November 15 Holidays, Events & Observances

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November 15 holidays, events, rememberance around the world. These are November 15 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; November 15 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on November 15.

November 15 holidays and observances
November 15 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in November, international holidays in November 15, national days in November 15. Some major November 15 national day and International holidays list in November calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of November 15 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in November 15, notable events, national days in November 15, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on November 15 annually.

Here we go:

Month of November

November is the eleventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, the fourth and last of four months to have a length of 30 days and the fifth and last of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days.

Every November, it’s time to begin preparation for the winter months, whether that means pulling out your winter coat, adding another blanket to your bed, or searching for the perfect pumpkin pie recipe.

November derives from the Latin root novem- meaning “nine,” because in the Roman calendar there were only 10 months in the year, and November was indeed the ninth month. The word November was first recorded before the year 1000.

Holidays in November

When you think of November it’s easy to write it off as the holding month between Halloween and Christmas when very little happens.

But don’t wish the 11th month of the year away so quickly – there’s plenty to enjoy and feel happy about.

There’s the autumn weather, the pre-Christmas planning and – of course – the epic spectacle that is Bonfire Night.

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in November are: Use Your Common Sense Day, Mischief Night, National Candy Day, National Chicken Lady Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Gunpowder Day, Guy Fawkes Day, etc.

November 15 holidays and observances
November 15 Holidays and Observances

Major November 15 Holidays / National Day

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 46 days remain until the end of the year.

Holidays and observances

  • America Recycles Day (United States)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Abibus of Edessa
    • Albert the Great
    • Blessed Caius of Korea
    • Didier of Cahors
    • Francis Asbury and George Whitefield (Episcopal Church)
    • Blessed Hugh Faringdon
    • Leopold III, a public holiday in Lower Austria and Vienna.
    • Malo
    • Mechell
    • November 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium (German-speaking Community of Belgium)
  • Day of the Imprisoned Writer (International observance)
  • Earliest day on which Beaujolais Day can fall, while November 21 is the latest; observed on the third Thursday in November (International)
  • Earliest day on which Day of the Revolution can fall, while November 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in November (Mexico)
  • Earliest day on which Great American Smokeout can fall, while November 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Thursday in November (United States)
  • Independence Day, unilaterally declared in 1988. (Palestine)
  • King’s Feast (Belgium)
  • National Tree Planting Day (Sri Lanka)
  • Peace Day (Ivory Coast)
  • Republic Proclamation Day (Brazil)
  • Shichi-Go-San (Japan)
  • The beginning of Winter Lent (Eastern Orthodox)

November 15 events

  • 655 – Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
  • 1315 – Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
  • 1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
  • 1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
  • 1705 – Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).
  • 1760 – The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1806 – Pike Expion: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman’s March to the Sea.
  • 1889 – Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
  • 1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the “Ohio League”, the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
  • 1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1920 – The Free City of Danzig is established.
  • 1922 – At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • 1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
  • 1928 – The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.
  • 1933 – Thailand has its first election.
  • 1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
  • 1943 – The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put “on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps”.
  • 1951 – Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
  • 1955 – The first part of the Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
  • 1966 – Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program’s final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1966 – A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
  • 1967 – The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
  • 1968 – The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city’s downtown to its major airport.
  • 1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
  • 1969 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.
  • 1971 – Intel releases the world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
  • 1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
  • 1978 – A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
  • 1979 – A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
  • 1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence. Recognized only by Turkey.
  • 1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
  • 1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
  • 1987 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
  • 1988 – In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
  • 1988 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
  • 1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • 1990 – The Communist People’s Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
  • 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
  • 2000 – Jharkhand officially becomes the 28th state of India, formed from eighteen districts of southern Bihar.
  • 2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
  • 2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.
  • 2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
  • 2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
  • 2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
  • 2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
  • 2016 – Hong Kong’s High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city’s Parliament.
  • 2020 – Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and secures his seventh drivers’ title, equalling the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.
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November 15 birthdays

