November 4

November 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 4, include:

  • Bison Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • King Tut Day 
  • Learn to Homebrew Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • National Book Lovers Day - August 9 and November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • National Candy Day 
  • National Chicken Lady Day 
  • National Easy-Bake Oven 
  • National Play Outside Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday of Every Month)
  • National Skeptics Day 
  • National Waiting for the Barbarians Day 
  • National Wine Tasting Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • Pumpkin Destruction Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • Sausage and Kraut Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
  • Use Your Common Sense Day
  • World Numbat Day - November 4, 2023 (First Saturday of November)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 4, are:

  • Medical-Surgical Nurses Week - November 1-7
  • National Fig Week - November 1-7
  • Urology Nurses and Associates Week - November 1-7
  • World Communication Week - November 1-7
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include November 4, 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 4 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

  • 1916 – Walter Cronkite, American journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created Barbie (d. 2002)
  • 1918 – Art Carney, American actor (The Honeymooners) (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • 1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress (M.A.S.H.)
  • 1946 – Laura Bush, American educator, Wife of George W. Bush, 45th First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009
  • 1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress
  • 1969 – Matthew McConaughey, American actor
  • 1969 – Sean Combs, (Puff Daddy) American rapper, producer, and actor 

Famous Deaths

  • 1955 – Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 2008 – Michael Crichton, American author (ER and Jurassic Park) (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2011 – Andy Rooney, American radio and television host (b. 1919)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1842 - Abraham Lincoln who becomes the 16th President of the U.S., marries Mary Todd

Quote of the Day


Well Done! Kids need to hear from others when they have done a great job on something! Be generous with your compliments and kindness to others! It is important to build others up, and not tear them down!

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

Kerry's Beef Vegetable Soup, is a very basic healthy soup recipe that is great and is easy to make your own modifications as to what you love! People tell me all of the time that they wish that they could make great soup.

Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

You can get Kerry's Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1493 - Christopher Columbus reaches Leeward Island and Puerto Rico on his travels
  • 1847 - Scottish Physician, Sir James Young Simpson, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform
  • 1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1922 - Tutankhamun's tomb entrance was discovered in Egypt in the Valley of the Kings by British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men
  • 1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female who is elected as Governor in the United States
  • 1952 - The National Security Agency, (NSA) is established by the U.S. Government
  • 1962 - The U.S. ends Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series
  • 1973 - Due to the 1973 oil crisis, in the Netherlands the highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters on their first car-free Sunday
  • 1979 - A group of Iranian college students overrun the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages
  • 1980 - Ronald Reagan beats incumbent Jimmy Carter to become the 40th President of the United States

This Day in Music

  • 1972 - I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, hits #1 on the Hot 100
  • 1983 - Hearts and Bones, the sixth solo album from Paul Simon is released
  • 1989 - Listen to Your Heart by Swedish due Roxette his #1 on the Hot 100
  • 1992 - Elton John and Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million songwriting contract with Warner/Chappell
  • 1997 - Come on Over, the third album by Shania Twain is released (video below)
  • 2016 - Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani are voices on the animated film Trolls

This Day in Sports

  • 1924 - California legalizes professional boxing which had illegal since 1914
  • 1980 - Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies wins his 3rd NL Cy Young Award

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Mara (noun)

1. (folklore) A nightmare; a spectre or wraith-like creature in Scandinavian folklore, especially one that causes terrifying visions or dreams.
2. (Buddhism) A malicious or evil spirit.

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