Holidays Calendar for November 30, 2015

Independence Day is a public holiday in Yemen. It's annually celebrated on November 30, that is anniversary of declaration of independence from the United Kingdom in 1967.

People of Barbados celebrate Independence Day on November 30. This holiday commemorates the enactment of the Barbados Independence Act 1966, that granted the island independence from Great Britain.

Bonifacio Day is one of the public holidays in the Philippines. This holiday is celebrated on November 30 to commemorate the birthday of Andrés Bonifacio, a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary leader, often called “the Father of the Philippine Revolution”.

The feast day of St. Andrew is celebrated in many countries around the world on November 30. For instance, St. Andrew Day is a national day in Scotland, while in Romania this is a public holiday.

Stomach Cancer Awareness Day is held on November 30, the last day of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. This awareness campaign was launched by My Gut Feeling, a Canadian support network providing advocacy, education, and information for stomach cancer patients and survivors, as well as their caregivers and family members.

Cities for Life Day is an annual event, that is held in many capitals on November 30. This festivity is organized to support the abolition of death penalty around the world.

International Kickboxing Day is celebrated annually on November 30. It was established by the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) to commemorate the day when WAKO was provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Every year people in South Africa celebrate Regina Mundi Day on November 30. This holiday was established by President Nelson Mandela in 1997.

National Mate Day (Día Nacional del Mate) is celebrated annually on November 30. It was established in 2014 to recognize the country’s national drink and celebrate the birthday of Andrés Guazurary, the only Argentinian caudillo (provincial governor) of fully indigenous origin.

The Day to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from the Arab Countries and Iran is an Israeli memorial day marked annually on November 30. It was established to commemorate the beginning of the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries in 1947.

If you are fond of light desserts, you absolutely need to celebrate National Mousse Day observed on November 30. This food holiday is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some delicious light-as-feather dessert.

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.


Pets, or companion animals, play a very important role in many people’s lives. Some people even regard them as family members. So it’s not surprising that many pet owners (or “guardians”) celebrate World Pet Day. This unofficial holiday has several possible dates, the most popular ones being September 27 and November 30.

National Mason Jar Day is observed annually on November 30. It celebrates glass jars that are widely used not only in home canning, but also as drinking glasses, candle holders, vases, and in various crafts.

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is an annual United Nations observance held on November 30. It was originally observed on April 29, marking the anniversary of the day the Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force in 1997.

Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to raise public awareness of computer related security issues. This observance annually falls on November 30 and it's very popular among some organizations.

National Meth Awareness Day, also known as National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, is observed annually on November 30. It was created to raise awareness of the devastating effects of methamphetamine addiction on individuals, families, and entire communities, as well as to encourage people struggling with it to get help and take the first step toward recovery.

Everyone deserves personal space; you don’t owe anyone physical contact if you’re not feeling like it, no matter your relationship with a person. National Personal Space Day was created to remind people about this simple but often forgotten truth and recognize everyone’s right to decide when, how and by whom they want to be touched.

This Day in History

  • 2018 Died: George H. W. Bush, American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
  • 2013 Died: Paul Walker, American actor. He is best remembered for the roles in films She's All That, Varsity Blues, The Fast and Furious.
  • 2004 Lion Air Flight 538 overran the runway upon landing at Surakarta. 23 passengers, the captain and a flight attendant died.
  • 2004 A longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City finally lost. He won 74 games in a row, his total earning on Jeopardy! was $3,196,300.
  • 1999 British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merged to form BAE Systems. The company became Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
  • 1998 Exxon and Mobil signed a $73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, one of the world's largest companies.
  • 1989 Died: Ahmadou Ahidjo, Cameroonian politician, the 1st President of Cameroon, serving from May 5, 1960 to November 6, 1982.
  • 1985 Born: Kaley Cuoco, American actress and producer, best known for playing Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules, Penny on The Bing Bang Theory, and Cassie Bowen on The Flight Attendant.
  • 1985 Born: Chrissy Teigen, American model and television personality. She made her professional modeling debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010.
  • 1982 Michael Jackson's second album Thriller was released worldwide. It would eventually become the No1 best-selling record album in history.
  • 1981 Representatives from the United States and the United Union began to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe.
  • 1978 Born: Gael García Bernal. Mexican actor and producer known for his roles in Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también, Babel, Coco, and other films.
  • 1967 Born: Joseph Corré, British businessman. In 1994 he co-founded the lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur.
  • 1965 Born: Ben Stiller, American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles in successful comedies such as the Night at the Museum trilogy, Meet the Parents, Tropic Thunder etc.
  • 1957 Died: Beniamino Gigli, Italian opera singer. Gigli was one of the most famous tenors of his generation and he gained international fame for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique.
  • 1955 Born: Billy Idol (stage name of William Michael Albert Broad), British and American singer, songwriter, musician and actor who first achieved fame as the lead singer of Generation X.
  • 1954 Died: Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer. He is considered to be one of the most important and greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century.
  • 1954 The Hodges meteorite fell in Sylacauga, Alabama, USA. The meteorite crashed through a roof and hit a woman taking an afternoon nap. It's the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from the space.
  • 1952 Born: Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer, known for his work in musical theatre, television, and film. He is known for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • 1945 Born: Roger Glover, British bassist, songwriter and producer. The audience knows him as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
  • 1937 Born: Ridley Scott, English filmmaker. His best known films include, but are not limited to, Alien, Gladiator, Robin Hood, Blade Runner, Prometheus, The Martian, Thelma & Louise, and more.
  • 1936 The Crystal Palace in London was destroyed by fire. The palace is still not rebuilt.
  • 1935 Born: Woody Allen, American filmmaker, actor and comedian whose best known films include Annie Hall, Bullets Over Broadway, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, and many others.
  • 1934 Died: Hélène Boucher, French pilot. She set several women world records, including one which was also a world record for either sex.
  • 1915 Born: Henry Taube, Canadian-born American chemist, noted for his work in the mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions in metal complexes. This work brought him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1983.
  • 1901 Died: Edward John Eyre, English explorer of Australia, Governor of Jamaica. Many geographical objects are named after him in Australia.
  • 1900 Died: Oscar Wilde, Irish author and poet. He was one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1980s, today he is mainly remembered for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  • 1889 Born: Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist, remembered for his work on neurons. His work brought him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1932.
  • 1874 Born: Winston Churchill, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 26, 1951 to April 6, 1955. Churchill is also known as a successful writer, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
  • 1873 Died: Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant and explorer. He was given a land grant of 10,000 acres to establish the first European settlement on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The settlement developed into the present-day town of Berry.
  • 1872 The first ever international football match took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1869 Born: Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and engineer, the founder of the AGA company. In 1912 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys.
  • 1835 Born: Mark Twain, American author, world renowned for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • 1810 Born: Oliver Winchester, American businessman and politician, best known for manufacturing and marketing the Winchester repeating rifle.
  • 1786 The Grand Duchy of Tuscany became the first modern state to abolish the death penalty.
  • 1718 Died: Charles XII, King of Sweden from April 5, 1897 to his death.
  • 1667 Born: Jonathan Swift, Irish author, poet and priest. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, The Battle of the Books and A Tale of a Tub.
  • 1600 Died: Nanda Bayin, King of Toungoo Dynasty of Burma (present-day Myanmar) from 1581 to 1599. He presided over the collapse of the Toungoo Empire, the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia.