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Old 12-31-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I thought that the reference to suicide was actually a very interesting point that I hadn't considered. So I did a little googling.

In fact, dying on one's birthday is statistically more likely for several reasons, including (but not limited to) suicide. There was a recent study about it, which is summarized in this article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...icle-1.1095279
Thanks Jk--can't rep you yet.

Interesting article; I think I will start including this along with Facebook "Happy Birthday" wishes

Along the same lines, I always thought Jan 1 was probably a "more common than usual" day to die, due to people getting drunk and having accidents--be careful out there, folks!
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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A longtime friend of mine died the day after her b-day.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Statistically speaking, I believe the odds of dying on your birthday are 1 out of 365. Except on leap year, when they are better at 1 out of 366.
Unless you're a leap year baby! You have no chance at all to die on your birthday except for every 4th year.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:50 PM
 
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I think people who find favor with God die around their birthday. Jesus is an example.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:55 PM
 
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My partner died on his birthday 2 years ago.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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I think people who find favor with God die around their birthday. Jesus is an example.
What??? No one actually knows Jesus' birthdate. Dec. 25 is the day the church set up to celebrate it, but it there is no reference to date in the Bible or in any historical record.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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My step-mother-in-law died on her birthday. I was there. It was the first time I'd ever seen anyone die right in front of me (hopefully the last?) and it seemed all the more emotional considering it was her birthday. She died of complications with diabetes. Although she was all but gone, she only passed away after her last child made it to her bedside.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:24 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Of course I didn't know her personally, but Ingrid Bergman died on her 67th birthday after struggling with cancer for years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Bergman
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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What??? No one actually knows Jesus' birthdate. Dec. 25 is the day the church set up to celebrate it, but it there is no reference to date in the Bible or in any historical record.
Au contraire. It is widely believed Jesus' actual birth date was near Easter. The shepherds tending their flocks in the fields indicates it was during a milder time of year, certainly not winter.

I just looked this up and the article I read points to September-ish, which is not how I learned it. But it makes a good argument.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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My father died on my birthday. I had been with him day and night in hospice for nearly two weeks and the minute I went home to take a bath and get some clean clothes he died.

His wife, my mother, followed him some years later on their wedding anniversary.
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