Iceland's First Baby of 1980 Pulls Off 2017 Longshot

She gave birth to the country's first baby
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2017 11:47 AM CST

Cities and countries around the world take note of the first baby born in each year, but Iceland's 2017 case is rather exceptional. The country's first baby of the year was born at three minutes after midnight on Sunday to mother Katrín Guðjónsdóttir, who not only has the same birthday but was Iceland's first baby of 1980, reports the Reykjavik Grapevine. Guðjónsdóttir, who gave birth at a hospital in Selfoss, tells the BBC she "joked" that her son would be the first baby of 2017 but "never believed this could happen." (Read more Iceland stories.)

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