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.
1926: Actor Richard Crenna, best known for his roles in movies such as "The Sand Pebbles," "Body Heat" and the first three "Rambo" movies, is born in Los Angeles, California. Crenna, who died of heart failure at the age of 76 on Jan. 17, 2003, also appeared in the TV series "Our Miss Brooks" and "The Real McCoys."
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