it always cracked me up.)

Donald Fhtagen (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:06 (one week ago) link

buddy from dick van dyke show declared 42 to be the funniest number

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:53 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWlm03aJW7Y

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 15:56 (one week ago) link

home phone number, 7-12 yo: 7851540

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:26 (one week ago) link

I remember reading somewhere as a kid that 27% of the population wets their toothbrush before and after putting on the toothpaste

(I include myself among this cohort)

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:29 (one week ago) link

Jimmy McGrory, 408 league goals in 408 games.

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:33 (one week ago) link

007-373-5963
Code to skip to Mike Tyson

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:38 (one week ago) link

i still remember my middle school crush's phone number

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:05 (one week ago) link

some friends of mine (twin brothers) phone number ended in 6699 and I've always thought that should have gotten more lolz than it did when we were 12 years old

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:13 (one week ago) link

I can remember my home phone number and the reg of the family car from the early 80s but I'm not posting them as that makes them good potential secret question answers.

only built 4 lynx africa (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:17 (one week ago) link

0898 60 60 60

Alba, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:37 (one week ago) link

YDD 44 - grey morris minor. i seem to remember we once parked in a huge car park next to an almost identical car that was one digit different

SAD 180G - hillman minx? is that even a thing? yes. image search turns up all sorts, but this would've been a '67 or '68 which are the boxiest, least-Noddy of them all.

koogs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

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SAD 180G - hillman minx? is that even a thing? yes. image search turns up all sorts, but this would've been a '67 or '68 which are the boxiest, least-Noddy of them all.


69!

https://i.imgur.com/OznRsG6.jpg

Alba, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:45 (one week ago) link

i remember my 14 digit library card number from my hometown, last time i used it was probably in 8th grade

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:56 (one week ago) link

21645000060159

ciderpress, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:57 (one week ago) link

Jenny: 867-5309

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:03 (one week ago) link

> 69!

does that MOT record mean it's still on the road? it was grey, but not sure if it was dark or light (the moggy was light grey)

koogs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:05 (one week ago) link

No, it’s not still on the road. Separate gov.uk tool shows its tax ran out in 1985.

Alba, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:09 (one week ago) link

don't heritage cars not need tax?

> Vehicles exempt from vehicle tax
> If your vehicle was built before 1 January 1981, you can stop paying vehicle tax from 1 April 2021.

anything over 40 years doesn't need taxing. or rather it does need taxing but you don't need to pay for it. so that's not the case here (and wouldn't've been for a 68 car in 85) so it's dead. and died so young!

koogs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:24 (one week ago) link

I looked up the only family car whose plate I could remember, an Escort registered in 1977, and it shows as untaxed from even earlier in ‘85, so your Minx didn’t do too badly. Thinking about it, ours was nicked so I guess that’s where it met its end.

Alba, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:35 (one week ago) link

there must been other cars, but i can only remember a white mini cooper other than those, and that was years ago. my brother would get pulled over by the police on a weekly basis driving that - it made him look underage

koogs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:50 (one week ago) link

cost of longsword in final fantasy legend for game boy: 132GP

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:51 (one week ago) link

poke 35136, 0 - manic miner inifinite lives

6031769 - manic miner level skip (and matthew smith's phone number)

koogs, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 19:05 (one week ago) link

that was better than downloading malware packed game trainers

calzino, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 19:15 (one week ago) link

I remember the IP address of a counterstrike server I used in the late 90s. I have used it as a password a number of times.

remember my uk national insurance number, though I have had no reason to use it in over a decade. don't remember my Canadian social insurance number even though I have to regularly fill it out places

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 19:20 (one week ago) link

5318008

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

my bicycle lock combination: 3265

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:09 (one week ago) link

PO Box 474
OCMR Box 404

I also remember the number of every address I've lived at since college, I'm pretty sure, so that's about fourteen different numbers.

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:12 (one week ago) link

(i'm 37)

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:12 (one week ago) link

Childhood phone number: 852-8026
Teenage phone number: 464-9004
First license plate: 41CMG23

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 03:30 (one week ago) link

Childhood phone number: BE6-2907 (The BE was derived from our house being located in the Belmont St. exchange. It was dialed as 236-2907)

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 03:38 (one week ago) link

my university student number which i'm not printing in case it's still being tracked

747, the startropics password
69,105, the number of leaves in zork

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 08:02 (one week ago) link


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