Well, I missed it. (twice)
Today marked the only occasion where we could count all the way to nine using the time on the clock and the numerical date.
At 34 minutes and 56 seconds past midnight and noon today on July 8, 2009 we had 12:34:56 7/8/09. I know I was "crushed" in 1990 when I missed 12:34:56 7/8/90.
One option to catch this rare occurrence again would be go to Britain on August 7 when their official reading will be 12:34:56 7/8/09 because they transpose the date and month.