April 9

April 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 9, include:

  • Appomattox Day 
  • Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse - April 9, 2017
  • Jenkins Ear Day 
  • Name Yourself Day 
  • National Cherish an Antique Day 
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day 
  • Palm Sunday - April 9, 2017 (The Sunday one week prior to Easter)
  • Winston Churchill Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 9, are:

  • Explore Your Career Options Week - April 3-10, 2017
  • Hate Week - April 4-10
  • Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Bake Week - April 3-9, 2017 (Begins First Monday of April)
  • National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
  • National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
  • National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
  • Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
  • Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 9, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Grand National - April 3-9, 2017 - The world's most renown horse race held at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England
  • The Masters Tournament - April 4-10, 2016  - The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf.  The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 9 is Aries.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1932 – Carl Perkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1933 – Fern Michaels, American author
  • 1954 – Dennis Quaid, American actor
  • 1966 – Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Sex and the City)
  • 1986 – Leighton Meester, American actress and singer (Gossip Girl)
  • 1990 – Kristen Stewart, American actress (Panic Room, Twilight Series)
  • 1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress (Super 8)

Famous Deaths

  • 1959 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
  • 2012 - Mark Lenzi, American Olympic Diver

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1966 - Sophia Loren marries weds Carlo Ponti in Paris
  • 1994 - Singer Wayne Newton weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (his 2nd wife)
  • 2005 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 2012 - Singer Marc Anthony divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez

Quote of the Day

April 9, is Winston Churchill Day!  In 1963, he became the 2nd honorary US citizen, voted on by the U.S. Senate. He was a British politician, who was best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day, for April 9, is some tips on how to Reduce Food Waste, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day, for April 9, is some tips on how to Reduce Food Waste, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, ending the American Civil War
  • 1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
  • 1912 - Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for New York
  • 1945 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed
  • 1950 - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
  • 1953 - TV Guide publishes 1st issue
  • 1957 – The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping
  • 1959 - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
  • 1963 - Winston Churchill becomes 2nd honorary US citizen
  • 1967 - The first Boeing 737 (100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1992 – A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges and  sentences him to 30 years in prison
  • 2003 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces resulting in widespread looting
  • 2005 – Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony
  • 2012 - The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show

This Day in Music

  • 1962 - Henry Mancini wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany's
  • 1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
  • 1999 - Faith Hill starts her first headlining tour, This Kiss in Minneapolis (Below is This Kiss)

This Day in Sports

  • 1941 - PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1962 - JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
  • 1965 – The Astrodome opens in Houston, Texas, and the first indoor baseball game is played. Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor home run
  • 1966 - Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
  • 1987 - For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game
  • 1989 - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in New York's 4-3 loss to Cleveland

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

unheralded (adjective)

1. Without prior warning; unexpected or unannounced

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