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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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Thursday, 17th April

On this day – 17th April 1984 Michael undergoes reconstructive scalp surgery at Brotman Memorial Hospital. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Hoefflin, performs revolutionary laser surgery on Michael to repair damage he suffered to his scalp during the filming of a …

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Wednesday, 16th April

On this day – 16th April 2007 ‘Sister 2 Sister’ magazine’s publisher, Jamie Foster Brown, reports on travelling as a member of Michael’s entourage on his recent trip to Japan. She was very impressed with his parenting skills. The children …

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Wednesday, 16th April

On this day – 16th April 1983 Michael and Samir Kamoun don Charlie Chaplin outfits to pay tribute to Chaplin on his birthday. Michael says: “This is in memory of a great man who has touched the hearts of the …

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Tuesday, 15th April

On this day – 15th April 1989 ‘Moonwalker’ is broadcast on the cable channel, Showtime. Watch some footage from Michael’s ‘Moonwalker’ here:

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Tuesday, 15th April

On this day – 15th April 1993 The video to ‘Whatzupwitu’ by Eddie Murphy and Michael is premiered by Fox and BET. Watch ‘Whatzupwitu’ here:

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Monday, 14th April

On this day – 14th April 1989 At the 2nd World Music Awards, Michael receives The Philips Hall Of Fame Award For Special Achievement In Video and the award for Number One Video In The World (‘Dirty Diana’). Michael accepts …

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Monday, 14th April

On this day – 14th April 1988 The video for ‘Dirty Diana’ premieres on MTV. It is Michael’s first performance video, filmed in Long Beach, California. Watch Michael’s ‘Dirty Diana’ here:

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Sunday, 13th April

On this day – 13th April 1973 ‘Music & Me’, Michael’s third solo album is released on the Motown label. The tracklist is as follows: Side One 1. With A Child’s Heart 2. Johnny Raven 3. Up Again 4. All …

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Sunday, 13th April

On this day – 13th April 1985 ‘We Are The World’ with Quincy Jones’ tune ‘Grace’ on the B-side, released on March 7, hits number 1 on the Pop singles chart holding its position for four weeks. ‘We Are The …

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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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