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How Common Is Your Birthday?

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 visualisation to find out.

The visualisation 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.

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