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On this day: November 30

POSTED: 08:03 PM PST Nov 29, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 29, 2012 

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 - Tiny Tim
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1996: Entertainer Tiny Tim, most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice, dies of a heart attack at the age of 64 in Minneapolis, Minn. His real name Herbert Khaury, he was also famous for marrying Victoria Mae Budinger (aka Miss Vicki) on Dec. 17, 1969, on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" with 21.4 million viewers watching.

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