What is the Most Popular Birth Month in Kentucky?

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Someone around the Blue Grass State is celebrating a birthday today. Happy Birthday to whoever you may be!

One of the state’s thriving sports, thoroughbred racing, also celebrates a birthday every Jan. 1 as all horses born in the Northern Hemisphere have that day as their official birthday regardless of their actual date of birth.

That’s why every year, the state and race fans everywhere celebrate the day for 3-year-old thoroughbreds who will be potential participants in that year’s running of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of the Triple Crown, celebrated the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville. You can check out the latest Kentucky Derby odds here.

That got us thinking here, what are the most popular birth months in the state? So, BetKentucky.com took a break from Kentucky sports betting and used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Natality Information from 2007 to 2022 to find the most popular birth months of each state. Here are the results for the Commonwealth:

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Kentucky’s Most Popular Birth Month

Month Births
August 80,118

August Top Birth Month in Kentucky

The top three popular birth months in Kentucky are: August (80,118), July (78,720) and September (77,304).

Some famous celebrities who were born in the state that celebrate a birthday during the three months mentioned above: actress Jennifer Lawrence (Aug. 15), journalist Hunter S. Thompson (July 18), singer Billy Ray Cyrus (Aug. 25), actress Chrishel Stause (July 21), actor Michael Shannon (Aug. 7), actor Boyd Holbrook (Sept. 1), actor Harry Dean Stanton (July 14), actress Maggie Lawson (Aug. 12), UFC fighter Demetrious Johnson (Aug. 13), actress Rebecca Gayheart (Aug. 12), actor Ned Beatty (July 6), and track and field sprinter Tyson Gay (Aug. 9).

Cheers to all!

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Lou Monaco is a contributing writer for BetKentucky.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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