March 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, March 9, 1959, Barbie was presented to the public for the first time?

March 9th is False Teeth Day and Get Over It Day.

We’ve reached the 68th day of the year. There are 297 days left until the end of the year.

The day wouldn’t be complete without checking out all the amazing things that happened including celebrity births and deaths, music, transport and theatre happenings. Come check it out!

Did you know that on this day in 1959, Barbie was presented to the public for the first time? The doll was made in Japan and came with either blonde or brunette hair.

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

What Events Happened On March 9 In History?

2011 Space Shuttle Discovery completed its last-ever mission and made its final landing onto Kennedy’s runway at 11:57 am EST.

NASA's Discovery is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

1998 Eminem signed up to the record label “Aftermath Entertainment,” founded by Dr. Dre.

1987 The American Motors Corporation, best known for creating the Jeep, was bought out by Chrysler.

1974 Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda became the last Japanese soldier to surrender, 29 years after WWII ended.

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1964 Ford Mustang went on sale for the first time.

The company sold over 22,000 on its first day alone!

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1961 The Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 9 was launched into orbit.

Onboard was Ivan Ivanovich the mannequin, Chernushka the dog, a few mice, and even a guinea pig!

1959 Barbie was presented to the public for the first time.

OTD in 1959: Barbie was presented to the public for the first time.

The first doll appeared at the American Toy Fair, New York City, US.

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1945 The United States Air Force firebombed Tokyo, Japan, killing over 100,000 civilians.

The air raid, which destroyed most of Tokyo, is the most destructive bombing raid in history. Some post-war analysts consider the attack to be a war crime.

1926 Bertha Landes became the first female mayor of a major city (Seattle) in the US.

1891 A five-day blizzard started in the south of England and killed 200 people.

1611 Dutch astronomer Johannes Fabricius discovered sunspots.

Sunspots are regions of reduced surface temperature on the sun.

1562 Naples, Italy, banned kissing in public.

If authorities caught couples kissing in public, the act was punishable by death.

1497 Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus recorded his first observation after witnessing a moon eclipse with a distant star.

OTD in 1497: Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus recorded his first observation after witnessing a moon eclipse with a distant star.

This observation was important as it started his thinking that the sun was in the center of the cosmos.

Famous Quotes Said On March 9

Every day brings a new quote – here are the most well-known quotes spoken or written on Mar 9th in history.


“Love always causes trouble, that’s true, but in its favour, it energizes.”

– Vincent van Gogh

Famous People Born On March 9

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Oscar Isaac? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1993 Suga

South Korean Rapper

30 years old
Born In:
Daegu, South Korea

1986 Brittany Snow

American Actress

Brittany Snow
37 years old
Born In:
Florida, USA

1979 Oscar Isaac

Guatemalan-American Actor

Oscar Isaac
44 years old
Born In:
Guatemala City, Guatemala

1934 Yuri Gagarin

Soviet Cosmonaut

Yuri Gagarin
Died On:
Mar 27, 1968 (Age 34)
Born In:
Klushino, Russia

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1972 - 1997 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper born on May 21, 1972. He died on this day in 1997, at age 24 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Special Holidays On March 9

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

March 9: False Teeth Day

False Teeth Day

As children, we are always told to take care of our teeth, but sometimes life gets on top of us and ultimately we end up with false teeth. Regardless, today is a day to embrace your false gnashers as it’s officially False Teeth Day!

March 9: National Get Over It Day

National Get Over It Day

We carry around so much emotional baggage that it can start to weigh us down, but fear not. Get Over It Day is here, and it’s time to do like the name says and get over it! Whether you overcome something small, or get a weight off your shoulders, just get over it!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Bees actually have knees. The expression comes from the fact that they store large build-ups of pollen in hairy baskets on their knees.

March 9 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on March 9, your star sign is Pisces.

Pisces is represented by the symbol of the fish, which illustrates their free-flowing nature.

All those born in the month of March have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful sea-green crystal that is associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony.

If you were born on this day, you would likely have been conceived on or around June 16 of the previous year.

A baby conceived on March 9, 2023, will likely be born around November 30, 2023.

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