Today’s Date: Hello there ‘Page 9’ girl!

On this day 40 years ago in 1976 the first scantily-clad young lady appeared on page 9 of the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

The first ‘Side 9-pige’ (‘Page-9 girl’) was Elin Holmtoft, who was 24 at the time.

Initially, the girls were supposed to appear on page 6, but that page was judged to be too lucrative for adverts.

In connection with the newspaper’s centenary and falling readership numbers, the page underwent a makeover in 2004.