120 Fun Birthday Trivia Questions & Answers for 2024

A Birthday Trivia Quiz To Celebrate!

Is it your birthday? Or are you celebrating someone you love? Break out these birthday trivia questions and answers and see how much you know.

Trivia is fun, requires zero extra work, and teaches you something too. It doesn’t get much better!

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Fun Questions Game About Birthday Trivia

1. What does it mean if it’s your golden birthday?

When your age and birthdate are the same.

2. What are you wearing if you are in your birthday suit?


3. If your birthday is in August, what is your star sign?

Leo or Virgo

4. What is the most popular birthday month in the United States?


5. What is the most popular birthday cake flavor in the United States?


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6. What is the least common birthday in the United States?

December 25th (see more on birth dates in this Mother’s Day Trivia)

7. What popular birthday song has been translated into at least 30 languages?

“Happy Birthday To You”

8. According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s longest recorded birthday ever celebrated lasted 48 hours. How did this happen? (source)

American Paul Morgan traveled through different time zones on his 28th birthday in 2018 to set this record.

9. The world’s most expensive birthday cake cost $75 million and included 4000 of these? (source)


10. What is the most popular birthday gift for kids?

A toy or game

11. How many birthdays did the Queen of England celebrate each year?

Two- Her actual birthday and her “official” birthday in June.

12. What gift is considered bad luck if given on a birthday in China?

A clock or watch


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14. If your birthday is on Valentine’s Day, what star sign would you have?


15. The melody of the world-famous song “Happy Birthday to You” actually comes from which nursery rhyme?

“Good Morning To All”

16. What is the birth flower of April?


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17. On average, how many birthday cards are sent annually in the US?

A. 2 billion

B. 1.5 billion

C. 3 billion

D. 4 billion

A: 2 billion

18. What year was the traditional Happy Birthday song written?

A. 1900

B. 1986

C. 1912

D. 1921

C- 1912

Interesting Historical Birthday Facts Trivia

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19. Where does the tradition of blowing out candles on a cake come from?

Ancient Greece

20. In medieval Europe, what was believed to determine a person’s fate?

The position of the stars on their birthday.

21. The earliest recorded birthday celebration was in Egypt. Who were they celebrating?

A Pharaoh

22. In the Bible, who was the oldest person to ever live?

Methuselah- He lived to be 969 years old.

23. According to the Bible, what did the wise men bring Jesus to celebrate his birth?

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

24. In Judaism, what special celebration on a boy’s 13th birthday marks his transition into manhood and his responsibility to follow Jewish law?

A Bar Mitzvah

25. In Hinduism, what is celebrated on the 60th birthday and is significant because it’s considered half one’s lifetime?

Shashti Poorti

26. Who is believed to have started the tradition of giving birthday presents?

The Romans

27. Members of what religious group do not celebrate birthdays?

Jehovah Witness

28. In many cultures around the world, what is believed will happen if you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one breath?

The wish you make will come true.

29. How old was the world’s oldest person to have ever lived?

122 years old- Jeanne Calment

30. What did Europeans use to ward off evil spirits on someone’s birthday?


31. For many years, who were the only people who could celebrate their birthday?


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32. What actress sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy?

Marilyn Monroe

33. What was Anne Frank’s 13th birthday gift?

Her famous diary. (Find more book trivia questions)

34. What famous child received more than 135,000 gifts on her 8th birthday?

Shirley Temple

35. What famous physicist was born on March 14th, 1879?

Albert Einstein

36. On what month and date was the first U.S. President, George Washington, born in 1732?

February 22nd.

37. What renowned English playwright was born on April 26th, 1564?

William Shakespeare

38. What famous artist was born on March 30th, 1853?

Vincent Van Gogh

39. What accomplished musician was born on January 27th, 1756?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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Pablo Picasso

41. What author who wrote the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” was born on February 7th, 1812?

Charles Dickens

42. This famous inventor of the light bulb was born on February 11th, 1847. Who is it?

Thomas Edison

43. What civil rights activist was born on January 15th, 1929?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

44. Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom, born on October 13, 1925?

