It's Friday the 13th, but it's Christmas, but there's also a full moon currently. Hard to decide whether to be worried or not about some freaky stuff going down. Let's just focus on the positive and look back in history at some fond memories from Friday the 13th's past.

#1: The First Heavy Metal Album was Released

Warner Bros. / Vertigo
Warner Bros. / Vertigo

Friday February 13th, 1970 is a day that will forever live on in infamy when the world met Black Sabbath. Many rock historians view the album's release as the official birth of heavy metal. It reached #23 on Billboard 200.

#2: The World Met It's Favorite Plumbers

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Friday, September 13th, 1985, "Super Mario Bros." was released on the NES and sold 40 million copies worldwide, the true start to a mustachioed empire began. The Mario franchise has over 200 games of varying genres, including racing, sports, and party games.

#3: Some of Your Favorite Celebrities Birthday


Some of your favorite celebrities were born on Friday the 13th, and they turned out okay (most of them).

  • The Olsen Twins: Friday, June 13, 1986
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Friday, January 13, 1961
  • Steve Buscemi: Friday, December 13, 1957
  • Christopher Plummer: Friday, December 13, 1929
  • Darius Rucker: Friday, May 13, 1966

Often mistaken, Alfred Hitchcock was not born on Friday the 13th, he was born on a Sunday.

#4: It's the LAST DAY Before the Weekend

If nothing else has put you at ease, a Friday is a Friday. You've got the whole weekend ahead of you, then one more week before a few days off for Christmas.

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