Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day and today, March 9th, is Barbie’s 50th birthday: the now, iconic hourglass-shaped doll was first introduced at the American Toy Fair in New York City on this day in 1959.
International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Some say Barbie does all that too, in high heels and the latest fashion. Among her many accomplishments and careers: Barbie has a pilot’s license and the pilot’s outfit. She has also been a flight attendant and, in 1965, and astronaut.