Saturday 7 November 2020 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
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, Chocolate holidays
, Food holidays
, Health Calendar
, Pet and Animal Holidays
, South Africa
, Unusual Holidays
, Wine holidays
, Women’s Days
, Worldwide Holidays
Holidays and observances
- In 2017 UK scientists report that resveratrol analogues, when applied to senescent cells in the laboratory, made the cells look and behave younger, with longer telomeres and the ability to divide again.
- 2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.
- 2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
- 1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
- 1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
- 1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
- 1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
- 1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.
- 1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
- 1972 – Richard Nixon is reelected President of the United States.
- 1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
- 1957 – Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
- 1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
- 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
- 1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.
- 1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
- 1916 – Woodrow Wilson is reelected President of the United States.
- 1914 – The first issue of The New Republic is published.
- 1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.
- 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
- 1900 – The People's Party is founded in Cuba.
- 1885 – The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
- 1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
- 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
- 1811 – Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
- 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
- 1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.
- 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
- 1986 – Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. John Andrew Hull (born November 7, 1986), better known as Andy Hull, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter for the indie rock band Manchester Orchestra.
- 1985 – Lucas Neff, American actor. He starred in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.
- 1984 – Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player. He has played on the United States men's national soccer team.
- 1983 – Forrest Kline, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist of the power pop band Hellogoodbye.
- 1979 – Amy Purdy, American actress, model and snowboarder. Amelia Michelle "Amy" Purdy (born November 7, 1979) is an American actress, model, para-snowboarder, motivational speaker, clothing designer and author.
- 1979 – Jon Peter Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor, was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. He was frequently referred to by the judges and Ryan Seacrest as JPL.
- 1979 – Otep Shamaya, American singer-songwriter and actress. Otep Shamaya is the lead vocalist and namesake of the nu metal band Otep.
- 1979 – Will Demps, American football player, was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at San Diego State.
- 1978 – Elisabeth Bachman, American volleyball player and coach. Elisabeth Anne "Wiz" Bachman (born November 7, 1978 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a retired volleyball player from the United States, who represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
- 1977 – Lindsay Czarniak, American journalist and sportscaster. After spending six years with WRC-TV, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., Czarniak joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in August 2011 and left ESPN in 2017.
- 1976 – Rob Caggiano, American guitarist and producer. Caggiano had formerly been lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Anthrax.
- 1974 – Kris Benson, American baseball player. Kristin James Benson (born November 7, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher.
- 1973 – Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress. She also starred as Dr.
- 1972 – Hasim Rahman, American boxer. Hasim Sharif Rahman (born November 7, 1972) is a retired American professional boxer who competed from 1994 to 2014.
- 1972 – Jason London, American actor and producer. Jason Paul London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor, known for his roles as Randall "Pink" Floyd in director Richard Linklater's film Dazed and Confused (1993) and as Jesse in The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999).
- 1972 – Jeremy London, American actor and producer. London made his directorial debut with the 2013 horror film The Devil's Dozen, in which he also appeared.
- 1971 – Robin Finck, American guitarist and songwriter. He is one of only a few artists who has played in two different bands listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock": Nine Inch Nails (ranked no. 43) and Guns N' Roses (ranked no. 9).
- 1970 – Andy Houston, American race car driver. He is a veteran of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, scoring three wins.
- 1970 – Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter and playwright.
- 1969 – Michelle Clunie, American actress. Finch on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Ellen Beals on Make It or Break It.
- 1968 – Russ Springer, American baseball player. Russell Paul Springer (born November 7, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
- 1967 – Steve DiGiorgio, American singer-songwriter and bass player. Steve Di Giorgio (born November 7, 1967) is an American musician of Italian descent.
- 1966 – Calvin Borel, American jockey. American Classics wins:Kentucky Derby (2007, 2009, 2010)Preakness Stakes (2009)
- 1964 – Bonnie St. John, American skier and scholar. John (born November 7, 1964) Is a former Olympic skiier, author, and public speaker.
- 1964 – Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999), was an American actress and model, who was best known for portraying Kimberly Drummond on the television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, which aired from 1978 to 1986.
- 1964 – Troy Beyer, American actress, director, and screenwriter. Troy Byer (née Byer; born November 7, 1964) is a psychologist, author, director, screenwriter and actress.
- 1963 – Sam Graves, American farmer and politician. Samuel Bruce Graves Jr. (born November 7, 1963) is the U.S.
- 1962 – Dirk Shafer, American model, actor, and director (d. 2015), was an American model, actor, screenwriter and director. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, he was most noted in the modeling world for having been Playgirl magazine's 1992 "Man of the Year".
- 1962 – Tracie Savage, American actress and journalist. She has starred in movies and on television.
- 1961 – Orlando Mercado, American baseball player and coach. From 2003 to 2010, he was the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
- 1960 – Tommy Thayer, American guitarist and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist for the American hard rock band Kiss, and was lead guitarist for the band Black 'n Blue.
