According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13th so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode.


Rubber Duckie

Ernie

From the Album Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 2

January 1, 2003

Rubber Duckie

Ernie

From the Album Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 2

January 1, 2003


The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way from his first concept as a chew toy for children. While the origin of the first rubber ducky is uncertain, many rubber molded toys came about when rubber manufacturing developed in the late 1800s. They produced a variety of toys from dolls and various animal shapes, including the rubber duck. 

Kicko Large Rubber Duck Toys for Kids - Jumbo Yellow Duckie for Bath Time, Kiddie Room Decoration, Party Favors, Birthday , Baby Showers, Beach and Pool Activity

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Kicko Large Rubber Duck Toys for Kids – Jumbo Yellow Duckie for Bath Time, Kiddie Room Decoration, Party Favors, Birthday , Baby Showers, Beach and Pool Activity

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In 1928, Landon Smart Lawrence received the earliest patent fora rubber duck toy. His clever design weighted the toy so that when it tipped it returned to an upright position. The sketch included with the patent was that of a duck.

During World Wars I and II, rubber was a valuable commodity. Rationing became mandatory and by the 1940s with the advent of plastic, the rubber ducky began being produced in vinyl and plastic.

Russian Sculptor Peter Ganine sculpted many animal figures. One, a duck, he later designed and patented into a floating toy which closely resembles the rubber ducky we have become familiar with today.

Sales of the iconic yellow rubber ducky we’ve come to know today soared in Britain in 2001. Why? A British Tabloid, The Sun, reported Queen Elizabeth II had a rubber duck in her bathroom that wore an inflatable crown.

The rubber ducky became a Toy Hall of Fame inductee in 2013. Founded in 1998, the Hall of Fame has only inducted 52 other toys.

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Foruidea Funny and Cute Tiled Yellow Rubber Ducky Flannel Throw Blanket Bed Blanket as Bedspread/Coverlet/Bed Cover Soft, Lightweight, Warm and Cozy 40×50 inch for Boys Girls

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HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRubberDuckyDay

Spend time with your favorite rubber ducky. Share photos of your rubber ducky collection. Discover all the different kinds of rubber duckies available. Use #NationalRubberDuckyDay to post on social media. Do you still have yours?

NATIONAL RUBBER DUCKY DAY HISTORY

While our research did not uncover the creator of National Rubber Ducky Day, National Day Calendar® is pretty fond of the idea that it has to do with Sesame Street’s Rubber Duckie.    

Find this and many more ways to celebrate every day https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-rubber-ducky-day-january-13/

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