On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 30 - Ridley Scott
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1937: Film director Ridley Scott, known for directing movie such as "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Thelma & Louise," "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down," is born in South Shields, England.

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