About National Barbie Day
Barbie's official birthday is March 9th 1959, the day she was unveiled to the toy industry during the New York Toy Fair.
Barbie first appeared in her iconic black-and-white striped swimsuit. Barbie was joined by Ken in 1961.
- Did you know? Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
- Did you know? Barbie only got a belly button in 2000.