April 9

April 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

Holidays and Observances on April 9
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on April 9, include:

  • Appomattox Day 
  • Chinese Almond Cookie Day 
  • Day of the Finnish Language (Finland)
  • International ASMR Day - (ASMR = Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)
  • Jenkins Ear Day 
  • Jumbo Day
  • Name Yourself Day 
  • National Be Kind to Lawyers Day - April 9, 2024 (Second Tuesday in April)
  • National Cherish an Antique Day
  • National Chicken Little Awareness Day 
  • National Dive Bar Day 
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day 
  • National Gin and Tonic Day 
  • National Library Day - April 9, 2024 (Tuesday of National Library Week)
  • National Library Workers Day - April 9, 2024 (Tuesday of National Library Week)
  • National Unicorn Day 
  • Winston Churchill Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include April 9, are:

  • Bat Appreciation Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • Be Kind to Spiders Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • Eid-Al-Fitr - Evening of April 9 to Evening of April 10, 2024
  • Explore Your Career Options Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • Hate Week - April 4-10
  • International Trombone Week - April 7-14, 2024
  • National Blue-Ribbon Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • National Dental Hygienist Week - April 4-10
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - April 7-13, 2024 
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Library Week - April 7-13, 2024
  • National Medic Alert Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • National Public Health Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week in April)
  • National Robotics Week - April 6-14, 2024
  • National Window Safety Week - April 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of April)
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Take Your Poet to School Week - April 8-12, 2024 (5 Days Starting on Monday of the First Full Week of April)
  • Week of the Young Child - April 6-12, 2024 

2024 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.

NOTE:

  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 on April 9
(Date Order)

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 14, 2024 (Washington D.C.)


Astrological Sign for April 9

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.

Birthstone for April

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 on April 9

  • 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 on April 9

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


Famous Weddings and Divorces on April 9

  • 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



Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe 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)


Quote of the Day for April 9 

April 9th is National Unicorn Day

April 9th is National Unicorn Day!

Those who don't believe in Magic will never find it
Dream Big, Sparkle On and Shine Bright 


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
  • 2017 - On Palm Sunday, two Christian Churches were bombed in Egypt by ISIS, killing 37 and injuring more than 100.


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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