Margaret Thatcher

45. Neil Armstrong was 38 when he walked on the moon. What year was he born?

1930 (August 5th)

46. What famous musician and civil rights activist was born on February 6th, 1945?

Bob Marley

47. What year was the first African-American President of the U.S., Barack Obama born?

1961 (August 4th)

48. Who wrote the 1959 children’s book “Happy Birthday To You!”?

Dr. Seuss

49. Which famous blind singer recorded a version of “Happy Birthday To You” in 1981?

Stevie Wonder

50. Paul McCartney had his birth certificate auctioned in 1997, and it became the most expensive birth certificate ever auctioned. How much did it sell for?


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True or False: More Birthday Fun Facts Trivia

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51. The most common birth date in the world is September 9th.


52. If you have a boy born in the winter months, he is more likely to be right-handed.

False- He is more likely to be left-handed.

53. The most common birth time is 8:00 AM.


54. The most common zodiac sign for people born in the United States is Gemini.

False- Scorpio

55. A person born on February 29th is called a leapling or leaper.


56. Saturday is the day of the week with the least birthdays.

False- Sunday

57. In China, everyone is considered 1 year old when they are born.


58. About 17 million people are celebrating their birthdays every day.


59. In North Korea, people aren’t allowed to celebrate their birthdays on July 8th and December 17th.

True- This is because Kim II-sung and Kim Jong-il died on these dates.

60. In Turkey, adults hardly ever celebrate their birthdays.


61. “Happy Birthday To You” is the most popular song in the English language and it’s copyrighted.


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Birthday Traditions Around The World: Birthday Trivia Questions

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62. In what country do birthdays traditionally come with the Las Mañanitas birthday song followed by a day of celebration?


63. What South American country has a tradition of pulling the earlobe of the birthday boy or girl for each year of their life?


64. In what country is it customary to hang the country flag outside the house on the birthday of a family member?


65. In this country, children celebrate their third, fifth, and seventh birthdays with a special ceremony called “Shichi-Go-San”, where they dress up in traditional clothing and visit a shrine. What country is this?


66. It is traditional in Russia to give a birthday gift of an odd number of these objects, as an even number of these are associated with funerals.


67. In this country, up to age 12 the candles may go on a wooden birthday wreath, one candle for each year and one in the middle for good luck. What country has this tradition?


68. In China, elders and family members bring toys, books, and coins to a one-year old child and let them choose their gift. What do they believe the child’s choice determines?

Their future pursuits.

69. What country considers it bad luck to wish someone a happy birthday in advance?


70. In Argentina, it is traditional to celebrate a child’s fifteenth birthday with this ceremony in which a girl is presented to society as a young woman.

A Quinceañera

71. In what European country do most people celebrate their birthday twice, on their actual birthday and on their patron Saint’s day?


72. When do Eastern churches celebrate Jesus’ birthday?

January 7

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Birthday Food Trivia Traditions

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73. What group of people invented birthday cakes?


74. Seaweed soup is a traditional birthday breakfast in which country?

South Korea

75. In Nepal, this food is eaten to celebrate birthdays and rubbed on the birthday person’s forehead. What food is it?

Rice yogurt

76. In Canada, it is common to sneak up on the birthday boy/girl and put this food on their nose for good luck. What food is it?


77. In Mexico, it is traditional to celebrate someone’s birthday by smashing this food into their face. What food is it?


78. In what country is it customary to eat long noodles on one’s birthday as a symbol of longevity?


79. Switzerland parents often hire a scary clown to follow and prank their child for up to seven days to smash this food into their face when they least expect it. What food is it?


80. It is customary in Sweden to serve a type of cake made of layers of sponge cake, raspberry jam, vanilla custard, and whipped cream. What is the name for this cake?

A “princess cake”


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82. In Honduras, people crack eggs over the birthday person’s head and throw this baking ingredient at them.


83. Australians celebrate a child’s birthday with what traditional bread?

Fairy bread- a sweet bread with butter and tons of sprinkles

84. In the Netherlands, people eat this dessert filled with fruit and topped with whipped cream on their birthdays.


85. In the United States, it is customary to sing “Happy Birthday” and blow out candles placed on what dessert?

Birthday cake

86. Which other country throws flour in the birthday boy/girl’s face?


87. What is the world record for the most candles on a birthday cake?

A. 10,000

B. 23,450

C. 72,585

D. 33, 321

Answer: C- 72,585

88. The world’s largest birthday cake, created in 1989, weighed over how many pounds?

A. 128,000

B. 152,000

C. 110,000

D. 200,000

Answer: A- 128,000 pounds

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Unique Questions About Birthday Customs

pinata tradition for 15th, 18th birthday, sweet 16, 40th, 60th

89. In which country is it customary to give a birthday “bump”, in which the birthday boy or girl is lifted upside down and bumped on the head?


