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Wednesday, 23rd April

On this day – 23rd April 1988 ‘Get It’ by Stevie Wonder and Michael enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 4 and remains on the charts for eleven weeks. Listen to ‘Get It’ here:

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Wednesday, 23rd April

On this day – 23rd April 1992 ‘In The Closet’ video is premiered on Fox TV, MTV and BET in America and on ‘Top Of The Pops’ in Britain. Michael co-directs with Herb Ritts. Co-star for this very sensual video …

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Tuesday, 22nd April

In this month – April 1996 In April’s issue of ‘Disney Adventures’ magazine Michael is voted as the best male singer. Michael said he was happy, because kids are honest about who they like and don’t like.

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Tuesday, 22nd April

On this day – 22nd April – 3rd May 1973 The Jackson 5 tour Japan. Whilst in Japan, they take time to visit Buddhist temples, art museums and the Oriental Gardens of the Takanawa Prince Hotel. Amongst their dates the …

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Monday, 21st April

On this day – 21st April 2005 The Discovery Channel is soon to film a seven-part series counting down ‘Greatest Americans’. Today the nominees are announced, and Michael is among them. Other nominees include George Washington, Hugh Hefner, Hillary Clinton, …

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Saturday, 19th April

On this day – 19th,20th,21st April 1988 Michael performs to capacity audiences at three dates at The Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois, where he is presented with the Key to the City by Mayor Eugene Sawyer.

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Saturday, 19th April

On this day – 19th April 1997 Michael attends the unveiling of a special waxwork of his likeness at the Grevin Museum in Paris, France. Over 2,000 fans are there to greet him. Michael is surprised by the appearance of …

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Friday, 18th April

On this day – 18th-20th April 1995 Michael, representing his Heal the World Fondation, and Lisa Marie welcome 46 youngsters from 17 countries to Neverland Valley for a World Children’s Congress – a three day series of seminars and workshops. …

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Friday, 18th April

On this day – 18th April 1971 The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform ‘The Love You Save’ and Michael also appears in a couple of comedy sketches with a tongue-in-cheek impersonation …

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Thursday, 17th April

In this month – April 1983 ‘Beat It’, the video, is added to MTV’s playlist. Watch Michael’s ‘Beat It’ here:

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This Day In HIStory is taken from The Visual Documentary Facebook page, which publishes facts from one of the most comprehensive books on the King of Pop and the only book to be authorised by Michael himself.

It's written by the founder of MJWN and friend of Michael's, Adrian Grant and we thank him for helping us remember the special moments in Michael's life. We encourage everyone to follow The Visual Documentary on Facebook.

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