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.
1968: Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" is released. It would become the first single by the band to go to No. 1 on the Soul singles chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that position on the latter chart for four weeks from Feb. 15, 1969, until March 14, 1969.
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