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Thursday 30 November 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
  • 1999 – In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • 1982 – Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history.
  • 1981 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.)
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam because troop levels are now down to 27,000.
  • 1967 – The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman.
  • 1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.
  • 1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.
  • 1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
  • 1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers heavy losses in an attack on the Union Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Franklin.
  • 1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, five years to the day from the ground breaking.
  • 1804 – The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
  • 1803 – The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines. In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).
  • 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).

Births

  • 1987 – Naomi Knight, American wrestler, model, and dancer
  • 1986 – Jordan Farmar, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Kaley Cuoco, American actress
  • 1982 – Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Shane Victorino, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Clay Aiken, American singer
  • 1978 – Emil Steiner, American journalist and author
  • 1977 – Steve Aoki, American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records
  • 1976 – Marco Castro, Peruvian-American director and cinematographer
  • 1975 – Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1971 – Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1971 – Ray Durham, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor and dancer
  • 1969 – Chris Weitz, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Joseph Corré, English fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
  • 1966 – David Berkoff, American swimmer
  • 1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Lee Klein, American writer
  • 1964 – Michael Cudlitz, American actor and producer
  • 1962 – Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
  • 1962 – Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and author
  • 1962 – Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1960 – Bill Halter, American scholar, activist, and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
  • 1960 – Bob Tewksbury, American baseball player and coach
  • 1958 – Stacey Q, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress
  • 1957 – Margaret Spellings, American educator and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education
  • 1955 – Kevin Conroy, American actor
  • 1955 – Michael Beschloss, American historian and author
  • 1955 – Richard Burr, American businessman, academic, and politician
  • 1954 – Lawrence Summers, American economist and academic
  • 1953 – David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist
  • 1953 – June Pointer, American singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1952 – Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
  • 1952 – Semyon Bychkov, Russian-American conductor
  • 1951 – Daniel Petrie, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1950 – Paul Westphal, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director
  • 1945 – John R. Powers, American author and playwright (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Terrence Malick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author
  • 1937 – Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American physician and author
  • 1937 – Jimmy Bowen, American record producer, songwriter, and pop singer
  • 1937 – Luther Ingram, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1937 – Praveen Chaudhari, Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)
  • 1933 – Sam Gilliam, American painter and educator
  • 1932 – Bob Moore, American bassist and bandleader
  • 1931 – Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
  • 1930 – G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal
  • 1929 – Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Joan Ganz Cooney, American screenwriter and producer, co-created Sesame Street
  • 1928 – Joe B. Hall, American basketball player and coach
  • 1927 – Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer
  • 1926 – Richard Crenna, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – William H. Gates, Sr., American lawyer and philanthropist
  • 1924 – Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1924 – Elliott Blackstone, American police officer and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Jane C. Wright, American oncologist and cancer researcher (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)
  • 1916 – Dena Epstein, American musicologist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1915 – Henry Taube, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
  • 1912 – Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)
  • 1909 – Robert Nighthawk, American singer and guitarist (d. 1967)
  • 1907 – Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1906 – John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (d. 1977)
  • 1904 – Clyfford Still, American painter and educator (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1875 – Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (d. 1936)
  • 1863 – Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)
  • 1840 – Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)
  • 1835 – Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)
  • 1810 – Oliver Winchester, American businessman and politician, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)
  • 1723 – William Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
  • 1508 – Andrea Palladio, Italian architect and theoretician, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Kent Haruf American novelist (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Martin Litton, American rafter and environmentalist (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Paul Walker, American actor and producer (b. 1973)
  • 2012 – Homer R. Warner, American cardiologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Rogelio Álvarez, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Shirley Walker, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)
  • 2005 – Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Seungsahn, South Korean spiritual leader, founded the Kwan Um School of Zen (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2000 – Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (b. 1915)
  • 1999 – Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1998 – Margaret Walker, American author and poet (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Kathy Acker, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)
  • 1996 – Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1932)
  • 1994 – Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – David Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 1992 – Peter Blume, American painter and sculptor (b. 1906)
  • 1988 – Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1979 – Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)
  • 1942 – Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (b. 1893)
  • 1931 – Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1848)
  • 1864 – Patrick Cleburne, Irish-American general (b. 1828)
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