Thursday 9 November 2023 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
: Smart events
, US Holidays
, Unusual Holidays (Weird and Funny Holidays)
, Worldwide Holidays
, Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Company Holidays
, Dominican Republic
, Food holidays
, United Kingdom
Holidays and observances
- 1998 – A US federal judge, in the largest civil settlement in United States history, orders 37 US brokerage houses to pay 1.03 billion United States dollars to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.
- 1994 – The chemical element darmstadtium is discovered.
- 1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
- 1967 – Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
- 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.
- 1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Company, the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he resigned to join the administration of newly elected John F. Kennedy.
- 1935 – The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.
- 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
- 1887 – The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
- 1883 – The Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Armed Forces (known then as the "90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles") is founded.
- 1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.
- 1861 – The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, Toronto.
- 1780 – American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force of British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.
- 1990 – Hodgy Beats, American rapper and producer. Gerard Damien Long (born November 9, 1990), better known by his stage name Hodgy (formerly Hodgy Beats), is an American rapper and record producer.
- 1988 – Analeigh Tipton, American model, actress, and figure skater. She is known for placing third on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model and for her roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Warm Bodies (2013), and Two Night Stand (2014).
- 1988 – Nikki Blonsky, American actress, singer, and dancer. She is also known for her starring role in the ABC Family original series Huge.
- 1984 – French Montana, Moroccan-American rapper. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records, and its predecessor Cocaine City Records.
- 1984 – Joel Zumaya, American baseball player. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 2006 through 2010.
- 1983 – Ted Potter, Jr., American golfer. Ted Potter (born 11 November 1944) is a former Australian rules footballer.
- 1982 – Boaz Myhill, American-Welsh footballer. Glyn Oliver "Boaz" Myhill (born 9 November 1982; /ˈboʊ.æz ˈmaɪhɪl/ BOW-uz) is a former professional footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for West Bromwich Albion.
- 1981 – Eyedea, American rapper and producer (d. 2010), was an American musician, rapper and poet. He was a freestyle battle champion and songwriter from Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- 1980 – Vanessa Lachey, Filipino-American television host and actress. She has been a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV.
- 1979 – Adam Dunn, American baseball player. Adam Troy Dunn (born November 9, 1979), nicknamed "Big Donkey", is an American former professional baseball left fielder and first baseman.
- 1979 – Dave Bush, American baseball player. David Thomas Bush (born November 9, 1979) is an American professional baseball coach and former pitcher.
- 1978 – Sisqó, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor. Sisqo's successful debut solo album, Unleash the Dragon (1999), included the hit singles "Thong Song" and "Incomplete".
- 1978 – Steven López, American martial artist. Steven López (born November 9, 1978) is an American taekwondo competitor, a 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist (in the -68 and -80 kg divisions, respectively) and a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist (again in the -80 kg division) and 4th Dan in taekwondo.
- 1973 – Nick Lachey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor. Nicholas Scott Lachey (/ləˈʃeɪ/ lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and television personality.
- 1972 – Corin Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She has also released work under the name The Corin Tucker Band.
- 1972 – Eric Dane, American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 2000s with his recurring role as Jason Dean in Charmed being the best known, he became famous for playing Dr.
- 1971 – David Duval, American golfer and sportscaster. David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is an American professional golfer and former World No. 1 Golfer who competed on the PGA Tour.
- 1970 – Bill Guerin, American ice hockey player and coach. William Robert Guerin (born November 9, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey player and the current general manager of the Minnesota Wild.
- 1970 – Domino, American DJ and producer. Dominoes is a family of tile-based games played with rectangular "domino" tiles.
- 1970 – Nelson Diebel, American swimmer and coach. Diebel (born November 9, 1970) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.
- 1970 – Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a conglomeration of her band, her husband Derek Trucks's the Derek Trucks Band, and other musicians.
- 1969 – Allison Wolfe, American singer-songwriter. As a founding member and lead singer of the punk rock band Bratmobile, she became one of the leading voices of the riot grrl movement.
- 1969 – Roxanne Shanté, American rapper. The 2018 film Roxanne Roxanne is a dramatization of Shante's life.
- 1969 – Sandra Denton, Jamaican-American rapper and actress. Sandra Jacqueline Denton (born November 9, 1964 or 1969) (sources differ), better known by her stage name Pepa or Pep, is a Jamaican-American hip hop rapper and actress, best known for her work as a member of the Grammy Award-winning female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa.
- 1964 – Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, director, and producer. He was also an executive producer and frequent director of the television series Chuck.
