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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
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
The Birthstone(s) for December is:
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
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!
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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