November 23 Holidays and Observances, Events and History

November 23 Holidays and Observances, Events and History

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Holidays and Observances(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on November 23, include:

  • Blackout Wednesday – November 23, 2022 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Dr. Who Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Fibonacci Day
  • International Image Consultant Day
  • National Cashew Day
  • National Espresso Day
  • National Jukebox Day – November 23, 2022 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • Old Clem’s Night
  • Spitegiving – November 23, 2022 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Tie One on Day – November 23, 2022 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • What Do You Love About America Day – November 23, 2022 (Six Days after Third Thursday in November)
  • Wolfenoot

2022 Weekly Holidays that include November 23, are:

  • Better Conversation Week – November 20-26, 2022 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
  • Church / State Separation Week – November 20-26, 2022 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
  • GERD Awareness Week (Gastroesophaseal Reflux Disease) – November 20-26, 2022 (Week of Thanksgiving)
  • International Restorative Justice Week – November 20-27, 2022 (Third Week of November)
  • National Bible Week – November 20-27, 2022 (Week of U.S. Thanksgiving – Sunday to Sunday)
  • National Deal Week – November 23-29, 2022 (Week that begins on the Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving)
  • National Family Week – November 20-26, 2022 (Thanksgiving Week and also on May 1-7, 2022 – First Full Week of May)
  • National Farm-City Week – November 17-24, 2022 (Week that always ends on Thanksgiving Day)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week – November 20-26, 2022 (Sunday-Saturday of Thanksgiving Week)
  • National Geography Awareness Week – November 20-26, 2022 (Third Full Week in November)
  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – November 18-24

2022 Monthly Holidays that include November 23, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our November Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of November.

NOTE: A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for November 23 is Sagittarius.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for November are:

  • Chrysanthemum – abundance, cheerfulness, compassion, friendship, secret love


The Birthstone(s) for November is Topaz and Citrine.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1804 – Franklin Pierce, American General, lawyer and politician who became the 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
  • 1888 – Harpo Marx, American comedian and musician and one of the Marx Brothers (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • 1814 – Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician who became the 5th Vice President of the United States (b. 1744)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1983 – Actress Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Tyler Moore Show) marries D. Robert Levine
  • 2018 – Canadian singer Justin Bieber acknowledged that he had married model Hailey Baldwin

Quote of the Day

HELP is one of the most powerful words that you can use! It is hard to ask others for help, but we all need help at certain points of our lives, so don’t feel bad for asking for help from family and friends when you need it! Ask for what you need!

Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to Come!

This Day in History

  • 1890 – King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir so a special law is passed for his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him
  • 1939 – During World War II, the HMS Rawalpindi is sunk by the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst
  • 1943 – During World War II, Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to the America forces
  • 1946 – The French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam results in the death of thousands of civilians
  • 1955 – The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the U.K. to that of Australia
  • 1971 – Representatives of the People’s Republic of China attend the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council for the first time
  • 1978 – A Cyclone kills approx. 1,000 people in eastern Sri Lanka
  • 1985 – Egypt Air Flight 648 from Athens to Cairo is hijacked by gunman. 60 people die in the raid when Egyptian commandos storm the plan when it lands in Malta
  • 1996 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, but runs out of fuel and crashes in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros killing 125
  • 2007 – After hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands, MS Explorer a cruise liner sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentia, fortunately no fatalities
  • 2019 – The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia dies

This Day in Music

  • 1970 – My Sweet Lord is released by George Harrison as his first single as a solo artist. It goes to #1 in the UK and the US
  • 1991 – Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen announces that he is HIV-positive. He dies on the following day
  • 1991 – Michael Bolton’s cover of When a Man Loves a Woman hits #1 in America (video below)
  • 1995 – Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris
  • 2011 – 90 minute a Very Gage Thanksgiving special by Lady Gaga airs on ABC

This Day in Sports

  • 1904 – The III Summer Olympic Games close in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 – Sammy Baugh, quarterback for the Washington Redskins passes for 6 touchdowns vs. the Chicago Cardinals. The final score is 45-21
  • 1988 – Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th National Hockey League goal
  • 2014 – A suicide bomber at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan kills 40 people

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Wishing You a Great Day Today!