How Common Is Your Birthday?

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Your birthday! The day you feel like the most special person on the planet! The day you get to do what you want. But don't forget, other people share your birthday too. In fact, a lot of people do. What are the most common birthdays? Check out this snazzy visualization to find out.

The visualization used data from 1973 to 1999 to chart popular birthdays and figured out when the most popular time to pop out babies were. So if you ever thought you were unique, you're not. Especially if you were born in the month of September. Why? Because turns out, a lot of people were born in September. It's the most popular month. I guess the cold winter weather and cheery holiday spirit makes people want to cuddle, snuggle and make babies. September is, after all, nine months after winter.

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Here's the full chart. To no one's surprise, February 29th was the least popular birthday. Holidays are noticeably absent of birthdays too (July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas) while the July, August and September triumvirate just dominates birthdays. How common is your birthday? [The Daily Viz, NY Times via BuzzFeed]

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My Birthday is September 5th. So is my great Aunts. My dads is September 3rd. My Moms is August 29th. My mom loves to tell me how "we're all Virgos!".

I believe the cause of popularity for September babies is the fact that 9 months prior was New years Eve. Maybe? I mean, I really don't need or want to know the exact date that my parents got busy but how unoriginal to be a product of a (most likely) drunken new years party in their pants.