- 1959 – Billy Gillispie, American basketball player and coach. Billy Clyde Gillispie (/ɡɪˈlɪspi/ ghih-LIS-pee; born November 7, 1959), also known by his initials BCG and Billy Clyde, is an American college basketball coach who coaches men's basketball at Ranger College.
- 1957 – John Benitez, American DJ, songwriter, and producer. John Benitez (born November 7, 1957), also known as Jellybean, is an American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer of Puerto Rican descent.
- 1956 – Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player. Judy Lynn Tenuta (born 1956) is an American comedian.
- 1954 – Gil Junger, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Gil Junger (born November 7, 1954 in New York City) is an American director, most famous for 10 Things I Hate About You, his directorial film debut.
- 1952 – David Petraeus, American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. David Howell Petraeus AO (/pɪˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official.
- 1951 – John Tamargo, American baseball player and coach. John Felix Tamargo (born November 7, 1951 in Tampa, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and coach and long-time minor league manager.
- 1951 – Lawrence O'Donnell, American journalist and talk show host. Lawrence Francis O'Donnell Jr. (born November 7, 1951) is an American television pundit, actor, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an MSNBC opinion and news program, airing weeknights.
- 1949 – David S. Ware, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012), was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.
- 1949 – Stephen Bruton, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009), was an American musician.
- 1949 – Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (d. 2016), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer.
- 1948 – Buck Martinez, American baseball player and manager. John Albert "Buck" Martinez (born November 7, 1948) is an American former professional baseball catcher and manager, and is currently the television play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays.
- 1947 – Rebecca Eaton, American television producer. Rebecca Eaton OBE (born November 7, 1947) is an American television producer and film producer best known for introducing American audiences to British costume and countryside dramas as executive producer of the PBS Masterpiece series.
- 1947 – Ron Leavitt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2008), was an American television writer and producer. He was the co-creator (with Michael G.
- 1945 – Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006), was an American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He was the younger brother of pitcher Phil Niekro, and the father of Major League pitcher and first baseman Lance Niekro.
- 1943 – Michael Spence, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. Andrew Michael Spence (born November 7, 1943, Montclair, New Jersey) is a Canadian American economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with George Akerlof and Joseph E.
- 1943 – Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic. Greenblatt is the general editor of The Norton Shakespeare (2015) and the general editor and a contributor to The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
- 1942 – Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them "Memphis" (a Chuck Berry cover), "Mountain of Love" (a Harold Dorman cover), "The Seventh Son" (a Willie Mabon cover), "Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town" (a US #1), "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (a 1967 cover of (the) Four Tops single from 1964), and "Summer Rain".
- 1942 – Tom Peters, American businessman and author. Peters (born November 7, 1942) is an American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence (co-authored with Robert H.
- 1941 – Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (d. 2014), was an American artist, architect and poet.
- 1940 – Dakin Matthews, American actor, director, and playwright. Melvin Richard "Dakin" Matthews (born November 7, 1940) is an American actor with a long history of work in film, television and theater.
- 1939 – Barbara Liskov, American computer scientist and academic. Barbara Liskov (born November 7, 1939 as Barbara Jane Huberman) is an American computer scientist who is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department.
- 1938 – Barry Newman, American actor. Barry Foster Newman (born November 7, 1938) is an American actor of stage, screen and television known for his portrayal of Kowalski in Vanishing Point, and for his title role in the 1970s television series Petrocelli.
- 1938 – Dee Clark, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990), was an American soul singer best known for a string of R&B and pop hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the song "Raindrops," which became a million-seller in the United States in 1961.
- 1938 – Jake Gibbs, American baseball player and coach. Jerry Dean "Jake" Gibbs (born November 7, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the New York Yankees as a platoon catcher from 1962 to 1971.
- 1938 – Jim Kaat, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster. James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938), nicknamed "Kitty", is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1959–1973), Chicago White Sox (1973–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–1979), New York Yankees (1979–1980), and St.
- 1937 – Mary Daheim, American journalist and author. Mary Rene Richardson Daheim (born November 7, 1937) is an American writer of romance and mystery novels.
- 1931 – G. Edward Griffin, American director, producer, and author. Edward Griffin (born November 7, 1931) is an American author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist.
- 1930 – Rudy Boschwitz, German-American soldier and politician. Rudolph Ely Boschwitz (born November 7, 1930) is an American politician and former Independent-Republican United States Senator from Minnesota.
- 1929 – Eric Kandel, Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize laureate. Eric Richard Kandel (German: ; born November 7, 1929) is an Austrian-American medical doctor who specialized in Psychiatry, a neuroscientist and a University Professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
- 1928 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (d. 2015), was an American scientist and religious leader who served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
- 1923 – Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (d. 1990), was an American art director as well as set and production designer who contributed to over fifty films and more than a thousand TV episodes. He received nominations for the British Academy Film Award and four Oscars, including two wins (in 1962 and 1964).
- 1922 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999), was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn (1963), and for the theme music to The Green Hornet.