  • 459 – B’utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)
  • 1316 – John I, king of France and Navarre (d. 1316)
  • 1397 – Nicholas V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1455)
  • 1498 – Eleanor of Austria, queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • 1511 – Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)
  • 1556 – Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
  • 1607 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
  • 1660 – Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
  • 1661 – Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
  • 1692 – Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1708 – William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)
  • 1738 – William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)
  • 1741 – Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)
  • 1746 – Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
  • 1757 – Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
  • 1776 – José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Mexican journalist and author (d. 1827)
  • 1784 – Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)
  • 1791 – Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)
  • 1793 – Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
  • 1849 – Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)
  • 1852 – Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1892)
  • 1859 – Christopher Hornsrud, Norwegian businessman and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
  • 1862 – Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1946)
  • 1865 – John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1932)
  • 1867 – Emil Krebs, German polyglot (d. 1930)
  • 1868 – Emil Racoviță, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)
  • 1873 – Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1874 – Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (d. 1941)
  • 1874 – August Krogh, Danish zoologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1879 – Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1881 – Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
  • 1882 – Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)
  • 1886 – René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (d. 1951)
  • 1887 – Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)
  • 1887 – Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1888 – Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)
  • 1890 – Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (d. 1969)
  • 1891 – W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)
  • 1891 – Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)
  • 1892 – Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)
  • 1895 – Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1895 – Antoni Słonimski, Polish journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
  • 1896 – Leonard Lord, English businessman (d. 1967)
  • 1897 – Aneurin Bevan, Welsh journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1960)
  • 1897 – Sacheverell Sitwell, English author and critic (d. 1988)
  • 1899 – Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)
  • 1903 – Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974)
  • 1905 – Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)
  • 1906 – Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)
  • 1908 – Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)
  • 1912 – Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Yi Wu, Japanese-Korean colonel (d. 1945)
  • 1913 – Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
  • 1916 – Nita Barrow, Barbadian nurse and politician, 7th Governor-General of Barbados (d. 1995)
  • 1916 – Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)
  • 1920 – Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1922 – Francis Brunn, German juggler (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic (d. 2019)
  • 1922 – Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter (d. 1995)
  • 1923 – Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1927 – Bill Rowling, New Zealand politician, 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1995)
  • 1928 – C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician
  • 1928 – Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)
  • 1929 – Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2021)
  • 1929 – Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)
  • 1930 – J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
  • 1931 – Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan economist and politician, 3rd President of Kenya
  • 1931 – Pascal Lissouba, Congolese politician, President of the Republic of the Congo (d. 2020)
  • 1932 – Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1932 – Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)
  • 1932 – Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1933 – Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1933 – Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Joanna Barnes, American actress and author
  • 1934 – Peter Dickinson, English pianist and composer
  • 1935 – Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)
  • 1936 – H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1936 – Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1936 – Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)
  • 1937 – Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1939 – Terry Bradbury, English footballer and manager
  • 1939 – Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2021)
  • 1939 – Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer
  • 1940 – Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer (d. 2019)
  • 1940 – Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Hank Wangford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and physician
  • 1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor
  • 1941 – Rick Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1941 – Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator
  • 1942 – Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor
  • 1945 – Roger Donaldson, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Bob Gunton, American actor and singer
  • 1945 – Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-Swedish singer
  • 1946 – Vassilis Goumas, Greek basketball player
  • 1947 – Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
