Have You Heard, today (11/30) marks 33 since the release of the top-selling album of all time.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller had a production budget of $750,000. It’s earned an estimated $500 million.
Many historians call it not only one of the greatest LPs in history, but say it was the first album to music videos as a promotional tool.
Thriller was the number-one album in both 1983 and 1984.
The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.
In all, Thriller has sold an estimated 68 million copies worldwide.
To put that in perspective, the number-two album on the list, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), sold about 44 million.
Pink Floyd’s The Wall is number-31 on the list. It was released 36 years ago today (11/30/1979).
North Carolina’s senior U.S. Senator, Richard Burr (R-Winston-Salem), is 60 years old today.
Singer/Songwriter Billy Idol is also 60 today.
Actor/Director Ben Stiller is 50.
Actress Kaley Cuoco is 30.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz married 75 years ago today (11/30/1940).
The marriage lasted a little more than 19 years but it produced two children and helped produce perhaps the greatest TV show of all time.
I Love Lucy ran for six years and was one of only three shows to end its run at number-one in the Nielsen ratings.
The other two were The Andy Griffith Show (1968) and Seinfeld (1998).
Today is “Cyber Monday,” the biggest online shopping day of the year.
“Cyber Monday,” unofficially, began in 2005 when the National Labor Relations Board threw the name “out there” in a news release that cited the growing trend of online buys on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
That trend has exploded.
Last year’s “Cyber Monday” sales hit a record $2.68 billion, up 17 percent from 2013.
A similar increase this year will mean online sales will top three billions today.
Today is also “Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.”
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