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You Say It’s Your Birthday; It’s My (Martian) Birthday Too! Yeah!

February 7, 2011 —
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One of the most common queries on Wolfram|Alpha is a user entering his or her date of birth to see how many years, months, and days old he or she is today.

Since this feature first became popular, we added more birthday-specific features for this query type. By adding “birthday” to your query, you’ll get even more detailed information, such as a birthday countdown, a notable dates pod, and astrological birth information.

For example, submit a query such as “birthday March 29, 1990” to see how many days there are until your next birthday (time to start planning, March 29ers!) and how long it’s been since your last birthday.

Birthday March 29, 1990

Scroll down a bit further to the “Notable dates” pod and click the “More” button in the right-hand corner to unlock dozens of other excuses to celebrate, such as your pi or Martian birthday. This is just a sample of many notable dates you’ll find:

Notable dates for March 29, 1990

Wondering what was happening in the cosmos on the day you were born? You can discover where the Sun, Moon, and planets were located on your special day. (We won’t even attempt to make predictions on what their placement means for you. We’ll leave that up to the astrologists!)

Astrological birth information for March 29, 1990

We are continuously adding more data and functionality to Wolfram|Alpha. If you have ideas for other types of data or computations related to your birthday that you’d like to see in Wolfram|Alpha, please let us know in the comments below.


    This is an awesome widget! We’re going to share this on Facebook and Twitter too. Let us know if you have a Twitter handle. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team February 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Astrological birth information? Seriously?
You could as well add the number of eggs the world population ate on this day. This would be as useful.
That’s kind of sad.

A big fan of Wolfram|Alpha

Posted by Damien Brunet February 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

It may sound stupid, but I wanted to calculate the number of points (or the number of pixels) in an A4 page of fax quality.
I tried that in various ways but nothing useful came up.
So this is my suggestion for improvements. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you.

Posted by PhistucK February 8, 2011 at 4:57 am

(Sorry, I missed the “related to your birthday”.)

Posted by PhistucK February 8, 2011 at 4:59 am

Hello your feedback button does not work which is not actually my feedback. Wolfram Alpha failed to balance the chemical equation C5H10N2O3+O2->H2O+CO2+NH3. This equation can be balanced with the coefficients 1, 9/2, 2, 5, 2 respectively.

Posted by Tony February 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Tony, Thank you for letting us know about this. Our team is taking a look. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team March 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm