Today in MJJ HIStory
1971 – The Jackson 5ive Concert in Hampton (Virginia)
1972 – The Jackson 5ive Concert in Chicago (Illinois)
1988 – Michael Jackson & Jimmy Jam visit Elstree Studios where Steven Spielberg is directing Indiana Jones and they both meet Harrison Ford.
1992 – Concerts his Dangerous World Tour in Stockholm, Sweden at the Olympic Stadium, attending 53,000.
1996 – Michael visits South Africa for a few days, arrives in Johannesburg, where he attends a private birthday for President Nelson Mandela. Mandela invited about 2000 children to the party.Nelson Mandela poses with Michael Jackson before cutting a birthday cake for his 78th birthday at Hilton College in Kwazulu-Natal. Michael took time off from touring, to visit South Africa where not only did he attend a private birthday party for the country’s President Nelson Mandela, he revealed he was writing a song about him. “I was working on it last night (19th July),” he said. “This is a wonderful, lovely man. I love Nelson Mandela very much.”
Mandela, stepping out on to a patio to greet the media, turned to Michael and said,
“I can see who is the world leader. I have never seen so many journalists!”
During the press conference in Sun City, Michael announces that his upcoming HIStory World Tour would reach South Africa.
While in South Africa, Michael also took time to visits the black township of Soweto, where he laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial to honor the youngsters who were shot dead by South Africa’s security forces during the 1976 Apartheid riots; and renders a bouquet of white roses, carnations and lilies in remembrance of 11-year-old leukemia victim, Jaymee Bowen.
Meanwhile, the highest bid for a Neverland visit on behalf of the star is obtained at the “Cities in School” celebrity auction and, with the aid of radio “KIIS-FM” in Los Angeles, 115,000 dollars are delivered to school pupils.
1998 – Michael Jackson and Don Barden go to Joannesburg.
The city of Warsaw, Poland, presented Michael Jackson with four potential locations for a planned theme park.
1999 – Michael Jackson attends Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
2007 – Michael Jackson takes Prince, Paris & Blanket to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space and American Indian museums in Washington, D. C.
Michael Jackson toured the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space and American Indian museums, arriving with his children before the buildings opened to the public.
“He wanted to show them the sights,” Raymone Bain, a publicist for the 48-year-old pop star, told The Washington Post.
Jackson will be in the Washington region for a few days. Bain said the singer has been looking for a vacation home.
Jackson’s fondness to stars wars films is evident with his life-sized replicas of Darth Vader, Yoga, D2 R2, C-3PO and a Han Solo model frozen in carbonite.
See more Star Wars pieces from the great panoramic of Michael Jackson’s game room collection gallery.
MJ Star Wars Collection