June 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 9, 1934, Donald Duck came to public screens for the first time?

June 9th is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day & Donald Duck Day.

Today marks day 160 of the year, and we have 205 days left of the year.

June 9 saw the introduction of one of the most famous cartoons of all time on TV, but it’s also been an important day in history for war, politics and space exploration.

Did you know that on this day in 1934, Donald Duck came to public screens for the first time? His debut was in the film “The Wise Little Hen”.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 9th in history!

What Events Happened On June 9 In History?

2013 Edward Snowden publicly declared that he was the source of the leaked NSA documents.

1989 The sci-fi movie “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” was released in the US.

OTD in 1989: The sci-fi movie "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" was released in the US.

1985 Soviet Space Program’s Vega 1, which was launched on December 15, 1984, released a space probe to enter Venus.

The probe successfully entered the planet's atmosphere on June 11.

1982 Dictator Efraín Rios Montt declared himself the president of Guatemala.

1975 British Parliament was broadcasted live.

The House of Commons meeting was transmitted live on BBC Radio.

1972 Major record label Columbia Records signed singer Bruce Springsteen.

1959 The first ballistic missing sub was launched from Groton, Connecticut, US.

OTD in 1959: The first ballistic missing sub was launched from Groton

1958 Queen Elizabeth II opened London Gatwick Airport.

OTD in 1958: Queen Elizabeth II opened London Gatwick Airport.
The airport was also the world's first that combined air, road, and rail travel from one location.

1934 Donald Duck made its first appearance in “The Wise Little Hen.”

1931 Robert Goddard was granted a patent for the rocket-powered aircraft.

1549 The Church of England adopted the Book of Common Prayer.

Following the death of King Henry VIII, parliament passed the Act of Uniformity on January 29, 1549, stating that on June 9, the Book of Common Prayer must be adopted by the Church of England.

Famous People Born On June 9

If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Johnny Depp! Here are other famous people born on this day.

1963 Johnny Depp

American Actor

Johnny Depp
59 years old
Born In:
Kentucky, USA
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2001 Xolo Mariduena

American Actor

Xolo Mariduena
21 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1981 Natalie Portman

Israeli-American Actress

Natalie Portman
41 years old
Born In:
Jerusalem, Israel

1961 Michael J. Fox

Canadian-American Actor

Michael J. Fox
61 years old
Born In:
Alberta, Canada

Special Holidays On June 9

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

June 9: National Donald Duck Day

National Donald Duck Day

On this day in 1934, Donald Duck appeared for the first time on our screens in The Wise Little Hen, and we’ve been in love ever since! Some great ways to celebrate Donald Duck Day include hosting an impersonation contest or watching your favorite Donald Duck cartoons.

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June 9: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Rhubarb may be quite sour by itself, but there’s nothing more delicious than rhubarb paired with something ever so sweet as strawberries. Bake that into a pie, and oh boy, it’s simply heavenly. So what are you waiting for? Go bake a strawberry rhubarb pie already!

June 9 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on June 9th shares the same star sign, Gemini.

Geminis often have lots of friends in many different circles. This keeps them from getting bored and keeps life interesting. The freedom to roam between these social networks is extremely important for Geminis.

For all of you who were born in June, your allocated birthstone is alexandrite. In 1830, alexandrite was seen as a magical gem by the miners who discovered it due to its changing colors. A miner was collecting gems and was surprised when the green gemstone turned a vibrant shade of red when viewing them by the campfire at night.

Those who were born on this day were likely conceived the previous year on September 16.

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