Holidays Calendar for November 30, 2016

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”.

Thanksgiving Day isn't observed on the mainland Australia, however, Norfolk Islands, that is Australian external territory, do celebrate this holiday. It annually falls on the last Wednesday in November.


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.

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.

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

Martyrdom of Imam Reza is an Iranian religious and public holiday celebrated on the 29th or 30th day of the Islamic month of Safar. It is dedicated to Ali al-Ridha, also known as Imam Riza, the eight Shia Imam.


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

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.

This Day in History

  • 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.
  • 1982 Michael Jacksons second album Thriller was released worldwide. It would eventually become the No1 best-selling record album in history.
  • 1981 The representatives from the United States and the United Union began to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe.
  • 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 remembered 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 tenor of his generation and he gained international fame for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique.
  • 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, the 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.
  • 1945 Born: Roger Glover, British bassist, songwriter and producer. The audience knows him as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
  • 1936 The Crystal Palace in London was destroyed by fire. The palace is still not rebuilt.
  • 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 d 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.