By The Numbers




By The Numbers

6 — Ranking among world countries, in geographic size, of Colombia, this year's Memphis in May honoree

8,500 — Feet above sea level of Bogota, Colombia's capital

8,163 —Difference in elevation between Bogota and Memphis

1889 — Year East End, at the corner of Madison and Cooper, opened its gates

1949 — Year we bid goodbye to East End

15 — Number of times the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever has gone platinum

8 — Number of times Grease did the same

131 —Ranking of SNF soundtrack among Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time (2003). The Grease soundtrack didn't make the cut.

1978 — Year in which Grease was released in theaters

5 — Number of Golden Globe nominations Grease received

1982 — Year in which Grease 2 was released

1982 — Year in which Grease 2 was a major flop at the box office

1991 — Year in which editor played Cha Cha in a high school production of Grease

5 — Number of calls editor received from readers who fell for our change to an "all advertising" format of Memphis — an April Fool's joke