What kind of problems are you having?  I do this by using the date 
function to convert to the YYYY-MM-DD format for MySQL.  I've had no problems 
with birth dates prior to 1970.

Take care,

On Jan 27, 2010, at 5:58 PM, Haig Davis wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I'm sure I'm missing something simple. I'm trying to store dates of birth
> prior to 1970 in mysql. I've tried mysql's date_format but am hitting a
> wall. I'm chasing my tail and was hoping for the best practice.
> Many Thanks
> Haig

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