NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY
Winston Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was best known for leading Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War and winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. This day was created in 1963 when then President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed a bill into law making Winston Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States.
When is Winston Churchill Day?
Annually on April 9th
Holidays Celebrated on April 9th:
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
National Name Yourself Day
National Unicorn Day
National Winston Churchill Day
National Alcohol Screening Day – Thursday of First Full Week in April
How is National Winston Churchill Day Celebrated?
- Binge watch your favorite British TV shows and movies – Downtown Abbey, Dr. Who, James Bond, Dunkirk and more.
- Read “My Early Life” by Churchill himself for a greater understanding of the man.
- Go see the Oscar-nominated film “The Darkest Hour”.
- Check out Winstonchurchill.org, billed as the ultimate online resource about the life of Winston Churchill.
- If you’re in New York, go to The Churchill Tavern, where they’ll be specials to honor the Prime Minister.
- Winston Churchill’s mother was an American from Brooklyn.
- He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953.
- He is famous for his indelible statements that are often quoted, such as “if you’re going through hell, keep going”, “history will be kind to me for I intend to write it” and “the price of greatness is responsibility”.
- Winston Churchill published more than 40 books and countless articles in his lifetime.
- When Churchill died in 1965, his funeral was the largest in history at that time.
Famous birthdays on April 9th:
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- Kristen Stewart – American Actress
- Elle Fanning – American Actress
- Leighton Meester – American Actress
- Dennis Quaid – American Actor
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Other holidays celebrated in April include April Fool’s Day. There are your health holidays, which includes World Health Day and Autism Awareness Day, And of course – we have the fun holidays from World Party Day to National Siblings Day and National Pet Day. Let’s not forget the numerous food and drink holidays – from National Empanada day to National Beer Day.