November 16

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on November 16, include:

  • Guinness World Record Day - November 16, 2024 (Third Saturday in November)
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day 
  • International Day for Tolerance 
  • International Games Day - November 16, 2024 (Third Saturday in November)
  • National Button Day 
  • National Fast Food Day 
  • Playmobile's National Day of Play - November 16, 2024 (Third Saturday in November)
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include November 16, are:

  • Geography Awareness Week - November 13-17, 2024 
  • International Week of Science and Peace - November 10-16, 2024 (The week in which November 11 falls)
  • National Donor Sabbath - November 15-17, 2024 (Friday-Sunday, two weeks before Thanksgiving)
  • National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week - November 9-17, 2024 (Begins on Second Saturday in November for 9 Days)
  • National Nurse Practitioner's Week - November 10-16, 2024
  • Operating Room Nurse Awareness Week - November 10-16, 2024 (Second Full Week in November) - Also Known as Perioperative Nurse Week
  • Orangutan Caring Week - November 10-16, 2024
  • Perioperative Nurse Week - November 10-16, 2024 (Second Full Week in November) - Also Known as Operating Room Nurse Awareness Week
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend - November 16-17, 2024; November 23-24, 2024
  • World Kindness Week - November 10-16, 2024 (Always has the 13th of November in it)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include November 16, 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.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Pirates Fest - Cayman Islands National Festival - November 1-24, 2024 (Little Cayman - November 1-3, 2024; Grand Cayman - November 8-17, 2024; Cayman Brac - November 22-24, 2024) This is the Cayman Islands, National Festival and features different events such as street dances, costumes, float parade, heritage days, underwater treasure hunt, games, controlled mayhem with a mock invasion, lots of music and events for kids and teens.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for November 16 is Scorpio.

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

  • 1958 - Marg Helgenberger - American actress (China Beach, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • 1967 - Lisa Bonet - American actress and director (The Cosby Show)

Famous Deaths

  • 1272 - Henry III of England (b. 1207)
  • 1950 - Bob Smith - American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • 1960 - Clark Gable - American actor (Gone With The Wind) (b. 1901)
  • 2005 - Donald Watson - English activist who founded the Vegan Society (b. 1910)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1973 - Isaac Asimov, Sci-fi author divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage
  • 1981 - 16 million people watch Luke marry Laura on TV soap "General Hospital"
  • 1987 - Singer Lenny Kravitz marries actress Lisa Bonet
  • 2017 - Tennis champion Serena Williams marries Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian 

Quote of the Day

Enjoy Every Moment!

Enjoy Every Moment!

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

November 16 is National Fast Food Day!

Fast food portions are out of control and eating at fast food establishments is not a healthy diet habit. If you are like most of us, you eat what you want, whenever you want it, with no thought to calories or portion size!

November 16 is National Fast Food Day!

The key to eating successfully at fast food restaurants is to know what you are eating and be aware of fast food portions. What sounds healthy may not be healthy at all!

Here is some additional information on fast food from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website:

This Day in History

  • 1776 - Fort Washington is captured by the British and Hessian troops during the American Revolutionary War
  • 1793 - Ninety dissident Roman Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes during the French Revolution
  • 1822 - William Becknell a trader from Missouri arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail
  • 1871 - The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) receives its charter from New York State
  • 1907 - The Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma and is admitted to the United States as the 46th State
  • 1914 - The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States opens
  • 1920 - Australia's national airline, Qantas is founded 
  • 1933 - The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations
  • 1945 - UNESCO is founded
  • 1973 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act is signed into law by U.S. President Richard Nixon, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline
  • 2002 - The first cases of the 2002-2004 SARS outbrea are traced back to Foshan, Guangdong Province in China

This Day in Music

  • 1974 - Whatever Gets You Thru the Night from John Lennon hits #1 in America
  • 1975 - The Donny & Marie show starring Donny and Marie Osmond debuts on ABC
  • 1985 - We Built This City by Starship hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 2000 - Jewel becomes one of the first artists to stream a concert online to benefit an organization working to bring clean water to those who need it
  • 2005 - Pink Floyd, Eurythmics and The Kinks are inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame
  • 2010 - The Beatle's music is made available for digital download for the first time on iTunes
  • 2019 - Donny and Marie Osmond play their last show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas after 1,730 shows

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This Day in Sports

  • 1926 - The Montreal Maroons win the New York Rangers ice hockey club first game 1-0
  • 1962 - Wilk Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points in a 127-111 win over the New York Knicks
  • 1986 - Dale Earnhardt wins the 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 1997 - Jeff Gordon wins the 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Blobbily (adverb)

1. In a blobby manner.

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