Fabulous fun facts about November!
Table of Contents
For those of you who love Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, then November is your month. From birthdays and holidays to trivia and inspirational quotes, there’s a lot to discover about this month.
And if you’ve ever wondered what the funniest fact about November is, then you need to read this blog post.
You’ll learn some interesting trivia about the month of November and much much more! In this article, we’ll explore some of the most fascinating fun facts about November that you may not have known before. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready to learn something new!
What is the origin and history of the month known as November?
The month of November has a rich and interesting history. Here are a few fun facts about the origin and history of November.
Many people are unaware that the month of November was not always known as “November”. In fact, the month of November was originally called “Decembre”.
The word Decembre comes from the Latin word “decimus” which means tenth. Therefore, the word Decembre literally translates into “the tenth of December”.
It wasn’t until the year 1752 that the English language adopted the name “November” for the month.
Other facts about November are as follows:
November is packed full of other interesting fun facts and trivia. Let’s see how many you already knew!
In the next section, you shall see there are many more special designated November holidays. Let’s check them out, shall we!
There are more than 30 special days in November, not just the big Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping extravaganza.
It’s so important for everyone to have some time off throughout the year. And what better time than when you’re supposed to be giving thanks?
So, let’s check out these holidays and observances to help you plan your month accordingly. If you’re a foodie, like me, you’re in for a real treat!!!… Just saying! lol 🙂
So… were you born in November? If so, check out this impressive list of famous November birthdays, including presidents, queens, movie stars, sports celebrities, and even Mark Twain!
November 1, 1935 – Gary Player, PGA golfer
November 1, 1942 – Larry Flynt, magazine publisher
November 1, 1957 – Lyle Lovett, country singer, once briefly married to Julia Roberts
November 2, 1734 – Daniel Boone, Kentucky frontiersman
November 2, 1755 – Marie Antoinette, queen of France
November 2, 1795 – James Polk,11th U.S. President (1845-1849)
November 2, 1865 – Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. President, died of a heart attack while in office (1921-1923)
November 2, 1913 – Burt Lancaster, a movie actor, started his career as a circus acrobat!
November 3, 1718. John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created the sandwich.
November 3, 1793 – Stephen Austin, defeated the Mexican army and founded Texas
November 3, 1949 – Larry Holmes, champion heavyweight boxer
November 3, 1956 – Phil Simms, NFL NY Giants quarterback, sportscaster
November 4, 1879 – Will Rogers, actor, cowboy
November 4, 1916 – Walter Cronkite, beloved TV journalist
November 4, 1954 – Yanni, composer
November 4, 1969 – Matthew McConaughey, actor
November 5, 1913 – Vivien Leigh, actress, played Scarlett O’Hara in the epic movie Gone With the Wind
November 5, 1931 – Ike Turner, singer
November 5, 1941 – Art Garfunkel, singer, duo “Simon & Garfunkel”
November 6, 1854 – John Philip Sousa, composer, band conductor
November 6, 1955 – Maria Shriver, TV journalist
November 7, 1918 – Billy Graham, evangelist
November 7, 1938 – Barry Newman, actor
November 8, 1656 – Edmund Halley, astronomer, mathematician
November 8, 1847 – Bram Stoker, novelist, wrote the horror novel Dracula
November 8, 1922 – Christian Barnard, surgeon, performed the first heart transplant
November 9, 1918 – Spiro T. Agnew, The only U.S. Vice President to resign while in office.
November 9, 1934 – Carl Sagan, astronomer, biologist, author
November 10, 1483 – Martin Luther, Augustinian monk, leader of Protestant Reformation.
