Contact Us

What Are the Most Common Birthdays? Check Out This Infographic

Thanks to this handy infographic created by NPR data journalist Matt Stiles, we now know that babies are most commonly born in September. Count backwards by nine months and you’ll learn that baby-making typically occurs during the winter holiday season, which isn’t terribly surprising. After all, there’s not much else to do when it’s cold outside. So how common is your birthday?

The infographic is based upon data compiled by Harvard Kennedy School professor Amitabh Chandra, which uses birth date information from 1973 to 1999. Chandra’s findings were originally published in the New York Times in 2006.

Interestingly, the most popular birth date is September 16th, with February 29th as the least popular. Where does your birthday fall in the rankings?

Infographic of Common Birthdays
NPR

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!