Fun Father's Days Tidbits

  • Nearly 95 million Father’s Day cards were given last year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fourth-largest card-sending occasion. Did you get your Daddio card? You still can.
    (Christmas, Valentine’s day and Mother’s day are 1,2, and 3)
    Daddio
  • More than 68 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.
  • The idea of Father’s Day was conceived in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Dodd while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
  • There are 64.3 million estimated number of fathers across the nation.
  • There are 140,000 estimated stay-at-home dads in the country.
  • 25.8 million fathers who are part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2008.
  • Father’s Day was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
  • 1.8 million is the number of single fathers in 2008. Currently, among single parents living with their children, 16 percent are men.
  • In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day with a presidential proclamation.

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