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I recently celebrated a birthday and was surprised to learn that I knew three other women in my town who shared the same birthdate.
Since our area is relatively small, it got me wondering…
Thanks to Matt Stiles at The Daily Viz (a huge shout out for this really cool site that finds stories hidden with reams of data; viz is short for visualization), I got my birthday-related questions answered and so can you.
Matt analyzed 20 years worth of US average daily births and then turned it into a gorgeous interactive heat map that allows you to search by date to see just how popular your birthday is.
The site also offers an estimate of conception day for each birth date...which you may want to use cautiously. I started down this path, and before I knew it, I was imagining the specific scenario....and well, I think we can all agree that no one wants to think of their parents having sex!
Here's some trivia you might be interested to know:
1. The most common birthday in America is September 9th, which happens to be this Sunday.
2. The second most common birthday is September 19th.
The least common birthdays are
…which likely is because most doctors would prefer to be enjoying their holidays instead of delivering babies.
3. September is the most popular month for birthdays.
In fact, 9 out of 10 of the most popular birth dates occur between September 9th and September 20th.
If you check out the conception dates for these birthdates, it’s easy to conclude that people are feeling very warm and cozy in mid to late December. Perhaps there’s something to that mistletoe. ;)
To make this more actionable, consider:
No matter when you were born, it's quite likely your family thought you were the most beautiful baby in the world. Remember that the next time your parents ask you to do something for them.
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