Today is Thursday, November 29. There are 25 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1943, coffee rationing began as part of the war effort.

In 1963 The Beatles released the single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the UK.  It sold a million copies in three days.

In 1981, 43-year-old actress Natalie Wood died in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California.

In 2009, the late Michael Jackson was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2009 Soul Train Awards.   

In 2015, President Obama paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. 

Today is Electronic Greetings Day and National Lemon Cream Pie Day.

Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 91.

Actor, comedian, and TV personality Howie Mandel is 63.

Actor Andrew McCarthy, from “Pretty in Pink,” and St. Elmo’s Fire,” is 56.

Actor Don Cheadle, from the “Oceans” films is 54.

Actress Anna Faris from the "Scary Movie" films, and the TV show "Mom,” is 42.

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