90. This country celebrates a baby’s birth at seven days old, one month old, one hundred days old, and one year old. Which country has this tradition?


91. In Ghana, it is traditional to perform a cleansing ritual to purify what during a person’s birth week?

The birthday person’s soul

92. For which birthday is it customary in South Africa to celebrate by giving the person a key to symbolize their entry into adulthood?

On their 21st birthday

93. What gift do people give when they go to the temple to celebrate their birthday in Thailand?

The gift is known as making merit.

94. When an unmarried man celebrates his 30th birthday in Germany, what must he do?

Sweep the steps of his local church.

95. In Vietnam, everyone celebrates their birthday on what day?

New Year’s Day

96. What do Mexican children hit at birthday parties until candy falls out?

A pinata

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These are great birthday trivia questions to cover 1st birthdays, sweet 16 traditions, and an 18th birthday.

97. In what country do boys celebrate their first birthdays with a ceremony called “dolianchi” where they wear traditional clothing and participate in various rituals?

South Korea

98. In India, boys celebrate their first birthday with a ceremony called “Anna Prashan” where they are fed what food for the first time?


99. In which country do boys often have a “bush party” to celebrate their birthday, which involves camping, bonfires, and outdoor activities?


100. In this country, girls receive red envelopes filled with money on their birthdays as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Which country is it?


101. Girls in Ghana are given special names depending on what?

The day of the week they were born on.

102. At what age do girls in Japan celebrate their coming of age with a special ceremony?

On their 20th birthday

103. At what age do girls in Mexico have a special party that marks their transition into womanhood?

On their 15th birthday

Famous Celebrity Birthday Quiz Questions

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104. What famous American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian once married to Brad Pitt was born on June 4th, 1975?

Angelina Jolie

105. This American actor, well-known for playing a navy jet pilot, was born on July 3rd, 1962.

Tom Cruise

106. Married to Jay-Z, this award-winning American singer and songwriter was born on September 4th, 1981.


107. This famous actress was born on February 11th, 1969. You would likely want to be “friends” with her.

Jennifer Aniston

108. “Diamonds” and “Umbrella” are two famous songs by this singer born on February 20th, 1988.


109. Once a member of a popular boy band, this singer, songwriter, and actor is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He was born on January 31, 1981.

Justin Timberlake

110. “Hello” and “Rolling in the Deep” are two hits from this English singer-songwriter born on May 5th, 1988.


111. You may have watched this well-known actor, born on November 11th, 1974 freeze to death in icy water in one of his most popular roles.

Leonardo DiCaprio

112. She played a significant role in the Harry Potter movies and was born on April 15th, 1990.

Emma Watson

113. What famous and prolific singer (who sells out concerts in record speed) was born on December 13, 1989?

Taylor Swift

114. This soccer player from Argentina has been one of the world’s best. Born June 24, 1987, he recently moved to the United States.

Lionel Messi

115. This woman stars as Black Widow in the Avenger series movies. Her birthday is on November 22, 1984.

Scarlett Johansson

116. This famous player brought fame to the sport of tennis along with her sister. A recent movie, King Richard, tells of their story. She was born on September 26, 1981.

Serena Williams

117. This television host and producer is not only a billionaire, but also an inspiration to many. She was born on January 29th, 1954.

Oprah Winfrey

118. This man is known as the “father of American literature.” He was an American writer, humorist, essayist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Born in 1835.

Mark Twain (Real name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

119. This famous guy is huge. (No really!) He hoped to become a professional football player. But when that didn’t work out, he found massive success as a professional wrestler, actor, and businessman. He was born May 2, 1972.

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

120. This woman is widely considered the greatest gymnast in American history. She’s also married to a Green Bay Packers football player. Her birthday is on March 14, 1997. Who is she?

Simone Biles


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