National Ballpoint Pen Day - June 10


Grab your ballpoint pen and write this on your calendar, June 10th of each year is National Ballpoint Pen Day.  This special day commemorates an item that most of use everyday, the ballpoint pen and marks the anniversary of the patent filing on June 10, 1943.

Prior to 1943, anyone who wanted to write a letter or scribble some notes on a piece of paper had to find a different source to use other than the ballpoint pen.  Now the dominant writing instrument, the ballpoint pen was originally conceived and developed as a cleaner and more reliable alternative to the quill and fountain pens. Every day, millions are manufactured and sold worldwide.  Lost cost and its omnipresence assure that there is always a ballpoint pen within your reach.

In earlier years, many attempts by inventors lead to failed patents as their try at inventing workable ballpoints, found  pens that did not deliver the ink evenly and also had overflow and clogging  issues.

Brothers, Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro,  are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943.


Grab a ballpoint pen and write a letter to someone.  Use #NationalBallpointPenDay when using social media.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Ballpoint Pen Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.


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