Important Events of November.

Kannada and Telugu got the classical language

status on November 1,2008.

November is no-shave month. Donate the money you spend

on shaving and grooming, to educate about cancer prevention,

save lives and aid those fighting the battle.

November  is National Novel Writing Month.

Adoption Awareness Month.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

National Family Stories Month.

National Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month.

National Community Safety and Crime

Prevention Month.

National Aviation History Month.
World Vegan Month.
November is the National Entrepreneurs Month
as declared by President Barack Obama.

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association would be

celebrating the National Pharmacy Week every year

during the third week of November.

World Orphans Day falls on the second Monday of

each November.

Thanks Giving Day is observed on last Thursday of November in U.S.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic victims is held on the

3rd Sunday of November each year.

World Philosophers Day is observed on third Thursday in November.
November 1-

The State of Mysore was formed in 1956.

The name of Mysore State was changed to Karnataka on

November 1,1973.

National Fig Week(1 to 7)

November events  aims to raise awareness and funds

for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and


All saints day.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born

on 1973.

Death anniversary of Mulki Sundararam Shetty;

he was the ex-chairman of Vijaya Bank(Born on 30, April 1915).

World Vegan Day.

International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome awareness


National Authors Day.

National Family Literacy Day.

National Cook for Your Pets Day.

National Vinegar Day.

National Deep Fried Clams Day.

Daylight  Saving Time ends on the first Sunday

of  November.
The new State of chattisgarh, the 26th State of Indian
union was formed on 2000.

Father Augustus Muller(B:13 March 1841;D:1 November

1910) was a Jesuit priest, and missionary in India. He

popularized homeopathic medicine in Mangalore.

Haryana Day. The state of Haryana was created on

November 1,1966.

The East India Company was dissolved on

November 1, 1858 and the administration of India

became the responsibility of the British Crown.

Chandigarh, union territory was constituted on

November 1, 1966.

November 2:

Traffic Directors Day is observed each year on
November 2, unless that day falls on a week end,
then it is celebrated on the following Monday.

Birthday of Shah Rukh Khan(1965)

All Souls Day.

British National Daily-”The Daily Mirror” was

launched on November 2,1903.

Death anniversary of George Bernard Shaw(1950).

He was born on 26 July,1856. He was an Irish

playwright and a co-founder of London School

of Economics.

National Devil Egg Day.
Nik Wallenda successfully completed his
controversial Chicago sky walk on Sunday
(November 2,2014)breaking 2 world records.
November 3–
National Adoption Week(November 3 to 9)
Death anniversary of Manmohan Krishna(D:3, November 1990;
B:26 February 1990). He was a popular Indian film actor
and director who worked in Hindi films mostly as a
character actor.

Cliche Day.

Japan-Culture Day(w.e.f.1868).

National Housewife’s  day; also referred to as

”Retro” Housewife Day.

National Sandwich Day.

Birthday(1906) of  Prithviraj Kapoor(D:1972,May 29)

He was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi

film industry, who started his career as an actor, in

the silent era of Hindi Cinema.

Amartya Kumar Sen (B:1933) was Nobel Prize(1988)

winner in economic sciences and he received ”Bharat

Ratna”(1999) award and U.K.awarded him the Order

of  Companion of Honour(2000).

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is observed on 1st Tuesday

in November(Australia’s best known horse racing event

is held on first Tuesday of November)

Panama Separation Day (From Columbia).

One Health Day.

National Journalism Day is celebrated on 17th November also.
November 4-
National Unity Day of U.S.S.R.
National Use Your Commonsense Day.
National Candy Day.
King Tut Day.
First Wednesday in November-Take Our Kids to Work Day.
Birthday of Will Rogers(1879); he was an American
cowboy, humourist, actor, social commentator and
vaudeville performer(D:August 15,1935)
National Chicken Ladies Day.
Traffic Directors Day(except if it falls on a
weekend, then it’s the following Monday).
Flag Day in Panama.
November 5-
Death anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika(5,November 2011
B:8,September 1926).He was an Indian lyricist,musician
singer, poet and film maker from Assam.
Death anniversary of Baldev Raj Chopra(B:April 22,1914;
D:5,November 2008). He was director and producer of
Bollywood movies and T.V.Serials.He was awarded Dada
Saheb Phalke Award in 1998.
Bonfire Night is an annual event dedicated to
bonfires, fireworks and celebrations.
Different traditions celebrate Bonfire night
on different dates(Guy Fawkes Night)
India’s first Mars Probe Launch-MOM(Mars Orbiter Mission);
the spacecraft was launched on November 5, 2013 by ISRO
from Satish Dhawan Space centre, Sriharikota.
National Doughnut Day.
National Men Make Dinner Day is observed on the
first Thursday of November each year.The day is
aimed at the men who never cook.
Colon Day-Panama.
Deshpande Chittaranjan Das(B:5,November1870;D:16,
June 1925) was the founder-leader of the Swaraj Party
in Bengal under British rule.
November 5, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Take
Out Kids to Work Day.

