Make-a-List Monday: February 29

Part of the idea for this list came from regular blog commenter and my friend Justin Jackson-Mann. He thought I could a run a list of people who disappeared on February 29, a date that only appears on our calendar every four years. It’s a very short list but the idea was so charming I decided to run it anyway. Because the list is so short, I’m actually making two lists, the second one being of people BORN on February 29.

February 29 Disppearances
Bruno Van Bavel
Damien Gregory Bowser
Juan Antonio Luna

February 29 births
Patricia Anne Osborn
Carla Kaylene Owens
Paresh Patel
Clarence Smith Sr.
Jerry Frances Yell

7 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: February 29

  1. Orla December 9, 2013 / 4:52 am

    Can I sugget a Christmas Day list, as in people born and or went missing on Christmas Day?

  2. Justin December 9, 2013 / 6:21 am

    I think Carla Kaylene Owens was born on February 19, 1967. She couldn’t have been born on February 29, 1967 because the leap year date of the 29th only happens on even years. Also, the WASPC states the 19th date at

  3. Peter Henderson Jr. December 9, 2013 / 6:40 am

    Correct Justin.

    It’s a interesting list Meaghan but I also noticed that apparent mistake. You list Carla Owens as being born on February 29, 1967. There was no February 29th in 1967, it was the next year ‘68. A rule of thumb, February 29th always occurs in a presidential election year, unless the year is not divisible by 400. That’s why William McKinley’s reelection in 1900 is the only presidential election year not to have a February 29 leap day in it.

    The Doe Network lists February 19, 1967 as Carla’s birth date.

    • Meaghan December 9, 2013 / 9:12 am

      Okay, I’ll fix that, thanks for pointing it out.

  4. Lia December 9, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Interesting list! Could I suggest people who went missing on their birthdays?

    • Meaghan December 9, 2013 / 9:57 am

      That’s a good idea.

      A recent conundrum: I had a person who, the poster explicitly said, went missing on her birthday, which was December 4. However, the same poster in the “date of birth” slot listed it as December 14, and another source had it as February 4!

  5. Justin December 23, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    How about people who went missing the day they turned 18? I remember many people in high school who said they were moving out of their homes, hometowns and the lives of their parents the instant that happened.

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