November 30

November 30 Holidays and Events

 

Historical Milestones

On November 30th, several significant events have shaped history across various regions and eras.

England saw a critical succession in 1016 when Cnut the Great, King of Denmark, claimed the English throne following the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’. Meanwhile, in the realm of religion, Pope Gregory II appointed Boniface as missionary bishop in 722, and Pope Innocent III concluded the 4th Council of Lateranen in 1215.

Moving further in time, Barbados achieved full independence from Britain on this day in 1966, after having obtained internal self-rule in 1961. The importance of sovereignty is echoed in Finland, as they mark the start of the Winter War against the Soviet Union on November 30, 1939.

In Alabama, a notable event is the Sylacauga meteorite striking Ann Hodges on November 30, 1954, making her the first confirmed person to survive a meteorite hit. That same day in history, the Romanian Penal Reform was put into effect, abolishing the death penalty.

The military history also marks this date with the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee during the American Civil War in 1864, resulting in a significant Confederate defeat.

In London, November 30th, 1900 marks the death of famed writer Oscar Wilde, renowned for his sharp wit and literary contributions.

Science and accolades are notable on this date as well; for instance, Benjamin Franklin was awarded the Godfrey Copley Medal on November 30, 1753.

Country/Region Event Year
England Cnut the Great claims the English throne 1016
Barbados Independence from Britain 1966
Finland Start of the Winter War against the Soviet Union 1939
Alabama, USA Sylacauga meteorite hits Ann Hodges 1954
Romania Abolition of the death penalty 1949
Tennessee, USA Battle of Franklin 1864
London, UK Death of Oscar Wilde 1900
Scientific Community Benjamin Franklin awarded Godfrey Copley Medal 1753

The unfolding history of November 30 showcases pivotal moments in cultural, political, scientific, and literary domains that continue to resonate to this day.

Pop Culture

November 30 has been an influential date for pop culture, witnessing significant events in music, film, and the entertainment industry.

Music:

  • Michael Jackson’s album Thriller was released on November 30, 1982, and it profoundly impacted the music industry. As the best-selling album of all time, Thriller won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards, solidifying Jackson’s reputation as the King of Pop.

  • Pink Floyd made history with their opus The Wall. Released on November 30, 1979, the album’s themes of isolation and abandonment resonated globally. With its legendary live performances, The Wall became a cultural touchstone for a generation.

Film and Entertainment:

  • On November 30, 1965, actor, comedian, and filmmaker Ben Stiller was born in New York. Stiller’s contribution to film and comedy has been significant, with works from “Zoolander” to “Meet the Parents” reflecting his wide range of talent.

Sports and Entertainment Venues:

  • Crystal Palace, originally a cast-iron and plate-glass building built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, has become synonymous with cultural events. While not directly associated with November 30, it serves as a symbol of England’s commitment to the arts and popular culture.

These events and personalities have shaped the pop culture landscape, leaving a lasting legacy that is celebrated around the world.

Celebrations and Famous Birthdays

Celebrations

November 30 marks the annual observance of Cities for Life Day, an event promoting cities’ commitment to life and abolition of the death penalty.

Famous Birthdays

This date is illuminated by the births of eminent historical figures and contemporary celebrities. For literature enthusiasts, Mark Twain was born on November 30, and so was the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, leaving their indelible mark in the realms of literature and politics, respectively.

In entertainment, November 30 saw the birth of actor Ben Stiller, known for his comedic excellence. The music industry also celebrates the release of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”, which remains a legendary album since its debut on this day.

Notable figures from the United States born on this day include:

  • Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress.

In the realm of the extraordinary, November 30 is the birthday of Evel Knievel, the fearless stunt performer who captivated audiences worldwide.

Scotland, England, and the United States often feature in the pages of history for events and notable personalities born on this day. Not to forget, Oman celebrates its National Day on November 30, marking its independence with festivities across the country.

Individuals such as Michael Jackson, albeit not born on this date, have been associated with notable events occurring on November 30, enriching its historical and cultural significance.

 

Zodiac

The Zodiac sign for November 30 is Sagittarius ♐.

Horoscope for November 30

Aries ♈
November 30 is a day for Aries to focus on their personal growth and development...

November 30 is a day for Aries to focus on their personal growth and development. Take some time to reflect on your goals and aspirations, and consider what steps you can take to move closer to achieving them. Trust in your abilities and embrace new opportunities that come your way.

Taurus ♉
Taurus, on November 30, it's important to prioritize your well-being...

Taurus, on November 30, it's important to prioritize your well-being. Take a break from your usual routine and indulge in some self-care activities. Whether it's a spa day, a nature walk, or simply relaxing at home, make sure to nurture your mind, body, and soul.

Gemini ♊
November 30 encourages Geminis to communicate openly and honestly with those around them...

November 30 encourages Geminis to communicate openly and honestly with those around them. Whether it's expressing your feelings to a loved one or sharing your ideas at work, clear and authentic communication will lead to positive outcomes and deeper connections.

Cancer ♋
Cancer, on November 30, focus on creating a harmonious balance between your professional and personal life...

Cancer, on November 30, focus on creating a harmonious balance between your professional and personal life. Take steps to nurture your relationships while also excelling in your career pursuits. Remember that finding equilibrium is key to your overall happiness.

Leo ♌
November 30 is a day for Leos to embrace their creative energy...

November 30 is a day for Leos to embrace their creative energy. Channel your passion into artistic endeavors, whether it's writing, painting, or music. Your expressive nature will shine, and you may discover new inspiration and insights along the way.

Virgo ♍
Virgo, on November 30, trust in your intuition and inner wisdom...

Virgo, on November 30, trust in your intuition and inner wisdom. Take time for quiet reflection and listen to your inner voice. Your instincts will guide you in making decisions that align with your highest good and lead to positive outcomes.

Libra ♎
November 30 calls for Libras to focus on their financial well-being...

November 30 calls for Libras to focus on their financial well-being. Take a closer look at your budget and consider any necessary adjustments. Whether it's saving for the future or investing in something meaningful, being mindful of your financial health is important.

Scorpio ♏
Scorpio, on November 30, embrace your natural magnetism and charm...

Scorpio, on November 30, embrace your natural magnetism and charm. Your presence will captivate those around you, making it an ideal time to network and build new connections. Trust in your ability to leave a lasting impression.

Sagittarius ♐
November 30 encourages Sagittarians to seek adventure and expand their horizons...

November 30 encourages Sagittarians to seek adventure and expand their horizons. Whether it's through travel, learning something new, or exploring different cultures, embrace the spirit of discovery and open yourself up to exciting experiences.

Capricorn ♑
Capricorn, on November 30, focus on nurturing your emotional well-being...

Capricorn, on November 30, focus on nurturing your emotional well-being. Take time to connect with loved ones and engage in activities that bring you joy. Cultivating a sense of inner contentment will positively impact all areas of your life.

Aquarius ♒
November 30 is a day for Aquarians to focus on their personal growth and development...

November 30 is a day for Aquarians to focus on their personal growth and development. Take some time to reflect on your goals and aspirations, and consider what steps you can take to move closer to achieving them. Trust in your abilities and embrace new opportunities that come your way.

Pisces ♓
Pisces, on November 30, it's important to prioritize your well-being...

Pisces, on November 30, it's important to prioritize your well-being. Take a break from your usual routine and indulge in some self-care activities. Whether it's a spa day, a nature walk, or simply relaxing at home, make sure to nurture your mind, body, and soul.

When is November 30?

No, it's not November 30 today. There are 272 days until November 30, 2024.

You can learn more about what day it is and what we celebrate today here.