Clay Aiken – It’s November

It is November 1st, 2009.

The topaz is the birthstone for November.

The chrysanthemum is the flower for the month of November.

The month of November is full of many special days and celebrations.  Nestled between Halloween and the Christmas/New Year’s celebrations, November offers a plethora of interesting occasions.

In the United States:

  • Election Day is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  (Got that?)
  • Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th
  • Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month

In case that is not enough, the month of November hosts many unique celebrations.

November is:

  • National Adoption Month – a month set aside to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care.
  • Diabetics Awareness Month – time to shine a spotlight on a serious disease that leads to potentially life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.
  • National Family Caregiver Month – The goal for NFC Month is always to raise public awareness about issues surrounding family caregiving and to empower family caregivers.

The Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society occurs on the third Thursday of November, one week before Thanksgiving. Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking for these 24 hours, in hopes that they will quit forever.

There are hundreds of birthdays of well-known people in the month of November.  Some of the well-known birthdays are :

  • Daniel Boone,  American frontiersman, born November 2, 1734
  • Will Durant, American historian, philosopher, and educator, born November 5, 1885.
  • John Phillip Sousa, American bandmaster, born November 6, 1854.
  • Martin Luther, German religious leader, born November 10, 1483.
  • George Eliot, English novelist, born November 22, 1819.
  • Charles deGaulle French statesman, born November 22, 1890.
  • Benjamin Britten, British composer, born November 22, 1913.
  • Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver’s Travels, born November 30, 1667.
  • Mark Twain, American author, born November 30, 1835.
  • British statesman Sir Winston Churchill born November 30, 1874.

AND……the most important birthday celebrated in November is:

Clay Aiken, American Pop singer, comedian, actor and philanthropist, born November 30, 1978.

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  1. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful facts about November. It's my favorite time of year, best friend's birthday, and favorite singerman of all time birthday, Clay Aiken!! Thanks for the pics, so diverse, loved them all! Love Clay so much!! Love your site, always so informative and fun!

  2. As always CANN gives us lots of research..and actual facts…Thanks!!

    Love the pics as well of Clay. I think the fans all love Clay Aiken's birthday, more than he does…hahahaha We have celebrated it since 2003, when we were introduced to Clay…usually by raising money for his foundation…so it's a win win for everyone!!!!! Love the pics!!!!


  3. Musicfan,

    Thnx for the overview of November, one of the most important dates being Clay Aiken's birthday! The photos are very special.

    Have a great week!


  4. There's always been something special about November — even more so since my favourite singer man – Clay Aiken's birthday is here.

  5. Thanks for the great information about November and my favorite date, 30th!
    I didnt have that Afghanistan photo yet or the beautiful "hand" picture for my collection.

  6. It is hard to believe it is November. I enjoyed the article with the info on the month and all the birthdays. I especially like to celebrate the man himself-Clay Aiken-who has brought so much to so many.

  7. I love the pictures of Clay. For several years Clay was in concert on his birthday–sure wish that he would be singing to us this year on November 30. Just looking forward to whatever is in store and hope it will be "soon."

  8. Thanks for all the great information about the month of November!! Before I read this, I thought only Thanksgiving and Clay Aiken's birthday were significant events in November!!

  9. Thanks for all the important information about November…but, when it comes right down to it..Clay Aiken's birthday is the most important date to me. Loved the pictures..especially Clay with the Afghan children. Also, love pic #3. THUD!

  10. Does anyone else notice the similarity between Clay’s hands and those painted by El Greco? Always beautiful and expressive.

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