Daily Archives: November 30, 2012

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album released 30 years ago today (1982)

Video: 'Billie Jean'

(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.

World premiere of ‘Gandhi’ held in New Delhi 30 years ago today (1982)

Video: 'Gandhi' trailer

(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.