- 1921 – Jack Fleck, American soldier and golfer (d. 2014), was an American professional golfer, best known for winning the U.S. Open in 1955 in a playoff over Ben Hogan.
- 1921 – Lisa Ben, American singer-songwriter and journalist. Eyde (November 7, 1921 – December 22, 2015) better known by her pen name Lisa Ben, was an American editor, author, active fantasy-fiction fan and fanzine contributor (often using the name "Tigrina" in these activities), and songwriter.
- 1920 – Max Kampelman, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013), was an American diplomat.
- 1919 – Ellen Stewart, American director and producer (d. 2011), was an American theatre director and producer and the founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. During the 1950s she worked as a fashion designer for Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Henri Bendel.
- 1918 – Billy Graham, American minister and author, was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.
- 1915 – M. Athalie Range, American activist and politician (d. 2006). Athalie Range (born Mary Athalie Wilkinson; November 7, 1915 in Key West, Florida - November 14, 2006 in Miami, Florida) was a Bahamian American civil rights activist and politician who was the first African-American to serve on the Miami, Florida City Commission, and the first African-American since Reconstruction and the first woman to head a Florida state agency, the Department of Community Affairs.
- 1915 – Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005). Westinghouse Science Writing Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers Priestley Medallion of Dickinson College Presidential Award of the New York Academy of Sciences Public Service Medal of the Minnesota Museum of Science Andrew Gemant Award of the American Institute of Physics
- 1914 – Archie Campbell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987), was an American comedian, writer, and star of Hee Haw, a country-flavored network television variety show. He was also a recording artist with several hits on the RCA label in the 1960s.
- 1914 – R. A. Lafferty, American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002), was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and several novels of historical fiction.
- 1909 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1984), was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centered on a case of mistaken identity.
- 1909 – Ruby Hurley, American activist (d. 1980), was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and administrator for the NAACP. She was known as the "queen of civil rights".
- 1906 – Eugene Carson Blake, American minister and educator (d. 1985), was an American Presbyterian Church leader.
- 1903 – Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991), was an American film, stage and television actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949).
- 1897 – Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (d. 1976), was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. His books include historical fiction and biography, often set on sailing ships, and stories of boys from Polynesia, Asia and indigenous American cultures.
- 1897 – Herman J. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953), was an American screenwriter, who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Earlier, he was the Berlin correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the drama critic for The New York Times and The New Yorker.
- 1893 – Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985), was an American actress most prolific during the silent film era.
- 1893 – Margaret Leech, American historian and author (d. 1974), was an American historian and fiction writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History both in 1942 (Reveille in Washington, Harper) (first woman to win for history) and in 1960 (In the Days of McKinley, Harper).
- 1890 – Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (d. 1972), was a Czech-American modern artist originally from Bohemia. Matulka's style ranged from Abstract expressionism to landscapes, sometimes in the same day.
- 1879 – King Baggot, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948), was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era.
- 1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940), was a Soviet revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.
- 1872 – Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (d. 1956). She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Count Ferdinand von Stosch of Mantze in Silesia, who fought for the Union, and Julia Schayer, who was a writer.
- 1872 – Lucille La Verne, American actress (d. 1945), was an American actress known for her appearances in silent, scolding, obnoxious, vituperative, sarcastic, cunning, and vengeful roles in early color films, as well as for her triumphs on the American stage. She is most widely remembered as the voice of the first Disney villain Queen Grimhilde from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Walt Disney's first animated film.
- 1861 – Jeff Milton, American police officer (d. 1947), was an Old West lawman and the son of the Confederate Governor of Florida, John Milton. Jefferson Davis Milton, a descendant of the Milton family that produced the English poet, John Milton (1608 – 1674), was the first officer appointed in the U.S.
- 1851 – Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (d. 1913), was a German-American entrepreneur, best known as the owner of the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the American Association, now known as the St.
- 1843 – William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (d. 1905), was an American businessman, manufacturer, and industrialist. He followed in his father's footsteps in the meat packing and meat processing industry.
- 1832 – Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918), was an American historian and educator, who was the cofounder of Cornell University and served as its first president for nearly two decades. He was known for expanding the scope of college curricula.
- 1800 – Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher and educator (d. 1864). He was a teacher and active in the business school movement.
- 2016 – Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) (b. 1938)
- 2014 – Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)
- 2014 – Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)
- 2013 – Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)
- 2013 – Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)
- 2012 – Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
- 2012 – Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
- 2011 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)
- 2007 – Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)
- 2007 – George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
- 2006 – Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)
- 2006 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L'Express (b. 1924)
- 2006 – Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
- 2004 – Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
- 2002 – Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)
- 1995 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)
- 1994 – Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
- 1993 – Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
- 1993 – Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)
- 1988 – Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
- 1981 – Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
- 1980 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)
- 1978 – Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)
- 1967 – John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
- 1966 – Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)
- 1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
- 1959 – Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
- 1933 – Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)
- 1922 – Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)
- 1916 – Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
- 1837 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
- 1633 – Cornelis Drebbel, Dutch inventor (b. 1572)