March 9, 1959 (Monday)
- The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Ruth Handler named the doll for her daughter. In 1961, her son Ken would have his name bestowed on another doll.
- Born: Giovanni di Lorenzo, European journalist, in Stockholm
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Famous quotes containing the word march:
“When all is over and you march for home,
The spoils of war are easily disposed of:”
—Robert Graves (18951985)