I have a tendency to enjoy things on the dark side of life, so when I saw this mentioned on Deanna Raybourn’s blog I just had to go and have a look, and so I now know that roughly 124,066 people died worldwide on the day I was born!

People who have died on January 31 over the years include:

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie (of Jacobite rebellion fame) in 1788
  • John Galsworthy (of Forsyte Saga fame) in 1933
  • AA Milne (of Winnie the Pooh fame) in 1956
  • Moira Shearer (of Red Shoes fame) in 2006

Gives a whole new perspective on the day, but won’t stop me enjoying the cake and party hats when the next one rolls around!