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Happy birthday to all the little May flowers out there! Mama, if you’re welcoming a baby this month, you’ve won the lottery. May babies are some of the sweetest, most genuine, and caring people you’ll ever meet.

Important Dates for your 2022 May Baby:

  • Your baby will graduate high school in 2040, and if they attend college, they’ll get their diploma in 2044.
  • Brace yourself, mama. That means your little one will start kindergarten in 2027!
  • The first election your baby votes in will be 2040.
  • And their 21st birthday will be celebrated in 2043!
  • Finally, to compare your 2022 babies to events that have happened in your lifetime, think about this. Your 2022 May baby was born:

80 years after the invention of Duct Tape,

once called “Duck Tape” thanks to its water-resistant properties. In 1942, it was used in World War II to seal boxes of ammunition. Since then, Duct Tape has been used by everyone from NASA to high schoolers making DIY prom dresses!

33 years after the first Simpsons episode aired on Fox.

Titled, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,” it was a Christmas special that kicked off 13 seasons and 723 episodes.

10 years after Psy’s “Gangnam Style” craze swept the world,

prompting thousands of Gangnam-inspired dance videos. Even though the original YouTube video was uploaded a decade ago, you can probably hear that upbeat music in your head now!

Personality Traits of your May Baby:

  • May is the month for stubborn but sentimental babies. They’re the type of people to hold onto mementos and remind you when an anniversary is coming up. If you make friends with a May baby, you have a friend for life – and a friend who will always remember the little things, like your go-to coffee order.
  • Possible career paths for your little one includes professions in the arts, healthcare, or education. May babies are determined to make the world a better place, and many choose to do this through becoming teachers or nurses. Many celebrities born in May use their platform to advocate for causes they believe in, too.
  • May babies might be born smaller than average, according to
a study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. However, children born in May will also be at the older end of the spectrum in their class year, which helps balance out this effect.
  • Most of all, your May baby is ready to live life to the fullest with you by their side. As you prepare for a lifetime of happy memories with your little one, try putting together a scrapbook of mementos to look back on as your May baby grows. Your sweet May flower will cherish every memory!
  • May Birth Month Fun Facts:

    The May birthstone is emerald.

    The deep green hue of emerald is associated with the renewal of springtime. May babies have a bright, youthful energy that suits this colorful stone.

    May’s birth flowers are lily of the valley and hawthorn.

    These flowers historically are used to send messages to loved ones. Sending a lily of the valley shows the recipient your heart is full when they are near, and a hawthorn is a message of hope.

    The most popular birth dates in May are the 23rd, 24th, and 22nd, in that order.

    There are anywhere from 11,200-11,500 babies born on those days, according to data analyzed in 2020. If you look back in the calendar, it will appear that Labor Day weekend might have something to do with going in to labor on those dates!

    While May 26th is the least common May birthday.

    That day saw around 10,400 babies making their debut. To see how popular your baby’s date of birth is, check out this chart that uses data on babies born from 1994 to 2014.

    There are two zodiac signs for babies born in May:

    Before May 20th are the Taurus babies, born to build their own slice of paradise and enjoy all the world has to offer. After May 20th are the Geminis! Talkative air signs who can get along with anyone, both signs are fitting for a May baby. Read more about what the zodiac signs mean for your baby in our zodiac series.

    Famous People Born in May:

    Celebrities of all generations share a birth month with your baby, like:

    • Audrey Hepburn – 5/4/1929
    • Clint Eastwood – 5/31/1930
    • Helena Bonham Carter – 5/26/1966
    • Tina Fey – 5/19/1970
    • Robert Pattinson – 5/29/1986

    May is a musical month, with birthdays for:

    • Bob Dylan – 5/24/1941
    • Stevie Nicks – 5/26/1948
    • Billy Joel – 5/9/1949
    • Stevie Wonder – 5/13/1950
    • Idina Menzel – 5/30/1971

    People born in May have made their mark on the world, with lots of leaders and rule-breakers like:

    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 5/22/1859
    • John F. Kennedy – 5/29/1917
    • Malcolm X – 5/19/1925
    • Harvey Milk – 5/22/1930
    • Sally Ride – 5/5/26/1950

    There are plenty of fictional characters born in May, too:

    • Kermit the Frog (The Muppets) – May 9th
    • Tony Stark (Ironman) – 5/29/1970
    • Dwight Schrute (The Office) – 5/27/1970
    • Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation) – 5/18/1975
    • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – 5/19/1981

    May Historical Events:

    • May 20th, 1927 – Charles Lindbergh set flight from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, NY, bound for Paris, France. When he touched down in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, 33.5 hours later, he made history as the first nonstop, solo flier to complete the transatlantic journey. He was given nicknames like “Lucky Lindy” and the “Lone Eagle” by the papers celebrating this achievement. Though today it feels totally ordinary to fly across the ocean, Lindbergh’s flight was only 24 years after the Orville brother’s first successful flight.
    • May 1st, 1941 – America’s breakfast staple, Cheerios, hit the shelves. Called “CheeriOats” until a 1945 dispute with Quaker Oats, General Mills sold these plain oat o’s across the country with great success. The next flavor, Honey Nut, didn’t come around until 1979! As of 2020, there were 20 flavors of Cheerios available to purchase, including apple cinnamon, frosted, and even pumpkin spice.
    • May 27th, 1977 – Star Wars became an overnight success after it opened on Memorial Day Weekend, 1977. Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, was quoted by Time magazine as saying, “It wasn’t like a movie opening…it was like an earthquake.” The original trilogy wrapped up in 1980 and 1983. Today, there are 12 films in the Star Wars franchise, and their total box office revenue sits at $10.318 billion!

    Snapshot of Life in May 2022:

    When your little one asks what the world was like when they were born, here’s what you can tell them!

    • The most popular songs on the radio at the start of May were “As it was” by Harry Styles, “First Class” by Jack Harlow, "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals.
    • The nonprofit science and news organization Climate Central predicts a longer and more severe allergy season across the nation, as longer growing and pollen seasons become typical. AccuWeather’s 2022 allergy report shows May 2022 will have high grass pollen, affecting the southeast and northwest areas of the US the most.
    • Movies released in May included the latest Marvel installation, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Rebel Wilson’s comedic performance in Senior Year, and Netflix’s Marmaduke.

    Major news headlines included:

    Happy Birthday to all May babies!

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