30 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Andrea Doria, 1466
  • Philip Sidney, 1554
  • Jonathan Swift, 1667
  • John Toland, 1670
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 1835
  • Winston Churchill, 1874
  • Donald Ogden Stewart, 1894
  • Bronko Nagurski, 1908
  • Gordon Parks, 1912
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 1918
  • Virginia Mayo, 1920
  • Allan Sherman, 1924
  • Shirley Chisholm, 1924
  • Richard Crenna, 1927
  • Dick Clark, 1929
  • G. Gordon Liddy, 1930
  • Abbie Hoffman, 1936
  • Robert Guillaume, 1937
  • David Mamet, 1947
  • Mandy Patinkin, 1952
  • June Pointer, 1953
  • Billy Idol, 1955
  • Bo Jackson, 1962
  • Ben Stiller, 1965

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Pius VIII, 1830
  • Oscar Wilde, 1900
  • Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, 1916
  • Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones), 1930
  • Ernst Lubitsch, 1947
  • Sir Compton Mackenzie, 1972
  • Terence Rattigan, 1977
  • Zeppo Marx, 1979
  • Joyce Grenfell, 1979
  • James Baldwin, 1987
  • Norman Cousins, 1990
  • Tiny Tim, 1996
  • George Harrison, 2001
  • Gertrude Ederle, 2003
  • Evel Knievel, 2007
  • Jim Nabors, 2017
  • George Herbert Walker Bush, 2018

Today's Events:

  • 1609 - Galileo first observes the moon through his telescope.
  • 1764 - Cornerstone of Theatre Royal, Bristol, England laid-oldest theatre still in use in England.
  • 1782 - U.S. and Britain sign preliminary Treaty of Paris ending U.S. War of Independence.
  • 1870 - First International Association football match-England vs. Scotland.
  • 1924 - First transmission of radio photographs from Britain to America.
  • 1936 - Crystal Palace, London, destroyed by fire.
  • 1940 - USSR invades Finland.
  • 1956 - Floyd Patterson KO's Archie Moore, 42, in 5th at Chi. succeeding Marciano as heavyweight. boxing champ.
  • 1982 - Michael Jackson's Thriller album released; will go on to sell a record 66 million copies.
  • 1989 - Japanese developer pays $51.3 m. for Picasso's 1904 'Pierrette's Wedding' at Paris auction.
  • 1993 - Brady handgun bill finally becomes law requiring five-day waiting period to purchase guns in U.S.A.
  • 1995 - Bill Clinton becomes first US president to visit Northern Ireland.
  • 2017 - Dow Jones soars over 24,000 for the first time, barely a month after hitting 23,000.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Andrew the Apostle
  • Cuthbert Maye
  • Sapor

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Barbados (1966), South Yemen (1967)
  • St. Andrew's Day in Scotland
  • National Heroes Day in Philippines

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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