When my birthday rolls around, that day is about me and only me. It’s my special day, and no one else’s. Other people are welcome to celebrate their own birthdays, but just don’t do it on mine. I was here first.
… or maybe I wasn’t. One user on Reddit compiled birthday statistics into one helpful chart. It displays just how common birthdays are in the US. Do you know just how common yours is? You may be surprised. Apparently, being a New Year’s baby is extremely rare, while being born in September is extremely common. Whoa.
A Redditor recently compiled this graph, showing the most common days of the year for births.
The next graph shows the most common day of the week for births.
The following graphs show the most popular holiday to be born on, a different view of the most popular day of the week, and the season featuring the most “I’m pregnant” conversations.
I was born on a Friday in the summer, so everyone and their brother has the same birthday as me. Happy Birthday, Internet!