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26 September Is The Most Popular Date To Be Born In UK

Claire Reid


26 September Is The Most Popular Date To Be Born In UK

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If your birthday falls on 26 September then you're part of a pretty big club - because it's actually the most common date to be born in the UK.

Yep, while September is already a very busy month for babies to be born, it hits its peak on the 26th.

The Office for National Statistics shared the data back in 2015, crunching the number of births for each day of the year - and it found that across two decades 26 September took the top spot, with an average of 2,000 births each year on that date.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

This is a couple of hundred higher than the 1,800 average we'd see if births were evenly distributed across the 365 days of the year.

Now, if you're wondering why this particular date is so popular, a bit of quick maths reveals that it's around nine months - or 39 weeks - after Boxing Day.

Who knows why the day after Christmas is such a randy one for Brits. Maybe it's the day after a fairly big religious holiday, maybe it's the hangover horn, maybe it's all that time off work and doing something to fill the time.

Whatever the case is, the numbers don't lie.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The ONS reckons there is actually a more practical for this explosion of little ones and it's to do with school. The number crunchers think that parents are trying to have their child born just before the start of school so that they'll be the eldest in the year.

Now, if you're still keen for some more baby news then you're in for a treat.

The Journal of Social Sciences had a look at when the biggest celebrities, politicians and scientists were born it seems a lot are popped out in January and February. If we're being specific here, the big ones have birthdays between 20 January and 18 February.

While Aquarians are known for being unpredictable and inefficient, at least you'll have the coin and stardom to rely on.

You could be just like these people. Credit: PA
You could be just like these people. Credit: PA

Just look at the rich and famous alumni that you could join if you reach your full potential: Ronda Rousey, Harry Styles, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But if you're thinking that study is b*******, then you might be interested in another by the UK Office of National Statistics, which found that babies born at the start of the year went into some decent careers.

January babies are most likely to become a GP or a debt collector, while those who come into the world a month later have a higher rate of becoming an artist.

Topics: Interesting, UK

Claire Reid
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