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.
1969: Director Marc Forster, known for movies such as "Monster's Ball," "Finding Neverland," "Stranger than Fiction," "The Kite Runner," "Quantum of Solace" and "World War Z," is born in Illertissen, West Germany.
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