Friday the 13th

For me Friday the 13th has never held bad connotations. How could it? My birthday is February 13. I was born on a Wednesday however, every few years my birthday falls on a Friday. The pattern of Friday February 13 is a strange one indeed, repeating 5, 6, 11 & 6 years. Born in 1974 and assuming the new average life span in the US I will see 12 birthdays on a Friday. If the universe has any sense of humor I might live until 2060 for my thirteenth Friday the 13th birthday. The oddities of my birthday go beyond Friday the 13th. My thirteenth birthday was a Friday, stranger yet there was a full moon that year (1987). The next Full Moon on Friday, February 13 will be 2087. If I live to see this second occurrence I will be the ripe old age of 111, placing me among the oldest persons alive any given year. During my lifetime I will likely see three Friday, February 13 with a possible fourth if I make it to age 89.

My Birthdays on Friday the 13th with other odd facts:

  • Age 2 – 1976 (My sister was born this year, coincidence? You decide. Year divisible by 13.)
  • Age 11 – 1981
  • Age 13 – 1987 (Full Moon and age divisibly by 13)
  • Age 24 – 1998 (First birthday living in Texas, maybe it is bad luck after all.)
  • Age 30 – 2004
  • Age 35 – 2009
  • Age 41 – 2015 (Year divisible by 13)
  • Age 52 – 2026 (Age divisible by 13)
  • Age 58 – 2032
  • Age 63 – 2037
  • Age 69 – 2043
  • Age 80 – 2054 (Year divisible by 13)
  • Age 86 – 2060
  • Age 91 – 2065 (Age divisible by 13)
  • Age 97 – 2071
  • Age 111 – 2082 (Full Moon)

My Birthdays with a Full Moon:

  • Age 13 – 1987 (Friday)
  • Age 22 – 2006 (Monday)
  • Age 70 – 2044 (Saturday)
  • Age 89 – 2063 (Tuesday)
  • Age 111 – 2082 (Friday)