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 - Dick Clark
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1929: Dick Clark, who would become best known for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, "American Bandstand," from 1957 to 1987, is born in Bronxville, N.Y. Clark would also become known for hosting the game show "Pyramid" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

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