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October 23, 2010

1978 – Michael visits the famous toy store F.A.O Schwartz in Manhattan. 1987 – Michael Jackson’s one-day trip in Chinese mainland. When Michael Jackson’s China fans are groaning that they will never see the King of Pop on their homeland, it is rarely known to the public the pop icon actually dropped by a tourist […]

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October 3, 2010

1977 – The Wiz rehearsals began in New York City. 1979 – The Jacksons perform Destiny tour in New Orleans, United States. 1983 – Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s single “Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear” was released in the United Kingdom. The song was produced by George Martin for McCartney’s 5th solo album, […]

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September 28, 2010

1977 – Universal Pictures holds a press conference at Astoria Studios in Queens, NY to announce the making of The Wiz. Michael attends the event with Diana Ross, Nipsey Russel and Ted Ross. 1984 – The Jacksons performs Victory tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA] attending 60,000 fans. 1987 – Fan Club magazine […]

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September 22, 2010

1974 – The Jackson 5 perform Life Of The Party at the Sonny Comedy Revue. 1977 – In the September 22, 1977 issue of Jet magazine, Michael gave an interview to deny a slew of rumors. Now a young adult, Michael’s private life was open to speculation in the press. It wasn’t long before strange […]

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September 14, 2010

1984 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” won Best Overall Performance, Best Choreography and Viewers’ Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall, NY. Here, La Toya Jackson shows up in Moonman-inspired fashion to accept her brother’s awards.Michael Jackson, who scored three Moonmen, among his trophies was one for Best Choreography […]

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August 31, 2010

1987 – Michael released his highly anticipated follow-up album to Thriller, titled Bad, worldwide on August 31, 1987 [except in England, where August 31 is a bank holiday] with copies leaving the record shops faster than assistants could fill the shelves. Bad sold 500,000 copies within five days in the UK; a first for any […]

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August 21, 2010

1971 – The Jackson 5 song Maybe Tomorrow hit #20 in the U.S. Single Details: “Maybe Tomorrow” was released in June, 1971 from the Jackson 5’s album of the same title. The ballad was originally supposed to have been sung (possibly in a different production) by Sammy Davis, Jr. but for various reasons, the entertainer […]

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August 18, 2010

1990 – Michael welcomes 130 children from the “YMCA” Summer Program in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his ranch. They were treated to a barbecue meal, played video games, visited his zoo, and watch movies. Each child was given a free pair of sneakers, and you can bet they weren’t Reeboks! The children made […]

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July 17, 2010

1980 – Michael films a special at Disneyland for Disney’s 25th anniversary. Disneyland celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a 25 hour party starting at midnight and ending at 1 AM on the 20th.1982 – Michael attends a gala in honor of Quincy Jones at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 1985 – The charity single We Are […]