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May 27, 2012 • Gear Bits, News

How Common Is Your Birthday?

Here at Gear Diary we have just gone through a period where it seemed that two-thirds of us had our birthday within the same month. So when I saw a link to a NY Times article that compiled some data on the most common birthdays, I was intrigued. Turns out that the plethora of April birthdays at Gear Diary is an anomaly, with the greatest density of births coming in mid September to early October.

If you follow the link to the Times, you will see a tabular listing of dates with ranking. So for example, my birthday on April 5th is the 336th most popular birthday … meaning only 29 days were LESS common!

The following table shows every day of the year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, along with a ranking based on how many babies were born in the United States on that date between 1973 and 1999. Jan. 1, for example, was the 364th most popular birthday for a baby during those years; only Dec. 25 and Feb. 29 were less popular. Sept. 16 was the most popular birthday.

Where does YOUR birthday fall on the list?

Source: NYTimes via Buzzfeed

4 Responses to " How Common Is Your Birthday? "

  1. Guess we know how people are spending those cold winter months!

  2. ucfgrad93 says:

    Mine was the 306th most popular.

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