More than 60 million people are affected by a fear of Friday 13th worldwide. Some of them wont go to work, drive cars or get out of bed on this day.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.
According to the British Medical Journal there is a significant increase in traffic-related accidents when the date is Friday 13th.
Every year has at least one and at most three Friday the13ths.
The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.
Black Sabbath's eponymous debut album was released in the UK on Friday, February 13, 1970.
The independent horror flick Friday the 13th was released in May 1980 and despite only having a budget of $550,000 it grossed $39.7 million at the box office in the United States.
Its sequel Friday the 13th Part II was released a year later in May 1981.
The remake of the original Friday the 13th film is scheduled for release on Friday, February 13, 2009.
Famous people born on Friday the 13th include Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906), Margaret Thatcher (13 October 1923), Fidel Castro (13 August 1926) and Steve Buscemi (13 December 1957).
Tupac Shakur Died on Friday, September 13, 1996.
The Uruguayan rugby teams plane crashed in the Andes mountain range on Friday, 13 October, 1972.