Fascinating, I know....
Anyway, entering one's birthday, without the year, into Google brings up a history of what happened on that day. In my case, it's July 14 and this is what came up:
1223 - In France, Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father.
1789 - French Revolution: Parisians storm the Bastille Prison in Paris and free seven political prisoners.
1791 - The Priestley Riots in Birmingham, England.
1798 - The Sedition Act becomes United States law making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.
1933 - In Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
1940 - World War II: Andrew George Latta McNaughton takes command 7th Army Corps consisting of British, Canadian and New Zealand troops.
1951 - In Joplin, Missouri, George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
1958 - Iraqi Revolution: In Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by Arab nationalists and Abdul Karim Kassem becomes the nation's new leader.
1965 - Mariner 4 flyby of Mars.
1966 - In Chicago, Illinois, Richard Speck murders eight student nurses in their dormitory.
2001 - The International Olympic Committee votes for Beijing to be the host of the 2008 Olympics. This is the first time that China had been bestowed this honor.
2002 - During Bastille Day celebrations, Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed.
1602 - Jules Mazarin, statesman and cardinal (d. 1661)
1860 - Owen Wister, author, "The Virginian" (d. 1938)
1862 - Gustav Klimt, painter and graphic artist (d. 1918)
1868 - Gertrude Bell, archaeologist, writer, spy and administrator known as the "Uncrowned Queen of Iraq" (d. 1926)
1904 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, author (d. 1991)
1910 - William Hanna, animator (d. 2001)
1912 - Woody Guthrie, folk musician. (d. 1967)
1912 - Northrop Frye, educator, literary critic (d. 1991)
1913 - Gerald Ford, American president
1916 - Natalia Ginzburg, writer (d. 1991)
1918 - Ingmar Bergman, film and theatre director
1918 - Arthur Laurents, playwright, novelist, and director
1919 - Lino Ventura, actor (d. 1987)
1926 - Harry Dean Stanton, actor
1927 - John Chancellor, television commentator (d. 1996)
1938 - Jerry Rubin, 60s activist (d. 1994)
1977 - Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
1223 - Philip II of France, King of France
1881 - Billy the Kid
1887 - Alfred Krupp (Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach}, German munitions manufacturer
1904 - Anton Chekhov - Russian playwright and short story writer
1965 - Adlai Stevenson, US presidential candidate
2002 - Joaquin Balaguer, Dominican political leader
2002 - Qiqi, the longest-living captive Chinese River Dolphin
2003 - André Claveau, French singer.
Holidays and observances
France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
Iraq - National Day
Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day