Leap Day Fun Facts

1900 was the last year that skipped a leap day
1900 was the last year that skipped a leap day
You've got a 1-in-1461 chance of being born on a leap day
You've got a 1-in-1461 chance of being born on a leap day
Someone born on leap day may be called a leapling
Someone born on leap day may be called a leapling
Trying to use leap day as an excuse in court has never worked
Trying to use leap day as an excuse in court has never worked
The Hindu and Hebrew calendars add a full Leap Month
The Hindu and Hebrew calendars add a full Leap Month
A leap year is not necessarily every 4 years, depending on the rules they can be skipped
A leap year is not necessarily every 4 years, depending on the rules they can be skipped
The Family Circus debuted on Leap Day in 1960
The Family Circus debuted on Leap Day in 1960
Sweden once celebrated February 30th, too
Sweden once celebrated February 30th, too
Sir James Milne Wilson, the eighth premier of Tasmania, was born on a Leap Day and died on a Leap Day
Sir James Milne Wilson, the eighth premier of Tasmania, was born on a Leap Day and died on a Leap Day
Rapper Ja Rule was born on leap day in 1976
Rapper Ja Rule was born on leap day in 1976
Norway's Henriksen siblings are recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, The three were born on 3 consecutive leap days
Norway's Henriksen siblings are recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, The three were born on 3 consecutive leap days
There are about 4.1 million people worldwide born on Feb. 29
There are about 4.1 million people worldwide born on Feb. 29
Model & Actor Antonio Sabato Jr was born on leap day in 1972
Model & Actor Antonio Sabato Jr was born on leap day in 1972
Leap Year has been around for 2,000 years, since Julius Caesar created the 365-day calendar
Leap Year has been around for 2,000 years, since Julius Caesar created the 365-day calendar
Greek superstition claims that bad luck will come to couples that marry during a leap year
Greek superstition claims that bad luck will come to couples that marry during a leap year
February 29th is the one day where women are traditionally expected to propose to men
February 29th is the one day where women are traditionally expected to propose to men
Anthony, Texas, is the self-proclaimed Leap Year Capital of the World
Anthony, Texas, is the self-proclaimed Leap Year Capital of the World
Actor Dennis Farina was born on leap day in 1944
Actor Dennis Farina was born on leap day in 1944
The next year to skip a leap day will be 2100
The next year to skip a leap day will be 2100
A complete revolution of the Earth around the sun takes about 365 days and 6 hours, that is why leap day was created
A complete revolution of the Earth around the sun takes about 365 days and 6 hours, that is why leap day was created
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