Virat Kohli (B:5 November, 1988) is an Indian international


National Ayurveda Day.

World Tsunami Awareness Day.
November 6-
Death anniversary of Sanjeev Kumar(B:9,July 1938;
D:6,November 1985).He was a noted Indian film actor.
International day for preventing the exploitation
of the environment in war and armed conflict.
National Entrepreneurs Day.
National Nachos Day.
Saxophone Day.
Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden(B:9 December 1594;
D:6 November 1632)the founder of Sweden as a great power.
Barack Obama wins election for second term as President
of the U.S. ON November 6,2012.

Saint Kanaka dasa was born on 6 November 1509.
November 7-
Hug a Bear Day.
National Cancer Awareness Day.
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almond Day.
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day.
Birthday of C.V.Raman(B:7 Nov.1888;D:21 Nov.1970)
He was an Indian Physicist, whose ground breaking
work in the field of light scattering, earned him
the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Death anniversary of Cornelius Drebbel, a Dutch
engineer (B:1572;D:November 7,1633). He was the
inventor of the first navigable submarine in 1620.

Kamal Hassan(B:November 7, 1954) is an Indian film

actor who works in the Tamil film industry.

Marie Curie(B:7, November, 1867; D:4 July,1934) was

a Polish-born French physicist and chemist, who

conducted pioneering research on radio activity.

She was a first woman to win the Nobel prize twice.

Bipin Chandra Pal(B:7 November 1858;D:20 May 1932)

was an Indian nationalist. He was among the ”Triumvirate”

of Lal, Bal,Pal.

Bharat Scouts and Guides was formed on November 7,1950

and Girl Guides Association joined this organization on 15th

August, 1951.

Infant Protection Day.
November 8–
International Day of Radiology.The day marks the
World Town Planning Day(founded in 1949).

anniversary of  the discovery of x-radiation by

Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.
X-ray Day.Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-Rays on
November 8,1895.
Remembrance Sunday(II Sunday in November)
is a day to commemorate the contributions of British
and Commonwealth military and civilian service men
and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
National Cappuccino Day.
National Parents as Teachers Day.
National Harvey Wallbanger Day.
November 9–
Har Gobind Khorana(B:January 9,1922;D:November 9, 2011)
was an Indian-American molecular biologist, who shared
the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or medicine with
Marshall W.Nirenberg & Robert W.Holley for research.
International week of Science and Peace would be
celebrated from Monday 9th of November to Saturday
14th of November.
Uttarakhand, the 27th State of Republic of India
was carved out of the northern Uttar Pradesh on 9th

November 2000.
World Orphans Day is to be held on the second Monday
of November each year.
Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the French Government
called the Directory on November 9, 1799 and replaced
it with a new government, ”the Consulate”
National Scrapple Day.
Legal Services Day.
World Freedom Day(w.e.f.2001) to commemorate the
fall of Berlin Wall(November 9,1989)and end of
communist rule in central and Eastern Europe.

Shankar Nag(B:November 9,1954;D:September 30,1990)

was an Indian actor and director of Kannada cinema.

World Orphans Day falls on second Monday of each November.

Cambodia celebrates the anniversary of its independence

from France on every November 9,since 1953.

From midnight of November 8, 2016, notes of

denominations of Rs, 500 and Rs.1000 issued by R.B.I.

were declared illegal by P.M.Narendra Modi.

Donald Trump has won the  U.S.election held on

November 8, 2016 and becomes the 45th President of U.S.A.

