Sunday 1 November 2020 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
, Environmental Dates
, Food holidays
, Pet and Animal Holidays
, US Virgin Islands
, Worldwide Holidays
, Antigua and Barbuda
, Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Fatherís Days
, Health Calendar
, Unusual Holidays
Holidays and observances
- All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti)
- Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Antigua and Barbuda from the United Kingdom in 1981)
- Authors' Day in USA
- Calan Gaeaf, celebrations start at sunset of October 31. (Wales)
- Chavang Kut (Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma)
- Christian feast day: - Santa Muerte (Folk Catholicism, Mexico and Southwestern United States)
- Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo in Bhutan (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་ - King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's)
- Day of the Dead in Mexico (celebrated until November 2)
- Granada International Jazz Festival in Spain (passes within 10 days)
- Haryana Foundation Day (Haryana, India)
- International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
- Karnataka Rajyotsava (Karnataka, India)
- Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala, India)
- Magosto or Chestnut Festival in Galicia, Spain
- Movember begins
- Movember in Canada (also Lung Cancer Awareness Month; Osteoporosis Month; Fall Prevention Month; National Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
- National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week in USA (First Full Week of November)
- National Brush Day (United States)
- National Cook for Your Pets Day in US
- National Medical Science Liaison Awareness and Appreciation Day in USA
- National Pâté Day and National Vinegar Day in USA
- Samhain (Celtic harvest festival and Druid festival of Celtic mythology)
- Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrations start at sunset of October 31 (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)
- Self-Defense Forces Commemoration Day in Japan
- Todos Santos in Bolivia (All Saintsí Day, a day in which Bolivian families gather to welcome the returning dead)
- U.S.V.I. Liberty Day
- Zero Tasking Day (First Sunday of November)
- 1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
- 1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
- 1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
- 1952 – The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
- 1951 – Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
- 1945 – The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
- 1944 – World War II: A United States Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducted the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.
- 1943 – World War II: In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
- 1942 – World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
- 1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
- 1920 – American fishing schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian fishing schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1916 – Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.
- 1914 – World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
- 1911 – World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
- 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
- 1896 – A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
- 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
- 1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
- 1861 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
- 1848 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
- 1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
- 1611 – Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- 1520 – The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
- 1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
- 1986 – Penn Badgley, American actor and television personality. He is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey in The CW teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–12) and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix thriller series You (2018–present).
- 1983 – Josh Wicks, American soccer player. Josh Wicks (born November 1, 1983) is an American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper.
- 1979 – Alex Prager, American photographer and director. Prager’s growing filmography expands the fictive realities of her still works, touching upon themes of alienation and the pluralism of modern life.
- 1972 – Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model. Jennifer Ann McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American actress, model, television host, satellite radio broadcaster, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activist.
- 1966 – Gary Howell, American businessman and politician. He is currently a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 56th district and chairman of the Mineral County Republican Executive Committee.
- 1964 – Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She achieved critical and commercial success with her first two albums, producing a string of single hits including "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover", "Right Beside You", and "As I Lay Me Down".
- 1963 – Big Kenny, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. William Kenneth Alphin (born November 1, 1963), best known by his stage name Big Kenny, is an American country music singer.
- 1962 – Anthony Kiedis, American singer-songwriter. Kiedis and his fellow band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
- 1960 – Tim Cook, American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc. Timothy Donald Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive and industrial engineer.
- 1958 – Joe DeRenzo, American drummer, composer, and producer. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
- 1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man".
- 1955 – Beth Leavel, American actress and singer. Beth Leavel (born November 1, 1955) is a Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress and singer.
- 1953 – Jan Davis, American engineer and astronaut. She is now retired from NASA.
- 1950 – Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation, was instrumental in developing the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet. He left Lotus in 1986.
- 1950 – Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. Robert Betts Laughlin (born November 1, 1950) is the Anne T. and Robert M.
- 1949 – Belita Moreno, American actress and acting coach. Aurabela "Belita" Moreno (born November 1, 1949) is an American actress best known for her roles as Benita "Benny" Lopez on the ABC sitcom George Lopez and Edwina Twinkacetti and Lydia Markham on Perfect Strangers.
- 1949 – Michael D. Griffin, American physicist and engineer. Michael Douglas Griffin (born November 1, 1949) is an American physicist and aerospace engineer who is the current Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
- 1947 – Jim Steinman, American songwriter and producer. James Richard Steinman (born November 1, 1947) is an American composer, lyricist, record producer, and playwright.
- 1945 – Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (d. 2013), was an Indian medical doctor, social activist, rationalist and author from Maharashtra, India. In 1989 he founded and became president of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS), (the Committee to Eradicate Superstition in Maharashtra).
- 1944 – Bobby Heenan, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2017), was an American professional wrestling manager, color commentator, wrestler, and comedian, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
- 1944 – Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author. Richard Samet "Kinky" Friedman (born November 1, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, defender of stray animals, and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain.
- 1942 – Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications. Flynt has fought several high profile legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has unsuccessfully run for public office.
- 1942 – Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (d. 2013), was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy in 1992.
- 1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor and director. Robert Heath Foxworth (born November 1, 1941) is an American film, stage, and television actor.
- 1940 – Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989), was an American soldier, singer/songwriter, and author. Sadler served as a Green Beret medic, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
- 1940 – Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer. Roger Kellaway (born November 1, 1939) is an American composer, arranger, and pianist.
