Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, Bing and Bowie sing a Christmas duet, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.
1982: Michael Jackson's "Thriller," which would go on to become the best-selling album of all time, is released. Seven singles would be released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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