12/12/12 considered lucky for weddings, birthdays

COVINGTON, Ky. - Wednesday is Dec. 12, 2012.

It might just be another day on the calendar to some, but unlike the past 11 years, it's the last triple date for almost a century.

Thousands of weddings and special birthday parties are being planned across the country for the big day.

Kenton County Justice of the Peace Stephen Hoffman says he has around 15 weddings planned for Wednesday. The first couple to schedule their wedding at the Covington chapel on 12/12/12 called in September and immediately booked the 12:12 p.m. time slot.

"People have this thing, it's their number. There's this thing with all the perfect numbers," said Hoffman.

He also expects several walk-in weddings.

"It's easy for the guy to remember!" joked Hoffman.

According to David's Bridal, there will be more than 7,500 couples nationwide saying "I do" on the iconic date.

Local hospitals were on baby watch early Wednesday morning, waiting for the first baby born on the lucky day.

The first 12/12/12 baby in the Tri-State was born at 12:10 a.m. at Mercy Anderson Hospital. Parents Courtney and Wesley say Baby Kove weighed in at 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces.

Four other babies were also born early Wednesday morning at area hospitals.

And you've heard of golden birthdays, but several local kids are have more of an incredible birthday. 9 News has learned of many children turning 12 on 12/12/12.

The next triple date won't happen until Jan. 1, 2101.

What are you planning to do at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12? Send photos to webteam@wcpo.com and post a comment in the section below about what you're doing at 12:12.

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