- 1960 – Demetra Plakas, American drummer. Demetra "Dee" Plakas (born November 9, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, best known for being the drummer in the rock band L7.
- 1960 – Sarah Franklin, American-English anthropologist and academic. Sarah Franklin (born 1960) is an American anthropologist who has substantially contributed to the fields of feminism, gender studies, cultural studies and the social study of reproductive and genetic technology.
- 1952 – Jim Riggleman, American baseball player, coach, and manager. James David Riggleman (born November 9, 1952) is an American manager and former bench coach with the New York Mets.
- 1952 – Sherrod Brown, American academic and politician, was first elected in 2006. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S.
- 1951 – Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor. Louis Jude Ferrigno (/fəˈrɪɡnoʊ/; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness consultant and retired professional bodybuilder.
- 1948 – Joe Bouchard, American bass player and songwriter. Bouchard (born 9 November 1948) is an American guitarist and bassist.
- 1947 – Robert David Hall, American actor, singer, and pianist. Albert Robbins M.D. on the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
- 1946 – Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter. Ruben Armand "Benny" Mardones (born November 9, 1946) is an American pop singer and songwriter noted for his hit single "Into the Night", which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice, in 1980 (#11) and again in 1989 (#20).
- 1942 – Tom Weiskopf, American golfer and sportscaster. Thomas Daniel Weiskopf (born November 9, 1942) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.
- 1941 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990), was an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
- 1939 – Paul Cameron, American psychologist and academic. While employed at various institutions, including the University of Nebraska, he conducted research on passive smoking, but he is best known today for his claims about homosexuality.
- 1938 – Ti-Grace Atkinson, American author and critic. Ti-Grace Atkinson (born November 9, 1938 as Grace Atkinson) is an American radical feminist author and philosopher.
- 1936 – Bob Graham, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Florida. Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician and author who served as the 38th governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987 and a United States senator from Florida from 1987 to 2005.
- 1936 – Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009), was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk music groups of the 1960s.
- 1935 – Bob Gibson, American baseball player and manager. Robert Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is an American retired baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St.
- 1934 – Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996), was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known as a science popularizer and communicator.
- 1933 – Ed Corney, American professional bodybuilder. He won many prizes in his 30s, including Mr.
- 1931 – Whitey Herzog, American baseball player and manager. Dorrel Norman Elvert "Whitey" Herzog (/ˈhɜːrzɒɡ/; born November 9, 1931) is a former Major League Baseball manager.
- 1928 – Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974), was an American poet known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die.
- 1925 – Alistair Horne, English-American journalist, historian, and author (d. 2017), was a British journalist, biographer and historian of Europe, especially of 19th and 20th century France. He wrote more than 20 books on travel, history, and biography.
- 1924 – Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer and director, was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker, who became an American binational. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society.
- 1923 – Alice Coachman, American high jumper (d. 2014), was an American athlete. She specialized in high jump and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
- 1923 – Elizabeth Hawley, American-Nepali journalist and historian, was an American journalist, author, and chronicler of Himalayan mountaineering expeditions. Hawley's The Himalayan Database became the unofficial record for climbs in the Nepalese Himalaya.
- 1923 – James Schuyler, American poet and author (d. 1991). His awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem.
- 1922 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965), was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. She is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.
- 1920 – Byron De La Beckwith, American assassin of Medgar Evers (d. 2001), was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963. Two trials in 1964 on this charge resulted in hung juries.
- 1920 – Philip G. Hodge, American engineer and academic (d. 2014), was an American engineer who specialized in mechanics of elastic and plastic behavior of materials. His work resulted in significant advancements in plasticity theory including developments in the method of characteristics, limit-analysis, piecewise linear isotropic plasticity, and nonlinear programming applications.
- 1918 – Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002), was a South Korean Army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo. Choi is regarded by many as the "Founder of Taekwon-Do"—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations.
- 1918 – Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996), was the 39th vice president of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1973. He is the second and most recent vice president to resign the position, the other being John C.
- 1918 – Thomas Ferebee, American colonel (d. 2000), was the bombardier aboard the B-29 Superfortress, Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy", on Hiroshima in 1945.
- 1916 – Martha Settle Putney, American lieutenant, historian, and educator (d. 2008), was an American educator and historian who chronicled the roles of African Americans in the armed forces. After serving as one of the first black members of the Women's Army Corps during World War II, she devoted her life to researching and documenting the military service and achievements of black Americans.
- 1915 – Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011), was an American diplomat, politician and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family.
