(Tuesday, November 30, 1982) — Thriller by Michael Jackson (featuring Paul McCartney on The Girl Is Mine, was released today by Epic Records. It would go on to become the biggest-selling album of all time with sales estimated by various sources as being between 65 and 110 million copies worldwide.
Thriller was ranked number 20 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2003.
(Tuesday, November 30, 1982) — Gandhi, an epic biographical film which dramatizes the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an Indian lawyer and activist who was a leader of the nation’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against Great Britain’s rule of the country during the 20th century, had its world premiere today in New Delhi.
Directed by Richard Attenborough, the film starred Ben Kingsley.
(Friday, November 29, 2002) — The Concert for George was held tonight at the Royal Albert Hall as a memorial to former Beatle George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. The concert featured the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and Harrison’s son Dhani.
Video: 'High Rise Building Fire - 6 die - Nov 29, 1972'
(Wednesday, November 29, 1972) — Fire raced across a posh penthouse cafe and through the top three floors of 16-story Rault Center building in downtown New Orleans today, trapping diners and office workers behind walls of flame and smoke.
(Saturday, November 29, 1952) — Why Don’t You Believe Me? by Joni James was the #1 song on today’s Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of two weeks (November 29, December 6, 1952; tied with It’s in the Book (Parts 1 & 2) by Johnny Standley on Nov. 29).
(Saturday, November 28, 1992) — I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for 14 weeks (November 28, December 5/12/19/26, 1992, January 2/9/16/23/30, February 6/13/20/27, 1993), which at the time was a record. It was Houston’s tenth of 11 number one hits (1985-1995).
(Saturday, November 27, 1982) — Truly by Lionel Richie peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks (November 27, December 4, 1982). It was Richie’s second of five solo #1 hits since leaving The Commodores (1981-1985).