- 1935 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003), was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies. A Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine, he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S.
- 1930 – A. R. Gurney, American playwright and author (d. 2017), was an American playwright, novelist and academic. He is known for works including The Dining Room (1982), Sweet Sue (1986/7), and The Cocktail Hour (1988), and for his Pulitzer Prize nominated play Love Letters.
- 1930 – Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014), was an American professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox (1954–1957), the Washington Senators (1957–1960), the Chicago White Sox (1960–1962), and the Houston Colt .45s (1962–1963) to finish his career.
- 1929 – Nicholas Mavroules, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003), was an American politician from Massachusetts. A member of the Democratic Party he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until 1993.
- 1926 – Betsy Palmer, American actress and game show panelist (d. 2015), was an American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Jason Voorhees' mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the popular slasher film Friday the 13th (1980).
- 1926 – Stephen Antonakos, Greek-American sculptor (d. 2013), was a Greek born American sculptor most well known for his abstract sculptures often incorporating neon. Antonakos moved with his family from Greece to the United States at the age of 4 and was raised in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bay Ridge.
- 1923 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (d. 2001), was a Canadian-American science fiction writer. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000.
- 1922 – George S. Irving, American actor (d. 2016). Irving (born Irving Shelasky; November 1, 1922 – December 26, 2016) was an American actor known primarily for his character roles on Broadway and as the voice of Heat Miser in the American Christmas television specials beginning with The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974).
- 1921 – John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (d. 2006), was a songwriter who had a major influence on evangelical Christian music in the 1950s through the 1970s. He wrote over 1000 songs, and 35 cantatas.
- 1920 – James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010), was an American newspaper journalist, columnist, author, writer and grammarian. During the 1950s and early 1960s he was editor of The Richmond News Leader in Richmond, Virginia and encouraged the Massive Resistance strategy to oppose the U.S.
- 1918 – Ken Miles, English-American race car driver (d. 1966), was an English sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the US and with American teams on the international scene. He is an inductee to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
- 1917 – Clarence E. Miller, American engineer and politician (d. 2011), was a Republican Congressman from Ohio, serving January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1993.
- 1915 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, poet, and educator, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010), was an American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer. She co-founded the Ebony Museum of Chicago, now the DuSable Museum of African American History.
- 1907 – Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976), was an American professional boxer, actor, and television personality. Nicknamed “Slapsie Maxie”, he was inducted into The Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1972, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1985, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
- 1906 – Johnny Indrisano, American boxer (d. 1968), was an American welterweight boxer whose career spanned the period from 1923 to 1934. He later became a film stunt performer and bit-part film and TV actor.
- 1904 – Laura LaPlante, American silent film actress (d. 1996), was an American film actress, whose most notable performances were in the silent era.
- 1898 – Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986). Her early career in tent shows gained her the billing "The Texas Nightingale".
- 1888 – George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1971), was a German artist. He made 110 paintings and drawings during the First World War while interned as a German civilian prisoner of war in Great Britain and the Isle of Man.
- 1886 – Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author and poet (d. 1951), was a 20th-century Austrian writer, considered one of the major Modernists.
- 1880 – Grantland Rice, American journalist and poet (d. 1954), was an early 20th-century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose. His writing was published in newspapers around the country and broadcast on the radio.
- 1880 – Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957), was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language who settled in the United States.
- 1871 – Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900). Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism.
- 1859 – Charles Brantley Aycock, American educator, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1912), was the 50th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905. After starting his career as a lawyer and teacher, he became active in the Democratic Party during the party's Solid South period, and was a strong proponent of the white supremacy campaigns of that period.
- 1849 – William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (d. 1916), was an American painter, known as an exponent of Impressionism and as a teacher. He is also responsible for establishing the Chase School, which later would become Parsons School of Design.
- 1808 – John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887). John Taylor, Johnny Taylor or similar may refer to:
- 2015 – Charles Duncan Michener, American entomologist and academic (b. 1918)
- 2015 – Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (b. 1942)
- 2015 – Houston McTear, American sprinter (b. 1957)
- 2015 – Thomas R. Fitzgerald, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
- 2014 – Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1920)
- 2014 – Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)
- 2013 – John Y. McCollister, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
- 2010 – Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist, founded Kombatan (b. 1945)
- 2009 – Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
- 2009 – Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922)
- 2008 – Shakir Stewart, American record producer (b. 1974)
- 2008 – Yma Sumac, Peruvian-American soprano and actress (b. 1922/1923)
- 2007 – Paul Tibbets, American general (b. 1915)
- 2006 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
- 2006 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (b. 1925)
- 2005 – Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- 2005 – Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
- 2004 – Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (b. 1970)
- 2004 – Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
- 1999 – Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
- 1999 – Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (b. 1954)
- 1994 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
- 1993 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- 1985 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (b. 1911)
- 1984 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- 1982 – James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
- 1982 – King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- 1972 – Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (b. 1885)
- 1972 – Robert MacArthur, Canadian-American ecologist and academic (b. 1930)
- 1970 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
- 1955 – Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (b. 1888)
- 1952 – Dixie Lee, American singer (b. 1911)
- 1938 – Charles Weeghman, American businessman (b. 1874)
- 1678 – William Coddington, American judge and politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)