November 10–

World Science Day for Peace and Development(UNESCO).
World Immunisation Day.
National Vanilla Cupcake Day.
National Forget-Me-Not Day.
Young Readers Day Week (10-14)celebration is
celebrated on the second Tuesday in November.
U.S.Marine Corps Birthday.

Birthday of Tipu Sultan(B:10 November 1750;D:4 May 1799)

He was the ruler of the kingdom of Mysore. He was the eldest

son of  Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore.
November 11–
Armistice Day is commemorated to mark the armistice
signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany
at Compiegne, France.First observance was on
11 November 1919.
Veterans Day.
Remembrance Day-commemorates the sacrifice of the
people in all armed conflicts.Remembrance day is
also known as Poppy Day.
Birthday(1985) of Robin Uthappa, an Indian cricketer.
World War I ended in 1918.
National Sundae Day.

Mala Sinha(B:11 November 1936) was an Indian film actress.

India’s 11th President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Azad(B:11,November 1888,

D:22 February 1958).He was a scholar and independence activist.

Poland became independent on 11 November 1918.

November 12–
World Pneumonia Day.
National Chicken Soup for the soul day.
National Pizza with the Works except Anchovies Day.
November 13—
World Kindness Day.
National Indian Pudding Day.
November 14(2015)–

Carnage in Paris. More than 150 people were killed

and nearly 200 hurt in 6 co-ordinated suicide attacks

by I.C.S.Syria.
125th Birthday(1889) of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first
Prime Minister of India(D:27 May, 1964).He remains
the longest-serving P.M. of India. His birthday is
celebrated as children’s day in India.
World Diabetes Day.

National Metallurgical day
National Pickle Day.
National Spicy Guacamole Day.
Newborn care week(below 6 months child)
-November 14th to 20th November.
National Spicy Guacamole Day.
61st All India Co-operative week celebration
in India(Nov.14 to20).Theme-”Co-Operative-a model
for justifiable and inclusive growth”.The celebration

of the All India Co-operative week started in the year 1954.
November 15–
Sania Mirza(B:15 November 1986)is a professional
Indian Tennis player and India’s No.1 player
both in singles and doubles, as ranked by the
Women’s Tennis Association.She was awarded Padma
Shree in 2006.
Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
(III Sunday in November)
Guinness World Records Day(III Sunday of November)
National Donor Sabbath
Marianne More(B:15 November 1887 D:5 February 1972)
was an American poet and writer noted for her irony
and wit.
National Bundt Cake Day.
National Philanthropy Day.
National Clean out Your Refrigerator Day.
National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day.
National Raisin Bran Cereal Day.
America Recycles Day.

Jharkhand(Bush land) is an Indian State carved out of

the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000.

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Palestinian declaration of independence-15, November, 1988.
November 16—
G-20 Summit on November 16 at Brisbane, Australia.
It was the 9th meeting of the G-20 members.
G-20 is an international forum for the governments
and Central Bank governors from 20 major economies.
Birthday of Meenakshi Sheshadri(B:1963).
She is an Indian dancer and film actress.
Birthday (1927)of Shriram Lagoo,the Indian film and
theatre actor in Hindi and Marathi.
International Day for Tolerance.
National Fast Food Day.
National Button Day.
National Entrepreneurship week(November 16 to 22)
International Education Week(November 16 to 20)

The United Nations Organization for Education,Science

and Culture(U N E S C O)was founded on November 16, 1945.
November 17—
National Epilepsy Day.
International Students Day.
World Prematurity Day.
Homemade Bread Day.
National Unfriend Day-If you are a Facebook user,
you are at the risk of being unfriended, if you do
one or more of the offenses listed by Jimmy Kimmel.
National Baklava Day.
National Take a Hike Day.
Lala Lajpat Roy(B:28 January 1865;D:17 November 1928)
was an Indian Punjabi author, politician, freedom
fighter and an ardent social reformer.He was
popularly known as Punjab Kesari”(Lion of Punjab).
He founded the ”Indian Home League Society of America”.

Reita Faria Powell is an Indian model,doctor and beauty

queen who won  Miss World 1966 at the Miss World pageant

held on 17, November 1966 at Lyceum in London, U.K.

National Journalism Day.

