I use Family Historian to store my family tree information and one of the reasons that I like it so much is that you can customise it to suit your own requirements. I thought I'd have a look to see who else in my extended families shares today with me as any kind of anniversary. Some family tree programs provide this functionality built in, but as it is a bit frivolous I suppose the designers of Family Historian thought that if we wanted it we would work it out for ourselves - unless I'm missing something of course!
The easiest way to design a new query in Family Historian is to start with an existing one and change it to suit your needs. I found one that brought back All Facts - so every birth, marriage, death, immigration, emigration, accident, joining the army, writing a will, entry in a census return or service at sea that I've ever entered in my family tree. Then I amended it to require the entry of a parameter before it ran - and made this number of month and number of day.
|Defining the Columns that will display in the Results|
|Defining which records to retrieve, ie Only Facts which satisfy the Parameter Criteria|
|Pop Up Parameter Box which displays when Run Arrow is clicked|
|The Results for 7th February on my Family Tree - with Living people hidden|
I tried the same query on the OH's tree and got even fewer results.
|Results for 7th February from my OH's Family Tree - NB the double entries for Burial and Grave Location|
Finally to add to the birthday list I had a quick Google - it seems today is also shared by Eddie Izzard (only one year younger than me), Hattie Jaques, Dick Emery, Pete Postlethwaite and Alan Lancaster (the bass player from Status Quo) amongst many more.