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Thursday 23 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Black Friday can fall, while November 29 is the latest; observed on the day after Thanksgiving (United States), and its related observances: - Buy Nothing Day (North America, Great Britain, Sweden)
  • Repudiation Day (Frederick County, Maryland, United States)

Events

  • 2015 – Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.
  • 2005 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 1992 – The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
  • 1971 – Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • 1963 – The BBC broadcasts the first episode of An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.
  • 1943 – World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
  • 1934 – An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • 1924 – Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.
  • 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and counter-attack Confederate troops.
  • 1510 – First campaign of the Ottoman Empire against the Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack the capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
  • 534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

Births

  • 1992 – Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1985 – Mike Tolbert, American football player
  • 1980 – David Britz, American nanotechnologist and engineer
  • 1980 – Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean child soldier and American author
  • 1980 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Alison Mosshart, American singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (d. 2012)
  • 1977 – Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Page Kennedy, American actor and rapper
  • 1976 – Tony Renna, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1974 – Jamie Sharper, American football player
  • 1974 – Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Chris Hardwick, American comedian, actor, producer, and television host
  • 1971 – Lisa Arch, American actress
  • 1971 – Vin Baker, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Danny Hoch, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor
  • 1967 – Salli Richardson, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1966 – Jerry Kelly, American golfer
  • 1965 – Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet
  • 1963 – Gwynne Shotwell, American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX
  • 1962 – Lance King, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1961 – John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza
  • 1961 – Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • 1960 – Robin Roberts, American sportscaster and journalist
  • 1959 – Maxwell Caulfield, English-American actor
  • 1955 – Mary Landrieu, American politician
  • 1955 – Steven Brust, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and author (Cats Laughing)
  • 1954 – Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1954 – Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • 1953 – Rick Bayless, American chef and author
  • 1952 – Bill Troiano, American tuba player and educator
  • 1950 – Carlos Eire, Cuban-born American author and academic
  • 1950 – Charles Schumer, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1948 – Bruce Vilanch, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Bobby Rush, American activist and politician
  • 1945 – Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • 1945 – Jim Doyle, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin
  • 1944 – James Toback, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer
  • 1943 – Andrew Goodman, American activist (d. 1964)
  • 1943 – David Nolan, American activist and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Susan Anspach, American actress
  • 1940 – Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
  • 1939 – Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – Steve Landesberg, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1934 – Robert Towne, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Michel David-Weill, French-American banker
  • 1930 – Jack McKeon, American baseball player and manager
  • 1930 – Robert Easton, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1929 – Gloria Lynne, American singer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and author
  • 1928 – Elmarie Wendel, American actress and singer
  • 1928 – Jerry Bock, American composer (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Johnny Mandel, American composer and conductor
  • 1924 – Colin Turnbull, English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Paula Raymond, American model and actress (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Daniel Brewster, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1923 – Gloria Whelan, American author and poet
  • 1923 – Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1915 – Marc Simont, French-American illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Donald Nixon, American businessman (d. 1987)
  • 1914 – Wilson Tucker, American projectionist and author (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – George O'Hanlon, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1908 – Nelson S. Bond, American author and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1907 – Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)
  • 1902 – Aaron Bank, American colonel (d. 2004)
  • 1902 – Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1888 – Harpo Marx, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1868 – Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (d. 1953)
  • 1864 – Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (d. 1936)
  • 1804 – Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
  • 1803 – Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (d. 1895)
  • 1749 – Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Ralph Branca, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Dan Fante, American author and playwright (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Jim Sochor, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Murray Oliver, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)
  • 2013 – Peter B. Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Wayne Mills, American singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2012 – Chuck Diering, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2011 – Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Joyce Howard, English-American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
  • 2007 – Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 2007 – Robert Vesco, American-Cuban financier (b. 1935)
  • 2006 – Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Betty Comden, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Jesús Blancornelas, Mexican journalist, co-founded Zeta Magazine (b. 1936)
  • 2006 – Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Constance Cummings, American-English actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005 – Frank Gatski, American football player and soldier (b. 1919)
  • 2004 – Pete Franklin, American radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2001 – Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 1997 – Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuban-American businessman (b. 1939)
  • 1996 – Art Porter, Jr., American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1961)
  • 1995 – Junior Walker, American singer and saxophonist (b. 1931)
  • 1995 – Louis Malle, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
  • 1994 – Art Barr, American wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 1994 – Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (b. 1911)
  • 1992 – Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1903)
  • 1991 – Klaus Kinski, German-American actor and director (b. 1926)
  • 1984 – Leonard Baker, American historian and author (b. 1931)
  • 1982 – Grady Nutt, American minister and author (b. 1934)
  • 1979 – Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 1979 – Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress and singer (b. 1911)
  • 1974 – Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 1972 – Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1958 – Johnston McCulley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1883)
  • 1948 – Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1910 – Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician and murderer (b. 1862)
  • 1899 – Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded White Star Line (b. 1837)
  • 1814 – Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States of America (b. 1744)
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