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Michael Jackson

Louie Shelton of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, is given his first guitar for his ninth birthday. He will become one of the most sought-after session guitarists in the music business, playing with The Monkees, The Jackson 5, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters, The Mamas And Papas, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Simon And Garfunkel, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
The Jackson Five release their debut album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five, in the USA on Motown Records.
ABC, the second album by Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, enters the US Billboard Pop Albums Chart where it will peak at No4. It also enters the Black Albums chart where it will peak at No1, a position it will hold for twelve weeks.
I'll Be There by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart where it will peak at No1.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida.
Never Can Say Goodbye, by the The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, peaks at No2 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart. On the same day, their fifth studio album, Maybe Tomorrow, peaks at No11.
Never Can Say Goodbye, by the The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the UK Top 50 Pop Singles Chart where it will peak at No33 during a seven-week run.
Michael Jackson's third solo single, I Wanna be Where You Are, on Motown Records, enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart, where it will peak at No16.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center Arena, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourteenth of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of seven nights at the Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fifth of seven nights at the Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael Jackson releases his fourth LP, Forever, Michael, on Motown Records in the UK.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, play the second of four non-consecutive nights at The Forum, Los Angeles.
The Girl Is Mine by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, peaks at No2 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Film director John Landis hires his director of photography Robert Paynter, choreographer Michael Peters, and his own wife, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, as costume designer, for the imminent filming of Michael Jackson's Thriller video in Los Angeles, California, USA. Auditions for dancers also begin on this day.
Michael Jackson is filming the video for his upcoming single Thriller with director John Landis, in Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA.
Michael Jackson attends the unveiling of a wax likeness of himself at The Guinness Museum of World records in San Francisco.
The USA For Africa single We Are The World is being recorded at A+M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross.
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Michael Jackson adds two more Wembley Stadium, London, shows to his upcoming UK visit. They sell out immediately, setting a new venue record of five full houses.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Summit, Houston, Texas.
Michael Jackson plays the second of three consecutive sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium, London, during his Bad World Tour.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork, Ireland, Europe, to an audience of 60,000.
Lavon 'Billie Jean' Muhammed, who had claimed to be the mother of a child by Michael Jackson, pleads guilty to violating a restraining order designed to keep her away from Jackson's home.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the eighth of nine dates in this month at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, to an audience of 45,000.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation tour, Janet Jackson plays at Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Sections of Michael Jackson's Black Or White video, which includes crotch-grabbing and car-smashing scenes, are edited out after protests from tv viewers.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a platinum single in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
Dangerous by Michael Jackson is certified as a four-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley go on their first date, to watch The Temptations play live.
Michael Jackson begins the second leg of the HIStory World Tour, with a show at Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany, to an audience of 55,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria, to an audience of 50,000.
Debbie Rowe divorces Michael Jackson. Rowe, who receives an $8-million settlement and a house in Beverly Hills, California, USA, gives full custody rights of their children to Jackson.
Michael Jackson, Carole King, P. Diddy, O-Town, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Destiny's Child, Pink, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Bette Midler and America play in the fund-raising United We Stand concert at RFK Stadium, Washington DC. The event is one of many raising funds for victims of the World Trade Center atrocity.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.
Jury selection in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in California, USA, is delayed for a week because of a death in the family of the pop star's attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr.
Journalist Martin Bashir, a crucial prosecution witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, refuses to answer any questions while in the witness box.
It is reported that before he attends court each day for his child molestation trial in California, USA, Michael Jackson prays with the Reverend Jesse Jackson on the telephone and receives advice on his personal and spiritual issues.
Saxophone wizard Maceo Parker plays the second of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
$100m legal proceedings by the family of Michael Jackson against Dr. Conrad Murray, due to start on this day in Los Angeles, California, USA, are withdrawn. It is announced that the family has had a change of heart and will not be pursuing the former physician who was convicted of Jackson's involuntary manslaughter. The Jackson family will now, it is reported, pursue a civil action against AEG, concert promoters for the This Is It tour which Jackson was preparing for when he passed away.
An analysis of Wikipedia articles by the University of Toulouse suggests that Frank Sinatra is the most important person in the English-speaking world, based on the methods used by Google to analyse Wikipedia pages and determine which individuals have the most important articles linking to them. Sinatra is followed by Michael Jackson and in third place is Pope Pius XII.
Quincy Jones and LA Reid are among those attending 1Oak nightclub in Los Angeles, California, USA, for a 'memorial dance party' in honour of Michael Jackson. During the event, DJ Cassidy plays five solid hours of back-to-back Jackson songs.
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