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New Years Eve Baby

Updated on April 19, 2011

Some how ....

.... I feel like a son to Father Time, because my birthday, and of course people that have a New Years Day birthday, falls on this special time of birth, or re-birth, every year. When people say, "Happy New Year," depending on how 'many' I've had, I may just reply, "thank you."

I can't help but feel that all the parties and gatherings are also celebrating my birthday. And all the pictures, drawings and cartoons of babies with diapers and ribbons decorated with the new years date, are images of me as well as other fellow New Years Eve Babies who were lucky enough to be 'down-loaded' at this particular day and time.

What is also nice and unique, and rather confusing, is what my exact age, on this date, really is. After the normal subtraction of the new year from my actual birth date one will always get the wrong age; an age that is a year older than what it really is. So every year I feel a year younger.

Yes, and what is also nice, and also somewhat confusing; New Years Babies receive more gifts in the month of December, than anybody else. There were many times I mistakenly opened the wrong gift, or unwrapped one too early, before it was time.

So here's to the others that share this unique time of birth, cheers. There aren't many of us. Happy Birthday! And oh, almost forgot, watch out for the Geminis. They don't mix well with us Capricorns, in case you haven't found this out already.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves” – Bill Vaughn.

Famous New Years Eve Babies

Heather McCartney was born in1962

Henri Matisse was born in 1869
George C. Marshall was born in 1880
George Marshall was born in 1880
Pola Negri was born in 1894
Jule Styne was born in 1905
Simon Wiesenthal was born in 1908
Odetta was born in 1930
Anthony Hopkins was born in 1937
Sarah Miles was born in 1941

Ben Kingsley was born in 1943
John Denver was born in 1943
Barbara Carrera was born in 1945
Patti Smith was born in 1946
Tim Matheson was born in 1947
Donna Summer was born in 1948
Bebe Neuwirth was born in 1958
Val Kilmer was born in 1959
Joe McIntyre was born in 1972


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    • johnwindbell profile image

      johnwindbell 7 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Chatkath, everything works out for the better, given time.

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      Kathy 7 years ago from California

      Hi John-

      My only son Nic was born on New Year's Eve too, December 31st 1979. Nic just got married last year, considering how naive the poor child's Mother was at the time,(LOL) he turned out ok. What a great day to be born!