Father’s Day 2023 is nearly here — and families across the country are preparing to celebrate the dads, grandads, uncles and other loved ones in their lives on this special occasion.
The annual celebration is a time when many people will shower their dads, stepdads, grandfathers and other male role models with love, gifts and time — but there’s a rich history behind the celebratory day that everyone may not know.
See how well you know these facts about the special day — and about some famous dads, too — in this fun lifestyle quiz!
Which U.S. president signed Father’s Day into law in 1972?
- Lyndon B. Johnson
- Richard Nixon
- Gerald Ford
- Jimmy Carter
The nation’s first Father’s Day celebration took place in which state?
Which TV father was given the title “America’s Dad” (A documentary based on his life was given the same nickname.)
- Bob Saget
- Tim Allen
- Ed O’Neill
- John Goodman
In 2022, how much did consumers spend on average for Father’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation?
In some Catholic countries, Father’s Day takes place on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19 — true or false?
A former member of the “brat pack,” Emilio Estevez, is the son of which Golden Globe-winning actor?
- Martin Sheen
- Jon Voight
- Michael Douglas
- Clint Eastwood
Since 1972, Father’s Day has not always been celebrated on the third Sunday in June — true or false?
How many fathers were stay-at-home dads in 2021, according to Pew Research Center?
- 1.5 million fathers
- 1.8 million fathers
- 2.1 million fathers
- 2.4 million fathers
What is the most popular Father’s Day gift, according to the National Retail Federation?
- Greeting cards
- Special outing (dinner or brunch)
- Gift cards
What is the official flower for Father’s Day?
Which comedian starred in the film “Father of the Bride,” playing the lovable suburban dad?
- Robin Williams
- Martin Short
- Chevy Chase
- Steve Martin
Which U.S. president is the only one to have enjoyed the birth of a child in the White House?
- Rutherford B. Hayes
- Grover Cleveland
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Calvin Coolidge
Between his two marriages, President John Tyler was the father of how many children?
The first event explicitly honoring fathers was a one-time commemoration in memory of the 362 men who died in an explosion at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in West Virginia — true or false?
Which Hollywood dad is “taking a break from acting” to spend more time with his wife and kids?
- Matthew McConaughey
- Hugh Jackman
- John Krasinski
- Chris Hemsworth
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