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.
1982: The movie "Gandhi" has its world premiere in New Delhi, India. The movie, which dramatizes the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an Indian lawyer and activist who was a leader of the nation's independence movement against Great Britain's rule, would win eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for its star, Ben Kingsley.
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