November 23 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Hello Day
- Weird
St George's Day
Georgia Public Holiday
Thanksgiving Day
Turks and caicos islands Public Holiday
State Holiday
United states (Georgia) State Holiday
Presidents' Day
United states (New Mexico) State Holiday
Lincoln's Birthday/Lincoln's Day
United states (Indiana, West Virginia) State Holiday
Black Friday
United states (24 States) State Holiday
American Indian Heritage Day
United states (Maryland) State Holiday
Labor Thanksgiving Day
Japan National Holiday
Rudolf Maister Day
Slovenia Observance

Historical Events on November 23

  • 1910: The last person to ever be executed in Sweden – Johan Alfred Ander – is put to death on this day.
  • 1914: During the Mexican Revolution, the last of United States’ forces withdraw from Veracruz.
  • 1936: Life Magazine is envisioned as a photographic magazine. It becomes an almost instant success.
  • 1939: The German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst attack and sink the British merchant cruise the HMS Rawalpindi.
  • 1940: Romania officially joins the Axis Powers during World War II.
  • 1943: After heavy initial resistance from Japanese forces, American troops eventually seize the Tarawa and Makin atolls.
  • 1946: Thousands of people in Hai Phong, Vietname are killed when the French navy bombards the city.
  • 1963: The first broadcast of Doctor Who is run on this day. Doctor Who will eventually become the longest running science fiction drama in the history of the world.
  • 1978: In eastern Sri Lanka, a cyclone kills over a thousand people.
  • 1980: Approximately four thousand people are killed and eight thousand people are wounded when a 6.9 Mw earthquake hits southern Italy.
  • 1992: The first smartphone is debuted at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada on this day. It’s called the IBM Simon.
  • 1993: For her sculpture “House”, sculptor Rachel Whiteread wins both the Turner Prize for the best British modern artist, as well as the K Foundation Art Award for the worst artist of the year.

Famous Birthdays on November 23

  • American general, lawyer and 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce is born in 1804.
  • English mathematician and author Isaac Todhunter is born in 1820.
  • Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Diderik van der Waals is born in 1837.
  • American actor Harpo Marx is born in 1888.
  • German chess player Karsten Müller is born in 1970.
  • American actress and comedian Lisa Arch is born in 1971.
  • Finnish hockey player Saku Koivu is born in 1974.
  • American singer-songwriter Alison Mosshart is born in 1978.
  • English model and actress Kelly Brook is born in 1979.