November 18—

American captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer discovered Antarctica on November 18, 1820.
Push Button & Phone Day(1963)
National Day of Oman and the birthday of the Sultan,
(marking Oman’s liberation from Portugese colonisation)
National Vichyssoise Day.
Mickey Mouse Birthday.Screen debut of Micky Mouse was
”Steamboat Willie” on 18, November 1928.
National Educational Support Professionals Day.
Birthday(1923) of Alan Shepard, astronaut. He was
the first American to travel into space.(D:21,July 1998)

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (B:November 18,1888;

D:February 28,1989) was an Indian Yoga teacher,

Ayurvedic healer and scholar.

100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the former President

of south Africa.

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

World Adult Day.
November 19—
Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai(B:19 November 1828;D:17 June 1858)
was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion
of 1857.
Indira Gandhi(B:19 November 1917;D:31 October, 1984)
was the first female and second longest serving P.M.
of India(from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 until her
assassination in 1984) National Integration day is

observed on her birthday.

Sushmita Sen(B:1975)is former Miss Universe(1994)

and Bollywood Actress.
Zeenat Aman(B:1951)is a Bollywood film actress, model
and winner of the ”Miss Asia Pacific” (1970) title.
Ammembala Subbarao Pai(B:19 November 1852;D:25 July
1909) was a leading lawyer of Mangalore and founder
of Canara Bank.
International Journalist’s Remembrance Day.
International Men’s Day.(w.e.f.1999)
International Gun Owner’s Day.
World Philosophy Day.(Third Thursday in November)
Annette Gordon Reed(B:19,November 1958) is an
American historian and law professor.She was the
first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize
for History.
World Toilet Day.
National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day.
National Play Monopoly Day.
Great American Smokeout.
Birth Centenary of Eknath Ranade(B:19 November
1914;D:22 August 1982)He was a social activist
who built Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanya
Kumari, the southern -most tip of India.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank(BMB) is an Indian financial

services banking company based in New Delhi, India.

It was founded on 19 November 2013. India is the

third country to have a bank especially for women

after Pakistan and Tanzani.

World day for the prevention of child abuse.
November 20—
Leo Tolstoy(B:9,September 1828;D:20 November 1910)
was a Russian novelist,playwright & philosopher.
Tipu Sultan, also known as ”Tiger of Mysore”
(B:20 November 1750;D:4 May 1799) was a ruler
of kingdom of Mysore & a scholar,
soldier and poet. He was the eldest son of
Hyder Ali of Mysore.He was a pioneer of rocket artillery.
Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Africa Industrialization Day.
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
National Absurdity Day.
Universal Children’s Day
Children’s Rights Day
November 21—

World Fisheries Day.
World Television Day. Philo Taylor Farnsworth(B:August 19,

1906 D:March11, 1971) was an American inventor and

television pioneer.

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(C O P D ) Day.

World Hello Day.
National Suffering Day.
National Adoption Day.

November 22—
Kambala(buffalo racing on slush tracks)banned
in D.K.Districts in Karnataka.The Department
of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary sciences
Department imposed the ban.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of U.S.
was assassinated(1963) at Dallas, Texas, U.S.
(B:29,May 1917)
National Cranberry Relish Day.
Madeleine Slade(B:22 November 1892;D:20 July 1982)
was a British woman who left her home in England
to live and work with Gandhiji, the leader of the
Indian independence movement. She devoted her life
to human development, the advancement of Gandhi’s
principles and the freedom struggle in India. Gandhi
gave her the name”Meerabehn” after Meera Bai, the
great devotee of Lord Krishna.She was awarded
”Padma Vibhushan” award in 1981 by the Indian
November 23—

Walchand Hirachand Doshi(B:23 November 1882;D:8 April 1953)

was an industrialist who established in Bangalore Hindusthan

Aircraft Company on 23 December, 1940.It is governed

under the management of Union Defence Ministry.
Birthday(1926) of Puttaparthi Sai Baba. He was
a spiritual leader and philanthropist.His name by birth was

Satyanarayana  Raju. He expired on 24 April 2011.
National Eat A Cranberry Day.
National Cashew Day.
National Espresso Day.
National Bible Week(November 23 to 29)

Usha Navaratnaram (B:November 23, 1939;D:October 1, 2000)

wasa famous Kannada novelist.

