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Today in Entertainment History: “Thriller” premiered

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On November 30, 1965, the state of Colorado declared Rolling Stones Day, in honor of the Stones’ concert in Denver.

In 1969, the first Simon and Garfunkel television special was broadcast in the US.

In 1974, singer-songwriters Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson got married.

In 1977, David Bowie sang a duet of “Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby on Crosby’s Christmas special, which aired on television shortly after Crosby’s death.

On November 30, 1965, the state of Colorado declared Rolling Stones Day, in honor of the Stones’ concert in Denver.

In 1969, the first Simon and Garfunkel television special was broadcast in the US.

In 1974, singer-songwriters Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson got married.

In 1977, David Bowie sang a duet of “Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby on Crosby’s Christmas special, which aired on television shortly after Crosby’s death.

In 1982, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album was released. It became the best-selling album of all time.

In 1988, LL Cool J held the first rap concert in Africa, in the Ivory Coast.

In 1996, entertainer Tiny Tim died after performing his title song, “Tiptoe Thru The Tulips,” at a benefit concert in Minneapolis. Reports put his age at 64 or 66.

In 2000, Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was washed up from his boat about four miles off the coast of San Francisco. His body was never found. He was 45 years old.

In 2004, Ken Jennings lost on “Jeopardy!” after winning 74 times and $2.5 million.

Today’s Birthday: Country singer and record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 85 years old. Director Ridley Scott is 85. Writer-director Terrence Malick (MAL’-ik) (“The Thin Red Line”) is 79. Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is 77. Singer-actress Mandy Patinkin is 70. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 69. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 68. Singer Billy Idol is 67. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 65. Comedian Colin Mochrie (MAHK’-ree) (“Of who’s the line anyway?”) is 65. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 59. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 57. DJ Steve Aoki is 45. Singer Clay Aiken (“American Idol”) is 44. Actor Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) is 40. Actor Kaley Cuoco (KWOH’-koh) (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 37. Model Chrissy Teigen (TY’-gen) is 37. Actress Christel Khalil (“The Young and the Restless”) is 35 years old. Actress Rebecca Rittenhouse (“The Mindy Project”) is 34. Actress Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”) is 33. Actress Tyla Harris (“For Life”) is 22.

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