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Michael Jackson

Sigmund Esco Jackson is born is born in Gary, Indiana, USA. He will find fame as Jackie Jackson, eldest member of The Jackson Five.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, support Gladys Knight And The Pips, Stevie Wonder, Shorty Long and Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers in a show at Gilroy Stadium, Gary, Indiana, USA. The event is a fund-raising campaign benefit for the town's mayor, Richard Hatcher.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording You Ain't Giving Me What I Want (So I'm Gonna Take It All Back) and We Can Have Fun for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, perform ABC and I Want You Back on US tv series American Bandstand.
Two live tracks by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, appear on the compilation album Motown At The Hollywood Palace, released today by Motown Records in the USA. The album also features live performances by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight & The Pips.
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.
Motown Records announce that The Jackson Five, including Michael Jackson, have sold one million records in nine months.
Mama's Pearl by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Top 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No2.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jackson 5 play in the Royal Variety Performance in London.
Lookin' Through The Windows by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the UK Top 50 Singles Chart, where it will peak at No9 during an eleven-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Aboard PanAm flight 184, The Jackson 5 cross the Atlantic to begin their first African tour, during which they will receive an award from the Organisation of African Unity for improving the status of Afro-Americans.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson is the new No1 single on the Billboard R'n'B Singles chart in the USA.
It is announced that with Billie Jean and Thriller, Michael Jackson has become the first artist to simultaneously occupy the No1 positions in the Billboard US Rock Albums and Singles charts plus the Billboard US R&B Albums and Singles charts.
Thriller by Michael Jackson becomes the best-selling album ever, topping ten million sales.
At the Grammy Awards Ceremony in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Michael Jackson scoops a remarkable eight Grammies.
Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at CNE, Toronto, Canada.
On their Victory tour, The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at the Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the first of three nights at Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Michael Jackson adds a third Wembley Stadium, London, date to the two previously announced as part of his Bad World Tour.
Michael Jackson is guest of honour at a party in the home of film director Franco Zeffirelli in Rome, Italy.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at Eriksbergsvarvet, Gothenburg, Sweden, to an audience of 53,000.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Capital Cenre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
The Top Five Billboard chart singles in the USA are all by female artists, with the No1 position being held by Madonna's Vogue. The other songs are by Sinead O'Connor, Heart, Wilson Phillips and Janet Jackson.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the second of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Michael Jackson releases the album Dangerous in the USA.
Michael Jackson visits tv comedian Benny Hill in hospital in the UK shortly before his demise.
Dangerous by Michael Jackson is certified as a US five-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
A hectic day for the long arms of the law. Police raid Michael Jackson's homes in California after allegations of child abuse. On the same day, when a 22 year old man is shot in Los Angeles, California, police issue a warrant for the arrest of rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The man had made threats against Dogg, only to find himself shot by the rapper's bodyguard. Meanwhile, in the UK, Rob Collins, keyboardist of UK band The Charlatans, pleads guilty at Stafford Crown Court to being an accessory in an armed robbery.
At the start of the 1993 leg of his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Kaohsiung Air Field, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to an audience of 40,000.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and, some say, Elizabeth Taylor, make their escape from the city in a rented car which they themselves drive as far as Ohio, before switching to a plane for the remainder of the trip to Los Angeles, California, USA. (This bizarre road trip will be turned into a movie, Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon, in 2016.)
It is reported that Michael Jackson and Sony Music are to buy country music publisher Acuff-Rose for $157m (
Michael Jackson pleads not guilty in court in California, USA, after his grand jury indictment on charges of child molestation.
It is announced that the start of Michael Jackson's upcoming run of shows at the O2, London, has been delayed from July 8 to July 13.
Los Angeles police take into custody a car belonging to Dr Conrad Murray, the physician who had been with Michael Jackson when he died. Police believe the vehicle may contain evidence pertaining to Jackson's death.
Preliminary sales figures from Nielsen SoundScan indicate that the recently deceased Michael Jackson's catalogue of solo albums sold 800,000 copies in the USA in the week ending at the close of business on this day - an increase of 90% over the previous week.
Michael Jackson's 1983 Thriller video, directed by John Landis, is inducted for preservation in the 2009 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the USA.
The book Guinness World Records 2011 is published, including many new records achieved by music stars. Lady Gaga is 'Most Searched-For Female', on Google and Michael Jackson is the 'Most Searched-For Male'. Lady Gaga also secures the 'Most Weeks on the UK Chart In Any Year', shattering Oasis' long standing record with 154. Jay-Z and Beyonc are the highest-earning 'power couple', having banked $US122 million over the last year, while Miley Cyrus enters the record book as the 'Most Charted Teenager' for achieving 29 Billboard Hot 100 entries in the USA. Pixie Lott is included for having made the biggest-ever chart jump, when her single Boys And Girls went from No73 to No1 a week later.
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