On this day: November 30

Posted: 11:03 PM EST Nov 29, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 30, 2015

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.

OTD November 30 - Paul Walker
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2013: Paul Walker, best known for movies such as "Varsity Blues," "Into the Blue" and "The Fast and the Furious" film series, is killed in a car crash in Southern California. The 40-year-old actor was in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by racing team partner Roger Rodus, who also died in the crash, that slammed into a light pole and burst into flames in an office park in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood.

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