When using the set phrase "to date", is it normal or acceptable to indicate a starting date?
To be more specific, the phrase "to date" means "up until now". I've only ever seen it used on its own meaning pretty much "for all time until now". Can you add a start point as well?
For example, would it be valid to say the following?
From when I was born to date nobody has landed on the moon.
That sentence feels very wrong to me but I don't know if that's just because I've not seen it or if it is actually a misuse of the phrase.
For what its worth, this question was inspired by the earlier question today "What does '2007-date' mean?", where there are some suggesting that "2007 - Date" might be linked to the set phrase "to date".