November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. November 11 is also known in many countries as 'Remembrance Day' on which the dead of World War I, World War II and other more recent wars are commemorated.
- 1821 -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novelist: Notes from Underground, The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment)
- 1885 -- George Patton, United States army general during World War II
- 1922 -- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (novelist: Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle)
- 1929 -- Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German poet
- 1962 -- Demi Moore (born "Demetria Guynes") (actress: Strip Tease, Ghost, The Seventh Sign)
- 1964 -- Calista Flockhart (actress: Ally McBeal)
- 1974 -- Leonardo DiCaprio (actor: Titanic, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?)
- 397 -- Saint Martin of Tours
- 1642 -- Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer.
- 1974 -- Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer
- 1889 -- Washington becomes the 42nd state of the United States.
- 1918 -- World War I ends, and this day is thereafter celebrated as "Armistice Day," "Remembrance Day," "Veterans Day," "Victory Day," or "World War I Memorial Day," depending on your location.
- 1992 -- The Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
- Feast of Saint Martin of Tours