November 16

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 16, include:

  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)
  • Children's Grief Awareness Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday of November - One Week before Thanksgiving)
  • Educator for a Day - November 16, 2023 (Thursday of American Education Week)
  • Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day 
  • International Day for Tolerance 
  • International Guinness World Records Day - November 16, 2023 (Thursday of Second Full Week in November)
  • National Button Day 
  • National Fast Food Day 
  • National Rural Health Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)
  • Social Enterprise Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)
  • Use Less Stuff Day - November 16, 2023 (Thursday of the week before Thanksgiving)
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)
  • World Philosophy Day - November 16, 2023 (Third Thursday in November)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 16, are:

  • Orangutan Caring Week - November 12-18, 2023
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week - November 11-17, 2023 (Begins Second Saturday to Friday)
  • World Kindness Week - November 12-18, 2023 (Always has the 13th of November in it)

2023 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)

  • Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
  • Pirates Fest - Cayman Islands National Festival - November 3-26, 2023 (Little Cayman - November 3-5, 2023; Grand Cayman - November 9-19, 2023; Cayman Brac - November 24-26, 2023) 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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