MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASES “THRILLER” IN 1982, On this day (November 30th) in 1982, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album was released by Epic Records. The album became the biggest selling pop album of all time with sales of over 50 million copies worldwide. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984 including Album of the Year. Seven singles, out of the nine songs recorded on the album, were released over a one year period with all reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thriller still sells an estimated 130,000 copies worldwide per year.
Happy Birthday: Dick Clark, Roger Glover, and Clay Aiken.