November 8

November 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on November 8, include:

  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day 
  • Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day 
  • Dunce Day 
  • GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) - November 8, 2023 (Second Wednesday in November)
  • International Pathology Day - November 8, 2023 (Second Wednesday in November)
  • International Tongue Twister Day - (Say "TOY BOAT" 5 times in a row!!)
  • Intersex Day of Remembrance 
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Harvey Wallbanger Day 
  • National Parents as Teachers Day 
  • National S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Day 
  • National Walk to Work Day 
  • World Town Planning Day (also known as World Urbanism Day)
  • X-Ray Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include November 8, are:

  • Dear Santa Letter Week - November 7-13
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include November 8, 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 8 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

  • 1900 - Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (Gone With The Wind) (d. 1949)
  • 1949 - Bonnie Raitt, American singer and songwriter (Something to Talk About, I Can't Make You Love Me)
  • 1950 - Mary Hart - American journalist and actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1226 - Louis VIII, King of France (b. 1187)
  • 1978 - Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1894)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1970 - Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & the Papas singer) divorces American actor and director Dennis Hopper
  • 1975 - NBA star Larry Bird marries Janet Condra
  • 1997 - Country singer Alison Krauss marries Pat Bergeson

Quote of the Day

November 8th is National Cappuccino Day! Enjoy the Little Things!

November 8th is National Cappuccino Day! Enjoy the Little Things!

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

Fast food lunches can be deadly, an entire day’s calories, but with proper planning can work in a pinch! If you walk into your local fast-food restaurant, chances are you will overeat. You will order the American favorite of a massive burger, massive fries and massive coke. 

Fast food establishments have increased their portion sizes at an alarming rate over the years. The "super-size movement" is alive and well in the fast-food world. Bigger portions mean more money for them.

Fast Food Lunch Tips from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

Check out some fast-food healthy diet habit tips to beat the distorted portions of fast food meals from Kerry's Fast Food Lunches page on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1602 - At the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Library is opened to the public
  • 1889 - Montana is admitted as the 41st state of the United States of America
  • 1895 - Wilhelm Rontgen discovers the X-Ray while he was experimenting with electricity
  • 1932 - Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats incumbent President Herbert Hoover and is elected as the 32nd President of the United States
  • 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. President unveils the Civil Works Administration designed to create jobs for more than four million unemployed during the Great Depression
  • 1950 - In the first jet aircraft to jet aircraft dog fight in history, U.S. Air Force Lt Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15's 
  • 1957 - Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu with the wreckage and bodies discovered a week later
  • 1960 - John F. Kennedy is elected as the 35th President of the United States by defeating incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon
  • 1965 - American Airlines Flight 383 crashes in Constance, Kentucky resulting in the death of 58 people
  • 1972 - American pay television network Home Box Office (HBO) launches
  • 1988 - U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected as the 41st President of the United States
  • 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan strikes the Philippines leaving at least 6,340 dead, over 1,000 still missing, and damages worth $2.86 billion
  • 2016 - Donald J. Trump is elected as the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton

This Day in Music

  • 1971 - Led Zeppelin IV album is released by Led Zeppelin with the single Stairway to Heaven on it
  • 1986 - Amanda by Boston hits #1 in America (video below)
  • 2002 - 8 mile opens in theaters as a semi-biographical look into Eminem's early days as a struggling rapper
  • 2008 - Black Ice hits #1 in the U.S. as AC/DC's 15th studio album

This Day in Sports

  • 1951 - Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees wins the 1st of his 3 MVP awards
  • 1966 - An antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the American Football League is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Turlough (noun)

1. (Ireland) A temporary lake in an area of limestone, filled by rising groundwater during the rainy winter season.

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