Dec. 20, 1998: In this file photo, Dr. Brian Kirshon, who delivered the first known surviving set of octuplets and pediatrician Patti Savrick speak to reporters about the octuplets. All seven-girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke — were born three months prematurely in December 1998 at a Houston hospital. Their weight at birth ranged from 11 ounces to 1 pound, 11 ounces.