Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for December 9
1980: It was 61 degrees F in Boston at 1:00 A.M.
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Birthday Lore for December 9
You are slightly inclined toward pessimism and should strive to curb this tendency. You have keen intuitive powers and through them quite frequently save yourself and friends from disaster. You are kind, somewhat sensitive, versatile, discreet, and eager to learn. You are loving and considerate in your home.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1916: Kirk Douglas (actor)
Born 1978: Jesse Metcalfe (actor)
Born 1957: Donnie Osmond (entertainer)
On This Day in History
1940: British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa during World War II
1793: Noah Webster established The American Minerva, NY's first daily newspaper
1951: Bob Waterfield became the first professional football player to kick 5 field goals in one game
Signs of the Zodiac
SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)
The Archer. Ruling planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Quality: Philosophical.Ability: To see the bigger picture. You are the philosophers of the zodiac. On a personal mission to discover Truth (with a capital “T”), you intuitively understand that there is more to life and living than what is apparent on the surface. You seek to know the inner causes of the outer manifestations, and yours is a spiritual quest.