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8 fun facts about U.S. Presidents’ birthdays

Posted by / November 2, 2010


Time to brush up on your U.S. Presidents trivia! You’ll thank us when you make it on to Jeopardy! or the final round of bar trivia. Whether Republican, Democrat, or Whig, all POTUS have a birthday and this installment of presidential trivia tidbits covers the interesting facts about those dates.

So grab that red, white, and blue cone-shaped birthday hat and learn a little something:

  1. November 2 is the only date on which more than one president was born. (Polk in 1795 and Harding in 1865.)
  2. Only one president was born during World War I, John F. Kennedy. None were born during WWII.
  3. October boasts the most presidential births with six (Carter, Hayes, Arthur, Eisenhower, T. Roosevelt, and Adams).
  4. A president has been born in every month, but that wasn’t accomplished until June baby George H.W. Bush was elected in 1988.
  5. The most popular astrological signs amongst U.S. presidents are Scorpio and Aquarius.
  6. From the birth of George Washington in 1732 to Barack Obama in 1961, a POTUS has been born in every decade except for the 1810s, 1930s and 1950s.
  7. All of the last four presidents (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama) were born during the summer months.
  8. Thus far, the 19th century has been the most popular century for presidents to be born in with 19 births.

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  • Here’s the breakdown: winter = 14, spring = 12, summer = 10, fall = 13