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  • Who: Eric and Bethany Keogh

  • What: Most generations born on Leap Day

  • Where: United Kingdom

The only verified example of a family producing three consecutive generations born on 29 February is that of the Keogh's. Peter Anthony (Ireland) (b.1940), his son Peter Eric (UK) (b. 1964) and his grand-daughter Bethany Wealth (UK) (b. 1996) all celebrate their birthdays infrequently every four years.

Since 1,461 days are in each four-year period, the probability that one person is born on February 29 is one in 1,461.


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