  • 1947 – Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1947 – Ken Sutcliffe, Australian journalist and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Filipino journalist, lawyer, politician and diplomat
  • 1950 – Egon Vaupel, German lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Marburg
  • 1951 – Beverly D’Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1952 – Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author
  • 1952 – Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)
  • 1953 – Alexander O’Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter and arranger
  • 1953 – James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1954 – Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer
  • 1954 – Emma Dent Coad, British politician
  • 1954 – Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Polish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Poland
  • 1954 – Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)
  • 1955 – Joe Leeway, English pop singer-songwriter and percussionist
  • 1956 – Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer
  • 1957 – Gerry Connolly, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1957 – Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer
  • 1957 – Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator
  • 1957 – Michael Woythe, German footballer and manager
  • 1958 – Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Australian actor and director
  • 1958 – Gu Kailai, Chinese lawyer and businesswoman
  • 1958 – Lesley Laird, British politician
  • 1959 – Tibor Fischer, English author
  • 1960 – Dawn Airey, English broadcaster
  • 1961 – Hugh McGahan, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1962 – Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator
  • 1962 – Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer
  • 1963 – Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host
  • 1963 – Benny Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Kevin J. O’Connor, American actor
  • 1964 – Stelios Aposporis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1964 – Tiit Sokk, Estonian basketball player and coach
  • 1965 – Nigel Bond, English snooker player
  • 1965 – Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
  • 1966 – Rachel True, American actress
  • 1967 – Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic
  • 1967 – Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player
  • 1967 – E-40, American rapper and actor
  • 1967 – Wayne Harrison, English footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1967 – François Ozon, French director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Jon Preston, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1968 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1968 – Fausto Brizzi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Teodoro Casiño, Filipino journalist and politician
  • 1968 – Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Uwe Rösler, German footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach
  • 1970 – Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Alexander Kvitashvili, Georgian-Ukrainian academic and politician, 19th Ukrainian Minister of Healthcare
  • 1970 – Patrick M’Boma, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1971 – Jay Harrington, American actor
  • 1971 – Martin Pieckenhagen, German footballer
  • 1972 – Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor
  • 1973 – Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
  • 1973 – Alamgir Sheriyar, English cricketer
  • 1974 – Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1975 – Scott Henshall, English fashion designer
  • 1975 – Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Boris Živković, Croatian footballer
  • 1976 – Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman
  • 1976 – Virginie Ledoyen, French actress
  • 1976 – Sule, Indonesian comedian and actor
  • 1977 – Sean Murray, American actor
  • 1977 – Peter Phillips, English businessman
  • 1977 – Robaire Smith, American football player
  • 1978 – Floyd Womack, American football player
  • 1979 – Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach
  • 1979 – Josemi, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 – Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • 1980 – Ace Young, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1981 – Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • 1981 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
  • 1982 – D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player
  • 1982 – Rio Hirai, Japanese actress
  • 1982 – Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • 1982 – Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
  • 1982 – Giaan Rooney, Australian swimmer
  • 1982 – Lofa Tatupu, American football player
  • 1982 – Kalu Uche, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 – Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner
  • 1983 – Sasha Pavlović, Serbian basketball player
  • 1983 – Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • 1984 – Asia Kate Dillon, American actor and producer
  • 1985 – Lily Aldridge, American model
  • 1985 – Charron Fisher, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Simon Spender, Welsh footballer
  • 1986 – Coye Francies, American football player
  • 1986 – Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
  • 1986 – Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Sergio Llull, Spanish basketball player
  • 1988 – Morgan Parra, French rugby player
  • 1988 – Billy Twelvetrees, English rugby player
  • 1989 – Jonalyn Viray, Filipino singer
  • 1991 – Maxime Colin, French footballer
  • 1991 – Shailene Woodley, American actress
  • 1992 – Sofia Goggia, Italian skier
  • 1992 – Minami Minegishi, Japanese singer
  • 1992 – Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player
  • 1992 – Trevor Story, American baseball player
  • 1992 – Kevin Wimmer, Austrian footballer
  • 1993 – Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer
  • 1993 – Saaya Irie, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1994 – Bryce Cartwright, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Blake Pieroni, American swimmer
  • 1995 – Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player
  • 1997 – Catie Munnings, British rally driver
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November 15 deaths

