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19 is a mystical number that appears regularly throughout the works of Stephen King, particularly the Dark Tower series.

It is the eighth smallest prime number, and the tenth smallest postive odd number.

Notable Occurrences

  • In the Man in Black's note, "nineteen" is said to be the keyword that will unlock Nort's memories of what he'd seen while he was dead.

Names containing nineteen letters.

Story titles containing nineteen letters:

Phrases containing nineteen letters:

Abstruse Occurrences

  • In The Shining, the most dangerous room in the Overlook Hotel is room 217. 2 + 17 = 19
  • The license plate number of Lisey Landon's BMW is 5761RD. The sum of 5 + 7 + 6 + 1 = 19, while RD are the initials of gunslinger Roland Deschain.
  • N. explains to Dr. John Bonsaint that half of 3728 is 1864, and that the digits of 1864 add up to 19, "a powerful odd number."
  • Claire, Sam and Joe McClatchey live at 19 Mill Road in Chester's Mill, Maine
  • Jackie Wettington and Linda Everett find a scrap of paper with 1693, the code to disarm the alarm at the WCIK radio tower, written on it. The sum of 1 + 6 + 9 + 3 = 19.
  • Aidan Appleton borrows a Shawshank Prison workshirt bearing the prisoner number of 9091. The sum of 9 + 0 + 9 + 1 = 19.
  • Jim Rennie is assigned to room #19 at Catherine Russell Hospital in Chester's Mill for treatment of his cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Pamela Chen retrieves Bus 19 from the Chester's Mill bus depot to transport residents on Visitor's Day.
  • Wesley Smith was born on 19 July 1974.
  • In UR 7191974, Ernest Hemingway died on 19 August 1964. The sum of the numbers in UR 117586 is 19.
  • Both Frank Faraday and William Blakely wore the uniform number 19.
  • In Mile 81, Rachel and Blake Lussier live at Nineteen Fresh Winds Way, Falmouth, Maine, 04105 (the sum of 4, 10, and 5 also being 19). The license plate of their family's Ford Expedition is 3772IY, with 3+7+7+2 also equaling 19.
  • In The Dune, protagonist Harvey Beecher describes a 1959 plane crash in Florida in which 119 people died.
  • The modern-day ambulance from Kingdom Hospital is Unit 19.
  • 19 is Billy's uniform number in Blockade Billy.
  • In "Drunken Fireworks" Alden McCausland describes a firework as being "like Apollo 19."
  • In Storm of the Century a character attempts to communicate over a radio using channel 19.
  • In Rose Red Patricia Waterman's license plate is "019-TRI."
  • In "The Dead Zone" John Smith's last bet on the Wheel of Fortune game was 19.
  • Page 129 of "the Dead Zone" "Herb turned fifty-two, Vera fifty-one, and Sarah Hazlett twenty-seven. Johnny had been in his coma for four years." (52+51-27)/4+19
  • In the novel 11/22/63, the game cribbage contains the phrase "Mystic 19, the so called impossible hand."
  • In the novel, 11.22.63, the address of the Dunning family is 379 Kossuth st. 3+7+9=19
  • In the novel, 11.22.63, Jake stores his manuscript in lockbox 775. 7+7+5=19.
  • In 11-22-63 the telephone numbers add up to 19 and there are several addresses that do as well.
  • In the novel Elevation, the character Deirdre is a champion runner who uses the number 19 as her lucky number.
  • In Finders Keepers:
    • Oliver Madden is scheduled to take flight 119.
    • John Rothstein writes a letter to Flannery O'Connor on February 19, 1953.
    • The keypad code to Andrew Halliday's office is 9118, the sum of which is 19.
    • Brady Hartsfield's hospital room number is 217, with the sum of 2 and 17 being 19.

Other Occurrences

In religion

In games

  • A standard game of Go is played on a 19-by-19 board.
  • 19 is the jersey numbers of:
Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts (NFL)
Lance Alworth of the San Diego Chargers (NFL)
Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres (MLB)
Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians (MLB)
Josh Beckett of the Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox (MLB)
Willis Reed of the New York Knicks (NBA)
Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Bill Masterton fo the Minnesota North Stars (NHL)
Larry Robinson of the Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders (NHL)

In music

In literature

In television