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.
1959: Singer-songwriter Cherie Currie, who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the 1970s teen girl rock band The Runaways, is born in Encino, California. She's also acted and is particularly known for the 1980 film "Foxes," which co-starred Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman and Randy Quaid.
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