History Blog

November 30

Happy Birthday RIP “Mark Twain”(Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835–1910) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill(1874–1965) Gordon Parks(1912–2006) Richard “Dick” Clark Jr(1929–2012) Martin E. Brooks(Baum 1925–2015) Robert Guillaume(Williams 1927–2017) ; Sir Ridley Scott–84 Mandel “Mandy” Patinkin–69 “Billy Idol”(William Broad)–66 “Stacey Q” Swain–63 Benjamin Stiller–56 “Clay Aiken”(Clayton Grissom)–43 Kaley Cuoco–36 ; 1982 – Michael Jackson’s second solo album, Thriller is released worldwide. It will become the best-selling record album in history ; 1999 – Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company.