Happy birthday, Barbie!

Today is Barbie’s birthday!  Barbie was “born” on March 9, 1959 making her 61 years-old today.  Barbie isn’t her real name, though.  Even though everyone calls her Barbie, it’s just a nickname. Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she’s named after the daughter of Mattel’s co-founders, Ruth and Elliot Handler.  She’s had tons of careers, including astronaut and doctor.  She even ran for president for the first time in 1992.