What happened on the day you were born?

Happy times for seniors.
Happy times for seniors.

BIRTHDAYS can be a sentimental time, when we might flick through old photos or reminisce about treasured memories.

To help you take that walk down memory lane, we've compiled a list of sites that will tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about your birth date - and probably a few facts you'd never even thought about.

1/ What happened throughout history:

The New York Times provides a brief outline of historical events that happened on your birth date throughout the years, along with a list of historical celebrities who share your birth date.

2/ What happened in the music industry:

Enter your birthday into the drop-down menu on the right and you can see notable events about well-known artists, like The Supremes and Bob Dylan, that occurred on or around your birth date.

3/ Number 1 songs:

See what the number one song was each year on your birthday, anniversary, or other special day and listen to a medley of the songs. Lists songs that were number one on the US, UK and Australia (the Aussie details are available from the 1950s onwards.)

4/ Numerology, astrology and other assorted facts:

Enter your birth date and discover your life path number, lucky numbers, your Chinese zodiac sign, celebrities who share your birthday and a myriad of other fun facts.

5/ Top grossing movies:

Includes a table of the top-grossing movie released in each calendar year. You can expand the listing by clicking on the year, to reveal a full list of all the films released that year.

6/ Top TV shows in your birth year:

This site is American but still warrants a walk down memory lane to be reminded of the top TV shows when you were born.

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