March 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 9



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

We’ve reached the 69th day of the year. There are 297 days left in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about March 9th in history!


What memorable events happened on March 9 in history? Keep reading to find out!


The US record industry reported that for the first time since 1987, sales of vinyl records exceeded CD sales.


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.


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


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


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

OTD in 1974: Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda became the last Japanese soldier to surrender


Ford Mustang went on sale for the first time.

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


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!


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.


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.


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


The Inter Milan soccer club was formed.

Football Club Internazionale Milano, as it is known in Italian, was founded as an offshoot of the Milan Cricket and Football Club. One key difference between the clubs was that Inter Milan allowed foreign players to join instead of limiting their ranks to just Italians.


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

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


Dutch astronomer Johannes Fabricius discovered sunspots.

Sunspots are regions of reduced surface temperature on the sun.


Naples, Italy, banned kissing in public.

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


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 Births

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.



South Korean




31 years old

Born In:

Daegu, South Korea


Brittany Snow



Brittany Snow


38 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA


Oscar Isaac



Oscar Isaac


45 years old

Born In:

Guatemala City, Guatemala


Yuri Gagarin



Yuri Gagarin

Died On:

Mar 27, 1968 (Age 34)

Born In:

Klushino, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, March 9th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…



The Notorious B.I.G.



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.

Died On:

Mar 9, 1997 (Age 24)

Died In:

California, USA


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.

Special Holidays

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: National Get Over It Day
United States

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!

March 9: False Teeth Day
United States

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!

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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.

Birthday & Zodiac

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, 2024, will likely be born around November 30, 2024.

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