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.
1979: Actor and comedian Zeppo Marx (far right) dies of lung cancer at the age of 78 in Rancho Mirage, California. The youngest of the five Marx Brothers, he appeared in the first five Marx Brothers feature films from 1929 to 1933 as a straight man and romantic lead, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent.
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