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)
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.