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Wednesday 15 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • America Recycles Day (United States)
  • Earliest day on which Great American Smokeout can fall, while November 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Thursday in November (United States)
  • National Bundt Day (United States)

Events

  • 2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.
  • 1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
  • 1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
  • 1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
  • 1967 – The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
  • 1955 – The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
  • 1933 – Thailand has its first election
  • 1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • 1791 – The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.

Births

  • 1995 – Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player
  • 1992 – Trevor Story, American baseball player
  • 1991 – Shailene Woodley, American actress
  • 1986 – Coye Francies, American football player
  • 1986 – Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Charron Fisher, American basketball player
  • 1982 – D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player
  • 1982 – Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • 1982 – Lofa Tatupu, American football player
  • 1981 – Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • 1979 – Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Floyd Womack, American football player
  • 1977 – Robaire Smith, American football player
  • 1977 – Sean Murray, American actor
  • 1976 – Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman
  • 1973 – Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
  • 1972 – Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor
  • 1971 – Jay Harrington, American actor
  • 1970 – Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1967 – Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic
  • 1967 – E-40, American rapper and actor (The Click)
  • 1967 – Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Rachel True, American actress
  • 1963 – Kevin J. O'Connor, American actor
  • 1962 – Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer
  • 1962 – Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator
  • 1957 – Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator
  • 1957 – Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956 – Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer
  • 1954 – Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer
  • 1954 – Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)
  • 1953 – James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1952 – Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)
  • 1952 – Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author
  • 1951 – Beverly D'Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1947 – Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1945 – Bob Gunton, American actor and singer
  • 1941 – Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator
  • 1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor
  • 1940 – Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer
  • 1937 – Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1937 – Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1936 – H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1935 – Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Joanna Barnes, American actress and author
  • 1933 – Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1933 – Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
  • 1932 – Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1932 – Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)
  • 1931 – John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1929 – Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)
  • 1928 – C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician
  • 1928 – Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)
  • 1926 – Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1925 – Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic
  • 1919 – Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)
  • 1916 – Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1908 – Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)
  • 1906 – Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1899 – Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)
  • 1892 – Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)
  • 1891 – W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)
  • 1888 – Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)
  • 1887 – Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1887 – Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)
  • 1882 – Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)
  • 1881 – Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
  • 1879 – Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1873 – Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1849 – Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)
  • 1661 – Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Mose Allison, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2010 – Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)
  • 2004 – Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
  • 2003 – Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)
  • 1997 – Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1996 – Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)
  • 1994 – Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1983 – Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • 1981 – Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1981 – Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
  • 1980 – Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)
  • 1978 – Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
  • 1967 – Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1966 – William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
  • 1963 – Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
  • 1961 – Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1958 – Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
  • 1954 – Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
  • 1951 – Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
  • 1945 – Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
  • 1794 – John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
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