On this day: November 30

Published On: Nov 29 2012 10:03:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 30 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 30 - Mandy Patinkin
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1952: Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin, best known for his roles in "The Princess Bride," "Chicago Hope," "Dead Like Me" and "Homeland," is born in Chicago, Illinois.

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