Miracles happen every day. On the day you were born—that miracle was YOU! (Undoubtedly, that’s OUR opinion. And we think it ought to be yours, too!) For fun, we put together some fascinating factoids that make each month significant. We also noted the birthdays of some special celebrities and historical figures. Could there be a connection between the month you were born and your uniqueness? If we’ve piqued your interest, read on to learn more.
What’s So Special About The Month YOU Were Born?
People born in January are more likely to become professional athletes.
A study found that 36% of the hockey players drafted by the NHL from 1980-2007 were born between January and March. Famous historical January events include The Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, which freed the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union. Exactly 29 years later, Ellis Island opened in New York Harbor. Musicians Justin Timberlake, David Bowie, and Elvis Presley were all born in January. Not to mention Marilyn Manson.
Those born in February tend to be gifted artistically.
One of the most common professions for February babies is artist, according to a British study. Bob Dylan released “The Times They Are a Changing” on February 10, 1964. And just 7 years later, on February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the moon. Famous activist Rosa Parks was born in February. So were Bob Marley and John Travolta.
If your birthday is in March, you are more likely to have a corner office than your peers born in other months.
One study found that a large percentage of top CEOs were born in March. If you listen to the radio at work, you might have Nashville to thank! The very first FM radio station was launched and began broadcasting music there on March 1st, 1941. Eight years later, the first automatic streetlights were installed in New Milford, CT. A couple of CEO-type celebrities were born in March: Wanda Sykes and Lady Gaga.
People born in April are caring and strong, like their birthstone—the diamond.
April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.In the Roman calendar, the fourth month is spelled Aprilis, meaning “to open.” Some very famous people were born in April, including Eddie Murphy, David Letterman, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, and William Shakespeare.
If you are a happy-go-lucky sort, you were probably born in May.
A 2004 study revealed that people born in May consider themselves luckier than those born in any other month. One such event occurred On May 1st, 1967; Elvis married Priscilla! 36 years earlier, the Empire State Building opened on the same day. Some famous people with May birthdays include Queen Victoria, Adele, and George Clooney.
An analysis of Nobel Laureates found that a surprisingly high number of winners were born in June.
Little boys across America were the big winners in June of 1938 when Superman was introduced in the D.C. Comics. And in June of 1919, women, who are all super, were given the right to vote by Congress. A few of the superwomen who were born in June include Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, Joan Rivers, Angelina Jolie, and Natalie Portman.
July babies are more likely to be left-handed, and an overwhelmingly large number of them are artists.
So, if you’re a July-born artist, there’s a good chance you painted your first masterpiece using your left hand. The first moon landing happened in July of 1969. Twenty-three years earlier, in July 1946, the first Bikini swimsuit was introduced on a Paris runway. (Word has it that the fashion show guests were over-the-moon!) Famous July-born superstars include Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Hart, and Earnest Hemingway.
People born in August tend to be bold, loyal, charismatic, and trailblazing.
They see every opportunity as a chance to hit a home run! Maybe that’s why Babe Ruth became the first baseball player in the history of baseball to hit 500 home runs In August of 1929! Then in August ‘07, Barry Bonds took it a little further, hitting his 756th home run! It’s no coincidence that Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were born in August. Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert Hoover, and Benjamin Harrison were, too.
If you were born in September, you are more likely to have a long life ahead of you!
Studies have shown that people born in September are more likely to live to be 100 years old. On September 12, 1953, John Fitzgerald Kennedy married his life-long sweetheart, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. Speaking of politics, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female judge picked to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice on September 30, 1981. Some pretty famous people, known by their first names, have birthdays in September: Zendaya, Beyonce, Keanu, Selma, Idris, and Raquel.
October babies have athletic potential and tend to be stronger and more athletic than summer-born babies.
The athletic edge is most likely due to being older and bigger than the other kids in their class. (As well as getting started in sports earlier and school later.) Speaking of late, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson launched in October of 1962. Thirteen years later, another late-night show hit the air in October 1975: Saturday Night Live. TV personalities and singers Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani were both born in October. John Lennon and Mat Damon were, too.
November is one of the most uncommon times of the year to be born, with six of the rarest birthdays falling within the month.
Another rarity: a dog was launched into orbit aboard Sputnik 2 in November 1957! Statistics show that boys born in November are more likely to be left-handed than those born in any other month. This is a pretty special trait, considering lefties make up just 10% of the population. Famous November-born stars include Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, and Ru Paul.
December-born people are considered winter babies in the Northern Hemisphere and summer babies in the Southern Hemisphere.
It turns out that the two rarest days to give birth in the US are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, made the first successful man-powered airplane flight on December 17, 1903. Those who would rather fly on the ground got what they wished for in 1947 when NASCAR was formed on December 14. Famous individuals born in December include Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Jay Z., and Ozzy Osbourne.
Acceptance Insurance hopes your birthday is a happy and joyous occasion—no matter what month you were born!
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