Did you know that Harry Potter was born the day after Neville Longbottom? Winnie the Pooh and Peggy Carter are the same age? Or that Elsa and Anna from Frozen were born on the winter and summer solstices, respectively?
Check out our calendar of fictional birthdays, below, and let us know @KidadlOfficial if you share the big day with anyone famous.
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January 9th: Severus Snape, the potions master from Harry Potter (1960).
January 26th: Gilderoy Lockhart, the hapless Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter (1964).
February 1st: Elmo from Sesame Street (year unknown).
February 2nd: Fred Flinstone from The Flintstones (year unknown).
March 1st: Ron Weasley, best friend of Harry Potter (1980).
March 10th: Remus Lupin, changeable Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter (1960).
March 20th: Big Bird from Sesame Street (year unknown).
March 22nd: James Tiberius Kirk, famed captain and admiral in the Star Trek universes (2233).
April 1st: Fred and George Weasley, from Harry Potter, are of course born on April Fool’s Day (1978)
April 9th: Peggy Carter from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (1921).
May 9th: Kermit the Frog made his first appearance, a date that has since become his official birthday (1955).
May 29th: Tony Stark, otherwise known as Iron Man, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (1970).
June 5th: Draco Malfoy, nasty piece of work from Harry Potter (1980).
June 21st: Anna, princess of Arendelle from Frozen, is born. This is never explicitly stated, but clues are given throughout the films and spin-offs to pinpoint the date (1821).
July 1st: Henry Walton Jones Jr, better known as Indiana Jones (1899).
July 4th: Steve Rogers, who would become Captain America and live an unnaturally long life span (1918).
July 13th: Jean-Luc Picard, the finest Captain Starfleet ever had (don’t argue) (2305).
July 14th: SpongeBob Squarepants, according to the date on his driving licence (1986).
July 27th: Official birthday of Bugs Bunny (1940).
July 30th: Neville Longbottom, accident-prone friend to Harry Potter (1980).
July 31st: Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, and most famous wizard since Merlin, is born the day after his future room-mate.
August 10th: Peter Parker, otherwise known as Spider Man, has changed age many times. The latest cinematic version has him born in 2001.
August 11th: Ginny Weasley was the year after Harry, Ron and Hermione (1981).
August 21st: The official birthday of Winnie the Pooh, who first appeared in print on this day (1921).
September 19th: Hermione Granger is the oldest of the three best friends, being born right at the start of the school year (1979).
October 30th: Charlie Brown from Peanuts (year unknown).
November 2nd: Cookie Monster from Sesame Street (year unknown).
November 18th: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The murine mirthsters are approaching their 100th birthdays. Their first widespread appearance, in Steamboat Willy, took place on 18 November 1928 -- a date that is now considered their joint birthday.
December 6th: Rubeus Hagrid, groundskeeper and Care of Magical Creatures teacher, from Harry Potter. Being half giant, he’s older than he looks (1928).
December 22nd: Elsa, future Queen of Arendelle, is born in the Frozen franchise. (1817)
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Although originally from the Midlands, and trained as a biochemist, Matt has somehow found himself writing about London for a living. He's a former editor and long-time contributor to Londonist.com and has written several books about the capital. He's also the father of two preschoolers.