Holidays Calendar for November 29, 2019

Liberation Day is celebrated in Albania on November 29. This holiday was established to celebrate the day, when Albania was liberated from Nazi occupation during World War II on November 29, 1944.

The Republic of Vanuatu consists of 83 relatively small islands, where people speak 113 languages. Unity Day, celebrated every year on November 29, was created to unite all peoples of Vanuatu into one single nation.

The Liberians celebrate one of the public holidays on November 29. This holidays is called William Tubman's Birthday and it marks the birthday of the longest serving President of Liberia William Tubman.

The Day the Maldives Embraced Islam is a public holiday in the Maldives. It is celebrated each year on the first day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-thani.


Family Day is a public holiday in Palau celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is usually the fourth or sometimes the fifth Friday in November. It was officially established by the government of Palau to celebrate family values and give the citizens a long weekend.


Lemon cream pie is a Southern specialty which was first made in the 1920s, although lemon flavored desserts had emerged much earlier. Treat yourself to a slice of this delicious pie on the National Lemon Cream Pie Day celebrated on November 29.

The Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. is often referred to as Black Friday. It marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and many retailers offer promotional sales on this day. Black Friday used to be a typically American phenomenon, but lately it has been promoted by retailers in many countries.


Buy Nothing Day is an annual international event, that takes place on Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the USA and on the next Saturday in other countries. It was started in Canada in 1992.


A UN international observance International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People annually falls on November 29. This observance was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1977, the first appropriate events were organized in 1978.

National Day of Listening is an unofficial holiday celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. It was launched in 2008 by StoryCorps, a NPO whose mission is to provide Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds to record, preserve, and share the stories of their lives.


This Day in History

  • 2011 Died: Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian and actor. He gained enormous success as a comedian and starred in several comedies, including Scary Movie 4 and Furry Vengeance.
  • 2010 Died: Mario Monicelli, Italian director. He was a six-time Oscar nominee, becoming domestically and internationally famous. He is regarded to be one of the masters of the Commedia all'Italiana.
  • 2008 Died: Jørn Utzon, Danish architect. His most notable work was the design of the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
  • 2006 Died: Allen Carr, British author. He wrote a number of books about quitting different physiological dependencies. His most popular book is The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.
  • 2001 Died: George Harrison, English musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
  • 1991 Died: Ralph Bellamy, American actor. His career spanned for 62 years, during which he played a number of leading, supporting roles. His most notable works include The Winds of War, Pretty Woman, The Awful Truth.
  • 1987 Korean Air Flight 858 exploded upon denotation of a bomb planted inside an overhead storage bin in the passenger cabin. At this time the aircraft was over Thai-Burmese border, 115 people were killed.
  • 1981 Died: Natalie Wood, American actress, best known for her roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story.
  • 1972 American video game company released Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 1963 Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashed shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport. All 118 people on board were killed.
  • 1961 A chimpanzee Enos was launched into space during Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission. The aircraft with Enos orbited Earth twice and splashed down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1953 Born: Jackie French, Australian author. She wrote over 140 books and won more than 60 national and international awards. She is considered to be one of the most popular and awarded children's authors. Her best known novels include Hitler's Daughter, Somewhere Around the Corner, Diary of a Wombat, To the Moon and Back.
  • 1933 Died: J. R. D. Tata, French-born Indian aviator and businessman. He founded Tata Motors, one of the world's largest motor vehicle manufacturing companies.
  • 1932 Born: Jacques Chirac, French politician, the 22nd President of France. His presidency lasted from May 17, 1995 to May 16, 2007.
  • 1924 Died: Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer. He is regarded to be one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century, whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.
  • 1921 Born: Virginia Ruth Egnor, better known by name Dagmar, American actress and model. She became the first major female star of television during the 1950s.
  • 1920 Born: Joe Weider, Canadian bodybuilder and entrepreneur, one of the co-founding members of the International Federation of BodyBuildres (IFBB).
  • 1920 Born: Joseph Shivers, American chemist, best known as the inventor of spandex, a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity.
  • 1898 Born: C. S. Lewis, Irish author and poet, best known for his fictional works, especially The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy and The Screwtape Letters.
  • 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1874 Born: António Egas Moniz, Portuguese neurologist. He developed a procedure, that is today known as lobotomy, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949.
  • 1864 The Battle of Spring Hill took place during the American Civil War. A Confederate advance into Tennessee missed an opportunity to crush the Union Army.
  • 1849 Born: John Ambrose Fleming, British engineer and physicist, renowned for inventing the first vacuum tube. He is also known for developing the left hand rule for electric motors.
  • 1825 Born: Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist, pathologist. His name is associated with many medical eponyms.
  • 1802 Born: Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and novelist. He is best known for his fairy tales, including The Story of Little Muck, Caliph Stork etc.
  • 1781 The crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered 133 African by damping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1777 The city of San Jose, California, was founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, becoming the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1729 The Natchez Indians rose a rebellion against the French. 138 French men, 35 women and 56 children were massacred by the Indians at Fort Rosalie, near the present-day Natchez, Mississipi.
  • 1643 Died: Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer, singer and priest. His works marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of Baroque period.
  • 1394 King Yi Seong-gye of Korea, the founder of the Joseon dynasty, moved the capital from of his kingdom from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, present-day Seoul.