November 10, 1925 – Richard Burton, actor
November 11, 1885 – George S. Patton, WWII general
November 11, 1925 – Jonathan Winters, actor, comedian
November 11, 1962 – Demi Moore, the actress who starred in the movie “Ghost”
November 11, 1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, starred in “Titanic”
November 12, 1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leader of women’s suffrage
November 12, 1908 – Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
November 12, 1929 – Princess Grace (Grace Kelly), actress, princess of Monaco
November 12, 1982 – Anne HathawayOscar winning actress. Les Miserables. The Devil Wears Prada, The Princess Diaries
November 13, 1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
November 13, 1949 – Whoopi Goldberg, TV and movie actress, comedian
November 13, 1967 – Jimmie Kimmel, Late Night Talk Show Host, comedian
November 14, 1765 – Robert Fulton, invented the steamboat
November 14, 1840 – Claude Monet, painter
November 14, 1896 – Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States
November 15, 1919 – Joseph Wapner, Television judge
November 15, 1929 – Ed Asner, actor
November 15, 1940 – Sam Waterston, actor, lawyer “Jack McCoy” on TV series “Law & Order”
November 15, 1957 – Kevin Eubanks, “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Band Leader
November 16, 1935 – Elizabeth Drew, journalist
November 16, 1967 – Lisa Bonet, actress
November 16, 1977 – Oksana Baiul, champion Olympic figure skater
November 17, 1925 – Rock Hudson, actor
November 17, 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, singer, songwriter
November 17, 1942 – Martin Scorsese, director
November 17, 1944 -Danny DeVito, actor
November 18, 1923- Alan Shepard, astronaut, first American in space
November 18, 1928 – Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
November 18, 1942 – Linda Evans, actress, “Krystle Carrington” on TV series “Dynasty”
November 19, 1752 – George Rogers Clark, soldier, frontiersman
November 19, 1831 – James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President, assassinated during his first year in office (1881)
November 19, 1917 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India
November 19, 1933 – Larry King, TV talk show, journalist
November 20, 1889 – Edwin Hubble, astronomer
November 20, 1900 – Chester Gould, cartoonist, created “Dick Tracy”
November 20, 1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, Brother of President John F. Kennedy, presidential candidate
November 21, 1893 – Harpo Marx, actor, comedian, and one of the “Marx Brothers”
November 21, 1920 – Stan Musial, MLB baseball player
November 21, 1943 – Marlo Thomas, the actress who starred in TV series That Girl, daughter of Danny Thomas
November 21, 1945 – Goldie Hawn, actress, TV comedy Laugh-In, movie Private Benjamin
November 21, 1966 – Troy Aikman, NFL Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback, sports broadcaster
November 22, 1890 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
November 22, 1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, actor, comedian
November 22, 1943 – Billie Jean King, champion tennis player
November 22, 1984 – Scarlett Johansson, actress
November 23, 1804 – Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. President (1853-1857)
November 23, 1859 – William “Billy the Kid” Bonney, Wild West outlaw
November 23, 1956 – Steve Harvey, television talk show host, Family Feud
November 24, 1784 – Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. President, died in office. Got sick eating cherries and milk. (1849-1850)
November 24, 1888 – Dale Carnegie, inspirational author, and lecturer, wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
November 24, 1925 – William F. Buckley Jr., author, columnist
November 25, 1835 – Andrew Carnegie, financier, banker
November 25, 1914 – Joe DiMaggio, MLB baseball player
November 25, 1960 – John F. Kennedy Jr., son of President Kennedy, magazine editor, died in a plane crash
November 26, 1922 – Charles Schulz, cartoonist, created “Peanuts”
November 26, 1933 – Robert Goulet, singer
November 26, 1938 – Rich Little, comedian
November 26, 1939 – Tina Turner, singer
November 27, 1942 – Jimi Hendrix, musician, songwriter
November 27, 1957 – Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of President Kennedy, author
November 28, 1929 – Berry Gordy, founded Motown
November 28, 1938 – Gary Hart, senator, Democratic party presidential candidate
November 28, 1949 – Paul Shaffer, bandleader for David Letterman Show
November 29, 1932 – Jacques Chirac, President of France
November 29, 1940 – Chuck Mangione, composer, musician
November 29, 1955 – Howie Mandel, actor, comedian
November 30, 1835 – Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain”, author “Tom Sawyer”
November 30, 1874 – Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during WWII
November 30, 1929 – Dick Clark, TV personality, “American Bandstand”, “New Year’s Rockin Eve”
November 30, 1937 – Robert Guillaume, actor
November 30, 1955 – Billy Idol, singer
November 30, 1962 – Bo Jackson, played two major league sports: baseball and football
November 30, 1965 – Ben Stiller, actor, directorFamous November Birthdays
Celebrate the month of November with these inspiring quotes!
“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”Sarah Addison Allen
“Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.”Gregory F. Lenz
“So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, and now the morn quite hides in the smoke and haze; the place we occupy seems all the world.”John Clare
“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!”Charmaine J. Forde
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”Albert Camus
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”Lauren DeStefano
“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”Truman Capote
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”Chad Sugg
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”Nora Ephron
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”Jim Bishop
“November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear.”Sir Walter Scott
“The wind that makes music in November corn is in a hurry. The stalks hum, the loose husks whisk skyward in half-playing swirls, and the wind hurries on… A tree tries to argue, bare limbs waving, but there is no detaining the wind.”Aldo Leopold
“November at its best—with a sort of delightful menace in the air.”Anne Bosworth Greene
“Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.”Cyril Connolly
“Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.”Gladys Taber
“Have you seen my heart, somewhere in your castle of yellow leaves?”A Waltz for Zizi
“The house was very quiet, and the fog—we are in November now—pressed against the windows like an excluded ghost.”E.M. Forster
“Now in November nearer comes the sun down the abandoned heaven.”D. H. Lawrence
Before I end this blog, I would be totally missed if I didn’t direct attention to the largest online shopping event of the calendar year and this is ‘Black Friday’. This occurs the day after Thanksgiving and from Black Friday onward up to Christmas.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday it is the largest period of time when consumers are in a frenzy trying to take advantage of the best deals.
Black Friday typically is when popular retail stores open their doors before sunrise with special deals like ‘the first 100 people get 96″ color high definition TV’…
Whereas Cyber Monday is when one can get fabulous deals online.
So you can see, November is a month that everyone looks forward to. It marks the end of the current calendar year and holds fun facts, trivia, famous birthdays, holidays and fun shopping for all!
For additional reading, be sure to check out these seven blog articles for amazing fun facts about February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October: