- 1016 Cnut the Great (Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'
- 1648 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
- 1731 Beijing hit by an earthquake; about 100,000 die
- 1786 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.
- 1974 Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression
- 1994 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
- 1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow
World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range
On November 30, 2017
Ann Hodges is bruised by a meteor at Sylacauga, Alabama in first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human
On November 30, 1954
- 1940 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut
- 1945 Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry
- 1973 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)
- 1996 Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey
- 1996 "All My Children" actress-model Eva LaRue (29) weds John Callahan (42) under a 500-year-old banyan tree at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii