December 9

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on December 9, include:

  • Christmas Card Day
  • Cremation Day
  • International Anti-Corruption Day 
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of This Crime 
  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • National Llama Day 
  • National Pastry Day 
  • National Salesperson Day - December 9, 2022 (Second Friday in December)
  • Official Lost & Found Day - December 9, 2022 (Second Friday in December)
  • Weary Willie Day 
  • World Genocide Commemoration Day 
  • World Techno Day 

2022 Weekly Holidays that include December 9, are:

  • Advent - November 27 - December 24, 2022
  • Clerc-Gallaudet Week - December 3-10
  • Computer Science Education Week - December 5-11, 2022
  • National Hand Washing Awareness Week - December 4-10, 2022 (First Full Week of December)
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week - December 4-10, 2022 (First Full Week of December
  • National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week - December 4-10, 2022
  • Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week - December 4-9, 2022 (First Full Week of December)
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 24, 2022 through January 1, 2023 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2022 Monthly Holidays that include December 9, are:

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

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a moveable 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.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 9 is Sagittarius.


Birth Flower of the Month

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

  • Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for December is:

  • Tanzanite
  • Zircon
  • Turquoise

Famous Birthdays

  • 1883 - Joseph Pilates, German American fitness expert who developed Pilates (d. 1967)
  • 1898 - Emmett Kelly, American clown known as Weary Willie with an upside-down smile based on the Hobos of the Great Depression in the 1930's
  • 1906 - Grace Hopper, American Admiral and computer scientist who designed the computer language COBOL (d. 1992)
  • 1916 - Kirk Douglas, American actor, singer and producer) (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Man from Snowy Mountain) (d. 2020)
  • 1928 - Dick Van Patten, American actor (Eight is Enough) (d. 2015)
  • 1941 - Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer (The Other Side of the Mountain, The Fabulous Baker Boys)
  • 1942 - Dick Butkus, American football player, actor, and sportscaster
  • 1957 - Donny Osmond, American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor


Famous Deaths

  • 2012 - Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor who co-created the bar code (b. 1921)
  • 2014 - Mary Ann Mobley, American model, actress and Miss America in 1959 (b. 1937)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1929 - Businessman Howard Hughes divorces his 1st wife Ella Rice
  • 1967 - Lynda Johnson, daughter of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson marries U.S. Marine Captain Charles Robb at the White House
  • 1989 - Actor and singer, David Hasselhoff (Baywatch) marries actress Pamela Bach
  • 2005 - Actor Matt Damon (Bourne movies) marries Luciana Barrosa


Quote of the Day

December 8th is Christmas Card Day!

December 8th is Christmas Card Day!


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

Info. To Come!


This Day in History

  • 1775 - The British rule is ended in Virginia when the British troops and Loyalists lose the Battle of Great Bridge
  • 1835 - The Texan Army captures San Antonio, Texas following the Siege of Bexar
  • 1851 - Montreal, Canada is the local of the first YMCA established in North America
  • 1868 - The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, England
  • 1905 - France passes a law separating Church and State
  • 1911 - A mine explosion kills 84 miners near Briceville, Tennessee
  • 1941 - China, Cuba, Guatemala and the Philippine Commonwealth declare war on Germany and Japan during World War II
  • 1946 - The Nuremberg trials begin with the Doctors' Trial against those involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia
  • 1948 - The Genocide Convention is adopted in Britain
  • 1979 - The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified
  • 1992 - American troops land in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope
  • 2016 - Two schoolgirl suicide bombers in Madagali Adamawa, Nigeria kill 57 people and injure 177 in a market area
  • 2019 - An eruption of a volcano on Whakaari / White Island in New Zealand kills 22 people

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - A Charlie Brown Christmas makes its debut on CBS, with the musical score written by the jazz musician Vince Guaraldi and performed by his trio
  • 1978 - A cover of Soul Man is released by The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) (Video from Saturday Night Live below)
  • 1984 - The only tour with all six members of The Jacksons, including Michael known as The Jackson's Victory tour comes to an end at their last show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
  • 1989 - We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel hits #1 in America
  • 2003 - Splinter is the seventh studio album released by The Offspring
  • 2021 - Drake and Kanye West perform together at the Free Larry Hoover concert


This Day in Sports

  • 1926 - USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • 1978 - The Chicago Hustle vs. the Milwaukee Does is the 1st game of the Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL)
  • 1982 - The World Boxing Council reduces the length of championship fights from 15 rounds to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order a standing 8-count for fighters who are in trouble
  • 1984 - Eric Dickerson of the LA Ram's rushes 215 yards for a season record of 2,105 yards
  • 2013 - The Chicago Bears retire Mike Ditka's #89 jersey

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Pass Muster (verb)

1. (idiomatic) To meet or exceed a particular standard.
2. (idiomatic) To adequately pass a formal or informal inspection.  Every year children hope they pass muster with Santa Claus and make it onto his "nice" list.

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