HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICKEN BOY! Each year on September 1, thousands of people across the United States celebrate National Chicken Boy’s Day in honor of his September 1 ceremonial birthday.
A roadside icon which is often referred to as the “Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles, California”, Chicken Boy is a statue of a boy, with a chicken head, holding a bucket of chicken. Standing 22 ft. tall, he was named after the former 1960’s restaurant that shared his name.
The iconic statue remained in place at the restaurant until the owner died in 1984. At that time, Chicken Boy was given to Los Angeles art director, Amy Inouye and it was placed in storage until a suitable location could be found. Some twenty years later, Chicken Boy was moved to his new home at Inouye’s design firm. The result of the restoration of Chicken Boy was a community effort and donated funds.
A famous landmark on the historic U.S. Route 66, Chicken Boy was recognized by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Governor’r Historic Preservation Award in 2010.
- Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, Sacramento, California, 2010.
- Community Beautification Grant, City of Los Angeles, 2005-2006.
- California Preservation Foundation, Three Minute Success Story, 2009.
- Highland Park Heritage Trust Preservation Award, 2009-2010.
- Commendation, City of Los Angeles, 2009.
- Commendation, California State Assembly, Sacramento, California, 2010.
NATIONAL CHICKEN BOY’S DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chicken Boy’s Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL EMMA M. NUTT DAY
Annually celebrated each day on September 1, it is National Emma M. Nutt Day. This day commemorates Emma M. Nutt, the first female telephone operator in America.
Emma M. Nutt (1860- 1915)
September 1, 1878 was Emma’s first day of work at a telephone dispatch company.
She worked at a job she loved, in Boston Massachusetts, as a telephone operator, for over 33 years.
Emma did so well at her job that they began hiring only females as telephone dispatchers.
“‘EMMA’, A synthesized speech attendant system created by ‘Preferred Voice Inc’ and ‘Philips Electronics NV’ is named in her honor.”
NATIONAL EMMA M. NUTT DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Emma M. Nutt Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY
September is filled with many reasons to celebrate and some of the celebrations have “no rhyme or reason”.
Actually, National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, which is annually celebrated on September 1, is celebrating words, in the English language, which do not rhyme with any other words. These are words that poets try to avoid using at the end of a sentence.
For example, they are words such as:
We hope that in each and every way,
You have yourself a very good day.
And if today you are writing a poem,
Once your mind begins to roam,
Do not take any extra time
Trying to use words that will not rhyme.
NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.