\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
November 15, 1937
Hekzebiah Hawkins creates Sadie Hawkins Day
Not a real holiday, Sadie Hawkins Day was invented by Hekzebiah Hawkins whose daughter was "the homeliest gal in the hills." Al Capp's "Lil' Abner" comic strip debuted Hawkins' new holiday, which allowed girls to do the asking one day a year, on November 15, 1937.