Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.
1962: Bo Jackson, the 1985 Heisman Trophy winner and the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports, is born in Bessemer, Alabama. Jackson played running back for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and left field and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels during an eight-year career that spanned from 1986 to 1994. He's seen here at the 2014 BCS National Championship Game between Florida State and his alma mater Auburn.
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