January 9th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
January 9th History Highlights
January 9th is...
Aviation in America Day
International Choreographers Day
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Apricot Day
National Nerd Word Day
Poetry at Work Day
Static Electricity Day
January 9th Quotes
I would have made a good Pope.
I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept
finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to
go on without end.
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat
him though he has more talent than you.
You can't decide how you're going to die. Or when. What you can
decide is how you're going to live now.
Nah, the Smithsonian doesn't ask for anything back from Gilligan,
... They haven't dropped that low yet.
The individual is defined only by his relationship to the world
and to other individuals; he exists only by transcending himself,
and his freedom can be achieved only through the freedom of others.
January 9th Birthdays
1859 - Carrie Lane Chapman, American Suffragette (died in 1947)
1901 - Chic Young, American cartoonist, Blondie comic strip (died in 1973)
1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, French author and philosopher (died in 1986)
1913 - Richard Nixon, American politician, 37th President of the United States (died in 1994)
1916 - Vic Mizzy, American composer (died in 2009)
1925 - Lee Van Cleef, American actor (died in 1989)
1928 - Judith Krantz, American novelist
1934 - Bart Starr, American football player (died in 2019)
1935 - Bob Denver, American actor (died in 2005)
1939 - Susannah York, English actress (died in 2011)
1941 - Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter
1944 - Jimmy Page, English guitarist
1951 - Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter
1955 - J.K. Simmons, American actor
1965 - Joely Richardson, English actress
1967 - Matt Bevin, American politician, 62nd governor of Kentucky
1967 - Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter
1968 - Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
1973 - Sean Paul, Jamaican rapper
1978 - AJ McLean, American singer, Backstreet Boys
1982 - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton)
1989 - Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress
January 9th History
1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy
1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state
1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the United States, from Philadelphia, PA to Woodbury, NJ.
1857 (Earthquake) Fort Tejon, California
1905 - The Saint Petersburg Massacre. Palace Gaurds fired at some 150,000 unarmed protestors. Over 200 people were killed.
1927 - A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, killed 78 children.
1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, was last seen alive.
1951 - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premiered in London... 'X' ratings at that time were not the same as today - through 1951-1970 - it meant the film was for viewers over 16.
1956 - Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appeared in newspaper syndication.
1959 - Rawhide premiered on CBS.
1961 - #1 Hit January 9, 1961 - January 29, 1961: Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland by Night
1968 - It Tales a Thief, starring RobertWagner, debuted on ABC
1984 - Wendy's "Where's The Beef" commercials with Clara Peller began
1988 - #1 Hit January 9, 1988 - January 15, 1988: Whitney Houston - So Emotional
1996- 3rd Rock From The Sun debuted on NBC
1997 - Antiques Roadshow debuted on PBS
2000 - Malcom in the Middle premiered on FX
2007 - Apple's iPhone was unveiled.
2009 - Bride Wars debuted in theaters.
2011 - Bob's Burgers premiered on FOX
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.
The word criminal does not mean 'evil.' It simply means 'any
person who does any illegal thing.' Remember that next time you
watch the news.
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