November 24—
Terrorists attacked the Raghunath temple at
Jammu on 24th November 2002, killing 13 devotees
and injuring 42.
Guru Tegh Bahadur(B:1,April 1621;D:24,November
1675). He was the 9th Guru of Sikhs. He
protested the forced conversion of Hindus
in the hands of Muslims under Aurangzeb.
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.
National Sardines Day.
National Family Week.(November 24 to 30)

National Pharmacy Week is observed  every year in

the last week of November.
November 25—
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism was born
on 15 April 1469.He was the Ist of the 10 Sikh
Gurus.He died on September 22, 1539.According to
Hindu calendar, his birthday is celebrated on
Full moon day of Karthik month, i.e.Wednesday,
25th November,2015.
Sitara Devi,(B:8,November 1920;D:25 November 2014)
was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical
Kathak style of dancing.
Birthday(1948) of Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari
of Dharmasthala.
International Day for the Elimination of
Violence Against Women.
National Parfait Day.
Blase Day.
Tie one on Day.
Shopping Reminder Day.

Fidel Castro (B:August 13, 1926;D:November 25, 2016)

governed Cuba  as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976

and then as President from 1976 to 2006.

1959 to 1976.

November 26—
Terrorists sailed their way into Mumbai on 26th
2008 and began a brutal massacre killing nearly
200 people and injuring hundreds of others in a
span of 3 days.
Law Day.
National Cake Day.
National Thanks Giving Day is observed on the

4th Thursday of November in U.S.A.

National Day of Mourning (IV Thursday in

Constitution day of India.

National Milk Day.(Birthday of Verghese Kurien, ”Father

of  white revolution.)-Born on November 26, 1921 and died on

September 9,2012.
November 27—
Birthday of (1907)Harivanshrai Bachchan.
He was a distinguished Hindi poet, best
known for his work, ”Madhushala”
Death anniversary(2008) of V.P.Singh, the 8th
Prime Minister of India.(B:25 June 1931)
Fur Free Day(last Friday of November)
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day.
National Day of Listening
National Native American Heritage Day.
Black Friday(Day after Thanks giving).
Buy Nothing Day.
Flossing Day.
Maize Day.
You’re Welcome-Giving Day.
November 28—

Kanakadasa  jayanthi(birthday) is observed on

Karthik krishna paksha tritiya tithi(third day during

the waning phase of the moon) as per Hindu lunar calendar.

He was(B:1509;D:1609) a poet, philosopher,musician and

composer from Karnataka.He was the follower of Vyasaraya

Swamiji. He was born in Bada village of Shiggaon Taluk in

Haveri district.
Turkey-free Thanksgiving Day.
National French Toast Day.
Small business Saturday(Saturday after
Thanks Giving Day)
International Aura Awareness Day(Saturday after
Thanks Giving Day)

Women voted for the first time in the election held

on 28 November 1893 at Newzealand. 1893 was the year

universal suffrage was granted to women over 21.
November 29—
International Day of Solidarity with the
Palestinian people.
Electronic Greetings Day.
November 30—
Winston Churchill(B:30,November 1874;D:24
January 1965)was Prime Minister of U.K.
(from 1940 to 1945 & again 1951 to 1955)
Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day celebrated
on 30th November. It is the official National
Day of Scotland.
National Mousse Day.
National Meth Awareness Day.
Computer Security Day to remind people to
protect their computers and personal data.
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.
Cyber Monday(After Thanks Giving).
Bonifacio Day is a national public holiday
in the Philippines that celebrates the
birthday of Andres Bonifacio, the Father of
Philippines Revolution(B:30,November 1863).
Cities for Life Day-cities against the death
penalty, reminds the first abolition of the
Capital Punishment from the legal ordainment
of an European country-Grand Duchy of Tuskany
in 1786.The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was a central
Italian monarchy that existed from 1569 to 1859.
So, Tuscany was the first European pre-unitarian
State to abolish the death penalty on November 30,
1786 under the reign of Pietro

I.K.Gujral (former Prime Minister of India)

passed away.(B:December 4, 1919;D:30 November 2012)

World Philosophy Day is observed on the third Thursday

of November,w.e.f.21 November 2002.

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