- 1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000), was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor who was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
- 1914 – Thomas Berry, American priest, historian, and theologian (d. 2009), was a cultural historian and scholar of the world’s religions, especially Asian traditions. Later as he studied Earth history and evolution, he called himself a “geologian.” He rejected the label “theologian” or “ecotheologian” as too narrow and not descriptive of his cultural studies in history of religions.
- 1913 – Paulene Myers, American actress (d. 1996). Variations on the spelling of her name include Pauline Myers and Pauline Meyers.
- 1897 – Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941), was an American Major League Baseball player who played for several different teams during an eleven-year career.
- 1894 – Mae Marsh, American actress (d. 1968), was an American film actress with a career spanning over 50 years.
- 1892 – Mabel Normand, American actress (d. 1930), was an American silent-film actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. She was a popular star and collaborator of Mack Sennett in his Keystone Studios films, and at the height of her career in the late 1910s and early 1920s, had her own movie studio and production company.
- 1891 – Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1983), was an American doctor of botany and is known for her work in parapsychology. At the time of her death, she was recognized as the foremost researcher of spontaneous psychic experiences, and has been referred to as the “first lady of parapsychology.”
- 1886 – Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966), was an American actor and comedian, noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.
- 1883 – Edna May Oliver, American actress (d. 1942), was an American stage and film actress. During the 1930s, she was one of the better-known character actresses in American films, often playing tart-tongued spinsters.
- 1880 – Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the red telephone box (d. 1960), was an English architect known for his work on the Cambridge University Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Battersea Power Station, Liverpool Cathedral, and designing the iconic red telephone box. Scott came from a family of architects.
- 1874 – Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist and academic (d. 1954). He is best known for his research on the poisonous jimsonweed plant and the sexuality of fungi.
- 1871 – Florence R. Sabin, American medical scientist (d. 1953). She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
- 1869 – Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1934), was a Canadian-American stage and screen actress, comedian, and early silent film and Depression-era film star. Successful on stage in vaudeville and comic operas, she was also successful in film.
- 1854 – Maud Howe Elliott, American activist and author (d. 1948), was an American writer, most notable for her Pulitzer prize-winning collaboration with her sisters, Laura E. Richards and Florence Hall, on their mother's biography The Life of Julia Ward Howe (1916).
- 1853 – Stanford White, American architect and partner, co-founded McKim, Mead & White (d. 1906). He was also a partner in the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms.
- 1825 – A. P. Hill, American general (d. 1865), was a Confederate general who was killed in the American Civil War. He is usually referred to as A.
- 1802 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837), was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. He was shot and killed by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on the warehouse of Benjamin Godfrey and W.
- 1801 – Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874), was a native New Yorker who settled in Texas in 1829, where he worked as a land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor. He created a process in 1853 to make sweetened condensed milk.
- 1731 – Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806), was a free African-American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, to a free African-American woman and a former slave, Banneker had little formal education and was largely self-taught.
- 2016 – Greg Ballard, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
- 2015 – Byron Krieger, American fencer (b. 1920)
- 2015 – Carol Doda, American actress and dancer (b. 1937)
- 2015 – Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (b. 1986)
- 2014 – Orlando Thomas, American football player (b. 1972)
- 2014 – R. A. Montgomery, American author and publisher (b. 1936)
- 2013 – Emile Zuckerkandl, Austrian-American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
- 2013 – Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, American saxophonist (b. 1936)
- 2012 – James L. Stone, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Joseph D. Early, American soldier and politician (b. 1933)
- 2006 – Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
- 2006 – Ellen Willis, American journalist and activist (b. 1941)
- 2004 – Iris Chang, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1968)
- 2003 – Art Carney, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
- 2003 – Gordon Onslow Ford, English-American painter (b. 1912)
- 2002 – William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (b. 1925)
- 2000 – Eric Morley, English television host, founded Miss World (b. 1918)
- 2000 – Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (b. 1927)
- 1999 – Mabel King, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
- 1993 – Ross Andru, American illustrator (b. 1925)
- 1992 – William Hillcourt, Danish-American scout leader and author (b. 1900)
- 1988 – John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
- 1977 – Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1898)
- 1972 – Victor Adamson; American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1890)
- 1971 – Maude Fealy, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1883)
- 1953 – Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1859)
- 1952 – Philip Murray, Scottish-American labor leader (b. 1886)
- 1951 – Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
- 1942 – Charles Courtney Curran, American painter (b. 1861)
- 1942 – Edna May Oliver, American actress (b. 1883)
- 1940 – Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese-American bishop (b. 1876)
- 1924 – Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (b. 1850)
- 1911 – Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (b. 1853)
- 1880 – Edwin Drake, American businessman (b. 1819)