Happy Birthday, Mr. President-Elect
November 20th is President-Elect Joe Biden’s 78th Birthday.
When he becomes President on January 20, 2021, he will have had the most birthdays of any President assuming the office. To celebrate, here’s a rundown of our 46 Presidents* and their birthdays. Happy Birthday, Mr. President-Elect!
- Only two Presidents share a birthday (11/2): Warren G. Harding and James Polk. *Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th President. I’m not sure that counts.
- We’ve yet to have a President born on the following dates of any given month (3rd, 17th, 21st, 25th, 26th & 31st).
- October & November are tied for the most popular presidential birth month (6 Presidents born in each month).
- May is the least popular presidential birth month with only 2 (Truman and Kennedy).
What’s Written in the Stars (& Stripes)
If you’re into Astrological signs, Joe Biden’s ascension to the Presidency puts Scorpios ahead (breaking the tie with Aquarius) in the lead among US Presidents at 6:
Scorpio (6): John Adams, James K. Polk, James A. Garfield, Theodore Roosevelt ,Warren G. Harding, Joseph Biden
Aquarius (5): William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan
Taurus (4): James Monroe, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Harry S Truman
Capricorn (4): Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon
Libra (4): Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter
Pisces (4): George Washington, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland
Leo (4): Benjamin Harrison, Herbert Hoover, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama
Cancer (4): John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush
Gemini (3): John F. Kennedy, George H.W. Bush, Donald Trump
Sagittarius (3): Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce
Aries (2): Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler
Virgo (2): William Howard Taft, Lyndon B. Johnson
Get the data!
The data is free for you to take and play with. Consider adding more interesting data (age on Inauguration day, party affiliation, VP(s) and their birthdays, and on and on….), or generating more useless (or perhaps useful) trivia with what’s already in there!