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09/03/2013 02:07 pm ET Updated Sep 03, 2013

Couple Born Same Day In Same Maternity Ward Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Stuart Hinchliffe and Marlene Thewlis were born on the same day in the same hospital maternity ward. And now they are a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

The two, from West Yorks in northern England, first spotted each other on a school bus as teenagers. But neither of them -- at the age of 14 -- had any inkling they had been in such close proximity as newborn babies.

"We went to different schools but I used to see her while I was on the bus," Stuart Hinchliffe, 72, told the Daily Mail. "We finally met at an inter-schools sports day and I found the courage to ask her out. It was a case of who could get there first between me and two friends, and I won."

The young lovebirds split only a short while later but then, when Stuart caught sight of Marlene working in a shoe shop a few years on, he thought he'd try to rekindle the old spark.

"I went over and slapped her bum!" he told the Daily Mail. "I asked her out again and the rest is history really."

While chatting, they discovered they had been in the same maternity ward at the same time at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, noting that -- although their mothers didn't know each other -- they "could probably hear each other's cries."

He popped the question in 1960 and the two married on August 24, 1963. Today they have two children, four grandchildren and enjoy traveling to Kenya, Thailand and other far-flung locations.

Certainly this isn't the first amazing love story we've heard this summer.

In July, a Southern California husband and wife who were born on the same day and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year died just a day apart.

And only last month, Fred Stobaugh, a 96 year old from Peoria, Ill., wrote the lovely lyrics to what he called "Oh Sweet Lorraine" -- a song distributed by the media around the world -- after his 91-year-old wife died last April. The couple met in 1938 and were married for 73 years, according to ABC News.

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