Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday?

Do you know anyone born on this day, October 5?

According to several sources, more Americans celebrate their births today than any other day of the year. Nearly one million of us, 968,000 according to, popped out of the womb this day, compared to 750,000 who came on board on an average day.

One of the suggested reasons we’re bubbling over with October 5 birthdays is that the conception date is presumed to have been New Year’s Eve.

For the record, to my knowledge, I know no one born this day. But not because I didn’t try. Our son, Dan, was born October 20, approximately two weeks late!