November 18

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 18, include:

  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 
  • Family Volunteer Day - November 18, 2023 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
  • Guinness World Record Day - November 18, 2023 (Third Saturday in November)
  • International Games Day - November 18, 2023 (Third Saturday in November)
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day - November 18, 2023 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day 
  • Mickey Mouse Day 
  • National Adoption Day - November 18, 2023 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • National Apple Cider Day 
  • National Princess Day 
  • National Survivors of Suicide Day - November 18, 2023 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • National Vichyssoise Day 
  • Occult Day 
  • Playmobile's National Day of Play - November 18, 2023 (Third Saturday in November)
  • Push-button Phone Day 
  • William Tell Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 18, are:

  • Orangutan Caring Week - November 12-18, 2023
  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - November 18-24
  • World Kindness Week - November 12-18, 2023 (Always has the 13th of November in it)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include November 18, 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 18 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

  • 1909 - Johnny Mercer - American singer, songwriter and producer who co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)
  • 1970 - Peta Wilson, Australian model and actress (La Femme Nikita

Famous Deaths

  • 1886 - Chester A. Arthur - American General, lawyer and politician who became the 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
  • 1965 - Henry A. Wallace - American agronomist and politician who became the 33rd Vice President of the United States and the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (b. 1888)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1948 - KFC Founder Colonel Sanders marries his long time employee Claudia Price
  • 1962 - American singer Barry White marries Betty White
  • 2000 - American actor and producer Michael Douglas marries actress Catherin Zeta-Jones
  • 2006 - Actor and producer Tom Cruise marries actress Katie Holmes
  • 2018 - Actress and singer Mandy Moore marries singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith

Quote of the Day

Hope Endures!

HOPE Endures!

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

Tips for lightening the Thanksgiving Meal by Healthy Diet Habits!

Thanksgiving is coming up next week! 

Thanksgiving Recipes need to be lightened and variety needs to be decreased. In the real world, the average Thanksgiving recipes will set you back over 3000 calories, probably more!

Kerry has some great suggestions and tips to lighten your Thanksgiving Recipes on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

Fruit is great to serve with the Thanksgiving Meal to help lighten the calories of the Meal!

This Day in History

  • 1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico
  • 1872 - Susan B. Anthony, along with 14 other women are arrested for voting illegally in the U.S. Presidential election 
  • 1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by Panama and the United States, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone
  • 1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway
  • 1918 - Latvia declares its independence from Russia
  • 1961 - 18,000 military advisors are sent to South Vietnam by United States President John F. Kennedy
  • 1963 - The first push button phone goes into service
  • 1971 - Oman declares its independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1978 - Jim Jones, cult leader of the PeoplesTemple committed mass suicide that claimed 918 lives including 270 children in Jonestown, Guyana
  • 1988 - United States President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers
  • 1993 - The United States House of Representatives approves the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • 2013 - The MAVEN probe to Mars is launched by NASA

This Day in Music

  • 1985 - LL Cool J releases his debut album, Radio that ultimately goes Platinum
  • 1993 - Nirvana records an MTV Unplugged concert in New York
  • 1995 - Made In Heaven, the last Queen album debuts at #1 in the UK, featuring songs recorded prior to lead singer Freddie Mercury's death in 1991
  • 1997 - The Unplugged Collection, John Denver's last recording is released
  • 2002 - UP! is the fourth album released by Shania Twain
  • 2008 - American Idol winner David Cook, of Season 7, releases his self-titled debut album
  • 2012 - Justin Bieber wins Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards

Lifetime by Justin Bieber with his wife

This Day in Sports

  • 1949 - Jackie Robinson wins the NL MVP with a .342 batting average
  • 1970 - Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979 - Richard Petty with the 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 1984 - Terry Labonte wins the 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 1990 - Dale Earnhardt wins the 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 2007 - Jimmie Johnson wins the 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 2012 - Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Coherent (adjective)

1. Unified; sticking together; making up a whole.
2. Orderly, logical and consistent.

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