November 22

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 22, include:

  • Blackout Wednesday - November 22, 2023 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Go For a Ride Day 
  • Humane Society Anniversary Day 
  • National Cranberry Relish Day 
  • National Jukebox Day - November 22, 2023 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • National Stop the Violence Day 
  • Spitegiving - November 22, 2023 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Start Your Own Country Day 
  • Tie One on Day - November 22, 2023 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • What Do You Love About America Day - November 22, 2023 (Six Days after Third Thursday in November)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 22, are:

  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - November 18-24

2023 Monthly Holidays that include November 22, 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 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 22 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

  • 1515 - Mary of Guise, Queen of Scots (d. 1560)
  • 1744 - Abigail Adams, Wife of John Adams and 2nd First Lady of the U.S. (d. 1818)
  • 1868 - John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician who became the 32nd Vice President of the U.S. (d. 1967)
  • 1932 - Robert Vaugh, American actor and director (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) (d. 2016)
  • 1943 - Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster

Famous Deaths

  • 1718 - Blackbeard - English pirate (b. 1680)
  • 1875 - Henry Wilson - American colonel and politician who became the 18th Vice President of the U.S. (b. 1812)
  • 1963 - John F. Kennedy - American lieutenant and politician who became the 35th President of the U.S. (b. 1917)
  • 1963 - C.S. Lewis - British writer (The Chronicles of Narnia (b. 1898)
  • 1980 - Mae West - American actress (b. 1893)
  • 2001 - Mary Kay Ash - American businesswoman who founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1965 - Singer Bob Dylan marries American model and actress Sara Lowndes
  • 1998 - English Actress Kate Winslet (Titanic) marries assistant film director Jim Threapleton
  • 2003 - Country singer Wynonna Judd (The Judd's) marries D.R. Roach

Quote of the Day

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November 22nd is Humane Society Anniversary Day
Here is their Mission Statement:

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals.

Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary work, as well as other hands-on animal care services, we help thousands of animals every year. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.

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

Thanksgiving is coming up this year on November 24th!

The traditional Thanksgiving Food includes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, ham, cranberries, rolls, green beans or corn, and topped off with pumpkin pie!  It's a high-fat, carbohydrate feast that would put us off, any other day of the year, but is a must for Thanksgiving!  Or is it?

Thanksgiving Food Tips!

Check out our Thanksgiving Food simple tips that can make your Thanksgiving feast a simpler, stress-free, healthier meal.

This Day in History

  • 1718 - Royal Navy Lt. Robert Maynard attacks and boards the ships of the British pirate Edward Teach aka Blackbeard off the coast of North Carolina
  • 1943 - During World War II, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt to talk about ways to defeat Japan
  • 1943 - Lebanon gains their independence from France
  • 1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, and the U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States
  • 1974 - The U.N. General Assembly grant the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status
  • 1975 - Following the death of Francisco Franco, Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain
  • 1977 - British Airways begins Concorde service from London to New York City
  • 1988 - The first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed in Palmdale, CA
  • 1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election
  • 1995 - Toy Story is released by Pixar Animation Studios as the first feature length film created completely from using computer generated imagery
  • 2002 - More than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest in Nigeria
  • 2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

This Day in Music

  • 1968 - The White Album, a double album, is released by The Beatles
  • 1975 - That's The Way (I Like It) by KC & the Sunshine Bank hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 2005 - Hypnotize is released by System Of A Down which hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 2011 - Taylor Swift brings out James Taylor to perform Fire and Rain (video below) and Fifteen with her
  • 2020 - Taylor Swift wins Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards for the third year in a row

This Day in Sports

  • 1956 - The XVI Summer Olympics open in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1957 - Mickey Mantle wins the AL MVP for the second time
  • 1961 - Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawk's sets an NBA record after hitting 19 of 19 free throws
  • 1986 - Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oiler's becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1987 - Dale Earnhardt wins the 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 1992 - Sandra Volker swims a world record 50m backstroke in 28.57 seconds
  • 2003 - England beats Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Meleagrine (adjective)

1. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the genus Meleagris, including turkeys.

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