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Is there an easy way to view birthdays that occurred in the recent past on Facebook? Right now, the only method I know of is to scan forward to next year, minus a day.

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Scroll back through the News Feed and look for messages that say "Thank you, everyone, for the wonderful birthday wishes!" – Kyralessa Oct 17 '10 at 14:26
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you can use link address to go to view birthdays that occurred in the recent past on Facebook. http://facebook.com/?sk=bd&s=-1

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You win three internets! – hookedonwinter Apr 12 '11 at 14:48

Seems like the only way to check the recent past, is to go to the future. Navigate to the last page and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Sadly this is the only answer. I suggested to FB that they allow going back a week too... – hookedonwinter Oct 27 '10 at 22:02

To see Facebook Birthdays go to Events and select Birthdays where the link is


Or on the homepage on the right you should see Birthday on the right of the homepage

On arriving on this page you should have birthdays separated by

  • Today
  • This week
  • This month

Scroll to the bottom, there you will see you are given two options

Past Events · Export Birthdays

But in fact, there are four options.

Two options with two subtle options

You see the (left) and (right) arrows?

The left ▶ arrow should take you go back to the previous section of the current month as well as the preceding month.

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