Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for December 31
1932: Tornado swept through southeastern U.S., killing more than 300 people
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Birthday Lore for December 31
You have definite artistic tendencies, which should be developed to your good advantage. You have faith in yourself and your ability and will be successful. You are honest, frank, good-natured, and sincere in your affections. You will win a deep and lasting love.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1820: Anna Sewell (author)
Born 1958: Gary Oldman (actor)
Born 1931: Tom Wolfe (writer)
On This Day in History
1989: Machinists strike Eastern Airlines. Pilots and flight attendants honor picket lines
1959: Tennessee Williams's play, Sweet Bird of Youth, opened on Broadway
1857: James Buchanan became the 15th U.S. President
Signs of the Zodiac
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.