All About November 17th – Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About November 17th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Today we will go over all the November 17th holidays and obesrvations, and the history behind them. Then we will talk about today’s horoscope sign which is Scorpio. Then we will list today’s historical events, celebrity birthdays, movies and songs that were #1 on this day and other random trivia. Hope you find something interesting! And if it’s your birthday today then Happy Birthday!

November 17th Holidays

Everyday is full of holidays that we never heard of. Below are some of the holidays and observances for November 17th.

  • GIS Day
    November 17 – GIS Day, encourages us to learn more about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society. GIS is a geographic information system is a conceptualized framework that provides the ability to capture and analyze spatial and geographic data. Learn more at
  • Homemade Bread Day
    Today on November 17th we are encouraged to learn more about making home made bread! Try it out today with this recipe
  • International Students’ Day
    International Students’ Day is an international observance of the student community, held annually on November 17th to commemorate the students killed and sent to concentration camps when Czech universities were stormed by Nazis in 1939. Learn more at
  • National Baklava Day
    On November 17th you are encouraged to try to bake some Baklava! Here is a recipe to help you get started.
  • National Farm Joke Day
    What kind of pigs know karate? Pork Chops! Hahahaha if you like that silly joke then you will love today, because November 17th is National Farm Joke Day, so here is a list of funny farm jokes for you!
  • National Take a Hike Day
    President Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1965, established the program that has doubled the number of trails in America.  More than 60,000 miles of trails make up the National Trails System. So today on November 17th try to get out and do some hiking along them! Post pics to social media and encourages others to do the same.
  • National Unfriend Day
    Started by Jimmy Kimmel on November 17th in 2021, when he announced on Jimmy Kimmel live that it was National Unfriend Day, this day is to go through your friend’s list on social media and clean it up. If you have people who stress you out or you don’t even talk to at all, then  time to do some clearing out.
  • The Little Mermaid Day
    Today we celebrate the animated children’s film “The Little Mermaid,” which was released on November 17th in 1989.
  • World Prematurity Day
    World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns for premature babies and their families worldwide. Here are some resources


November 17th Zodiac Sign

See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.

If you were born today then you are a Scorpio.

Date range: October 23 – November 21 (Occasionally Nov 22 falls into Scorpio too.)


Element: Water

Quality: Fixed

Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust

Day: Tuesday

Ruler: Pluto, Mars

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer

Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 18, 22

Personality Traits:  Smart, resourceful, very brave, passionate, but can be really stubborn, jealous, sometimes even violent and doesn’t trust many people.

Famous Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling, Christopher Columbus,  Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Curie, Condoleezza Rice.

What do these celebrities have in common?

Rock Hudson - portraitMartin Scorsese by David ShankboneDanny DeVito by Gage Skidmore

November 17th Trivia

Here is a list of historical events, celebrity birthdays and epic moments throughout history with a little fun trivia throw in!

  • 1292 – John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. RuPaul by David Shankbone cropped
  • 1858 – The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern American serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor was born in Winnetka, IL.
  • 1942 – Martin Scorsese, American-Italian filmmaker was born in , Queens, New York City, NY.
  • 1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor was born in  Neptune Township, NJ.
  • 1947 – American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.
  • 1960 – RuPaul, American drag queen was born in, San Diego, CA. Rachel McAdams, TIFF 2012 (bright crop)
  • 1966 – Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter was born in Orange, Cal.
  • 1978 – Rachel McAdams, Actress was born in London, Canada.
  • 1980 –  The movie, “Private Benjamin” starring Goldie Hawn was the #1 movie.
  • 1985 – The movie, “Once Bitten” was the #1 movie at the box offices and grossed $4,025,657.
  • 1987 – “I Think We’re Alone Now”  by Tiffany was the number one song on the billboards.
  • 1986 – Nani, Professional Soccer player was born in Amadora, Portugal.
  • 2013 – In an uncommon late-season tornado outbreak,  the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are hit with about a dozen tornadoes that  touch down in an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.

Thank you to our sources for info and graphics, Checkiday, Wiki and Pixabay.

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