  • 165 BCE – Mattathias, Jewish resistance leader
  • 621 – Malo, Breton bishop and saint
  • 655 – Æthelhere, king of East Anglia
  • 655 – Penda of Mercia, king of Mercia
  • 1037 – Odo II, French nobleman (b. 983)
  • 1136 – Leopold III, margrave of Austria (b. 1073)
  • 1194 – Margaret I, countess of Flanders
  • 1226 – Frederick of Isenberg, German nobleman (b. 1193)
  • 1280 – Albertus Magnus, German bishop, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1193)
  • 1347 – James I of Urgell, Spanish nobleman (b. 1321)
  • 1351 – Joanna of Pfirt, duchess of Austria
  • 1379 – Otto V, duke of Bavaria
  • 1463 – Giovanni Antonio Del Balzo Orsini, Italian nobleman
  • 1527 – Catherine of York, English princess (b. 1479)
  • 1579 – Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)
  • 1594 – Martin Frobisher, English seaman and explorer
  • 1628 – Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and martyr (b. 1576)
  • 1630 – Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)
  • 1670 – John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop, philosopher, and educator (b. 1592)
  • 1691 – Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
  • 1706 – Tsangyang, Tibetan dalai lama (b. 1683)
  • 1712 – James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1658)
  • 1712 – Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • 1787 – Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
  • 1794 – John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
  • 1795 – Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • 1832 – Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman (b. 1767)
  • 1836 – Herman of Alaska, Russian missionary and saint (b. 1750s)
  • 1845 – William Knibb, English Baptist minister and Jamaican missionary (b. 1803)
  • 1853 – Maria II, Portuguese queen and regent (b. 1819)
  • 1892 – Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (b. 1850)
  • 1897 – Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1810)
  • 1908 – Cixi, China empress dowager and regent (b. 1835)
  • 1910 – Wilhelm Raabe, German author (b. 1831)
  • 1916 – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
  • 1917 – Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1919 – Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)
  • 1919 – Mohammad Farid, Egyptian lawyer and politician (b. 1868)
  • 1919 – Alfred Werner, French-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1922 – Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1866)
  • 1922 – Petros Protopapadakis, Greek mathematician and politician, 107th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1854)
  • 1922 – Nikolaos Stratos, Greek lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1872)
  • 1941 – Wal Handley, English motorcycle racer (b. 1902)
  • 1945 – Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
  • 1949 – Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)
  • 1949 – Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)
  • 1951 – Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
  • 1954 – Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
  • 1956 – Emma Richter, German paleontologist (b. 1888)
  • 1958 – Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
  • 1959 – Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
  • 1960 – Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
  • 1961 – Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1961 – Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (b. 1883)
  • 1963 – Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
  • 1966 – Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter and wrestler (b. 1877)
  • 1966 – William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
  • 1967 – Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1970 – Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)
  • 1971 – Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (b. 1903)
  • 1976 – Jean Gabin, French actor, singer, and producer (b. 1904)
  • 1978 – Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)
  • 1981 – Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
  • 1981 – Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1981 – Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar (b. 1938)
  • 1982 – Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)
  • 1982 – Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1983 – John Grimaldi, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 1983 – Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • 1983 – John Le Mesurier, English actor (b. 1912)
  • 1985 – Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter, photographer, and poet (b. 1913)
  • 1988 – Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)
  • 1988 – Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek archbishop and theologian (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1996 – Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)
  • 1997 – Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1998 – Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)
  • 1998 – Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 2000 – Edoardo Agnelli, son of industrialist Gianni Agnelli, converted to Shia Islam (b. 1954)
  • 2003 – Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (b. 1910)
  • 2003 – Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2004 – Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
  • 2004 – John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1959)
  • 2006 – David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (b. 1914)
  • 2010 – Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2010 – William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (b. 1954)
  • 2012 – Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
  • 2012 – Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (b. 1983)
  • 2012 – K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Frode Thingnæs, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Jack Bridger Chalker, English painter and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Lucien Clergue, French photographer and educator (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1983)
  • 2014 – Reg Withers, Australian soldier and politician, Australian Minister for the Capital Territory (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Gisèle Prassinos, French author (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Mose Allison, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996)
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