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This Day In HIStory

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Sunday, 26th April

On this day – 26th April 1993 As part of his ‘Heal LA’ drive, Michael visits Los Angeles South Central accompanied by Caroline Bingham of the ‘Los Angeles Sentinel’, and ‘Off The Wall’ magazine publisher, Adrian Grant. Michael visits The …

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Thursday, 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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Thursday, 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, 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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Monday, 20th April

On this day – 20th April 2002 At the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the very same venue which Michael performed his very first moonwalk during ‘Motown 25′, Michael performs ‘Dangerous’ in front of a live audience, at the taping of a …

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Saturday, 18th April

On this day – 18th-20th April 1995 Michael, representing his Heal the World Foundation, 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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Saturday, 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, 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, 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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Tuesday, 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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Monday, 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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Monday, 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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Saturday, 11th April

On this day – 11th April 1990 Michael comforts Ryan White’s mother, Jeanne, as he attends the funeral service held in Indiana along with 1,500 other mourners including Barbara Bush, Elton John, Phil Donahue and football star, Howie Long of …

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Thursday, 9th April

On this day – 9th April 1984 Through the ‘Brass Ring Society’, an organization which fulfills the wishes of terminally ill children, David Smithee, a 14-year old sufferer from cystic fibrosis, is invited to visit Michael at the Encino family …

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Wednesday, 8th April

On this day – 8th April 1990 At the age of 18, Ryan White loses his fight against the deadly disease, AIDS, after being comatosed for six days. Michael, who had become a close friend of Ryan’s hears of the …

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Wednesday, 8th April

On this day – 8th April 1990 At the age of 18, Ryan White loses his fight against the deadly disease, AIDS, after being comatosed for six days. Michael, who had become a close friend of Ryan’s hears of 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.

Buy The Visual Documentary from Amazon.co.uk

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