November 5

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 5, include:

  • American Football Day 
  • Bank Transfer Day 
  • Commercial TV Broadcast Day 
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 5, 2023 (Back 1 hour at 2:00am)
  • Firewood Day 
  • Guy Fawkes Day 
  • International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - November 5, 2023 (First or Second Sunday in November)
  • National Donut Day 
  • National Gunpowder Day
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day 
  • National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens - November 5, 2023 (First Sunday in November)
  • New York City Marathon - November 5, 2023 (First Sunday in November)
  • Play Monopoly Day 
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day 
  • Zero Tasking Day - November 5, 2023 (First Sunday in November)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 5, 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 5, 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 5 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

  • 1941 - Art Garfunkel, American singer, songwriter, and member of Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Waters)
  • 1943 - Sam Shepard, American actor, playwright (The Right Stuff) (d. 2017)
  • 1963 - Tatum O'Neal, American actress, and author (Paper Moon, The Bad News Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • 425 - Atticus, Archbishop of Constantinople
  • 2010 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress and singer (An Unmarried Woman) (b. 1944)
  • 2022 - Aaron Carter, American singer songwriter, dancer, and actor (b. 1987)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1940 - Ernest Hemingway, author marries American novelist and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn
  • 1941 - James Herriot, writer (All Creatures Great and Small), and veterinary surgeon marries Joan Catherine Danbury

Quote of the Day

Firepit / BBQ
November 5th is Firewood Day

November 5th is Firewood Day

“The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed. ~John Muir

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

Diet Mentality Changes, are needed for many of you, whose entire life revolves around dieting and food. This has been going on for years, and feels normal. If you want to begin to drop this diet mentality, and incorporate healthy diet habits into your life, you might need to change some things. 

Diet Mentality Changes - info. by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

Pictured: Mini Cheesecakes

Read more about Diet Mentality Changes from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.

This Day in History

  • 1895 - George B. Selden is given the first patent for an automobile in the United States
  • 1872 - Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time in the United States in defiance of the law and is fined $100
  • 1912 - Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States 
  • 1914 - During World War I, France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire
  • 1940 - During World War II, the British HMS Jervis Bay is sunk by the German Admiral Scheer
  • 1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term
  • 1943 - Bombing of the Vatican during World War II
  • 1968 - Richard Nixon is elected as the 37th President of the United States
  • 1991 - Tropical Storm Thelma kills more than 4,900 people in the Philippine City of Ormoc due to flash floods
  • 2007 - Google unveils the Android mobile operating system
  • 2009 - U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murders 13 and injures 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the worst mass shooting at a U.S. Military base
  • 2017 - Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injures 22 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas
  • 2021 - The crowd crush at the Astroworld Festival results in 10 deaths and 25 people injured

This Day in Music

  • 1988 - Kokomo by The Beach Boys hits #1 on the charts
  • 2000 - All That You Can't Leave is the eighth UK #1 album by U2
  • 2002 - Justified is Justin Timberlake's debut solo album that is released which includes the single Rock Your Body (video below)
  • 2003 - It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson wins the CMA Award of Vocal Event of the Year
  • 2021 - Voyage is the first album in 40 years from ABBA

This Day in Sports

  • 1976 - Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1994 - George Foreman KO's Michael Moorer and wins the boxing Heavyweight Championship
  • 1996 - Derek Jeter, the Yankees shortstop is the AL Rookie of the Year

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Unit (noun)

1. An organized group comprising people and/or equipment.
2. (sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.
3. (commerce) An item which may be sold singly.

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