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This Day In HIStory

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Monday, 26th January

On this day – 26th January 2008 Michael receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 NRJ Music Awards show, in the year which he will mark the 25th Anniversary of ‘Thriller’. The awards show took place in Cannes (France) …

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Monday, 26th January

On this day – 26th January 1993 Michael attends a press conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, to accept donations of $100,000 each from the NFL (National Football League) and Frito Lay, sponsor of the …

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Sunday, 25th January

On this day – 25th January 1993 At the 20th American Music Awards ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Michael opens the ceremony with a performance of ‘Dangerous’. Michael wins two of his five nominations for Favourite …

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Sunday, 25th January

On this day – 25th January 1971 Almost two weeks before the Jackson 5 returned to Gary, Mayor of the City of Gary, Indiana, Richard Gordon Hatcher, honored The Jackson 5 by issuing a proclamation changing the name of the …

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Saturday, 24th January

On this day – 24th January 1984 Shooting of the first Pepsi commercial begins with Alfonso Ribeiro, the 12 year old star of the Broadway show ‘The Tap Dance Kid’ starring alongside Michael who, together with Pepsi, reworks the lyrics …

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Thursday, 22nd January

On this day – 22nd January 1979 The Jacksons begin a world tour to promote the ‘Destiny’ album with their opening concert in Bremen. Countries to be visited include Britain, Holland, France and Kenya with concerts in Madrid, Amsterdam, Geneva, …

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Wednesday, 21st January

On this day – 21st January 1989 Michael is on the cover of ‘TV Guide’ along with Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. The cover story is about the greatest live TV performances and two of Michael’s TV performances are …

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Wednesday, 21st January

In this month – January 1988 Michael visits magicians Siegfried and Roy’s ‘Beyond Belief Show’ in Las Vegas. He had invited them to create illusions for his ‘Bad’ tour and, in return, wrote a special number to open their show …

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Tuesday, 20th January

On this day – 20th January 1997 Michael is voted as Most Memorable Male Performer and a ‘legend of live entertainment,’ by readers of ‘Live!’ magazine.

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Tuesday, 20th January

On this day – 20th January 2000 VH1 Viewers vote ‘Billie Jean’ as their number 1 song of the Eighties. Watch Michael’s ‘Billie Jean’ here:

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Monday, 19th January

On this day – 19th January 1993 Michael joins other celebrities at ‘An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala.’ He is greeted with a standing ovation and before singing ‘Gone Too Soon’ live, makes an appeal on behalf of …

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Saturday, 17th January

On this day – 17th January 1994 On the weekend of Martin Luther King’s birthday, Michael holds a party at his Neverland Valley Ranch for over 100 underprivileged children, all of whom have a great time in the fantasy kingdom. …

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Saturday, 17th January

On this day – 17th January 1989 Michael performs his second of five sell-out shows for the beginning of the third and final leg of the American ‘Bad’ tour to audiences of 86,882 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles. …

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Friday, 16th January

On this day – 16th January 1993 Michael receives the NAACP’s Image Award for Best Music Video (‘Black Or White’) and the coveted award for Entertainer Of The Year. Following a video tribute to Michael, Patti Labelle, Daryl Coley and …

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Friday, 16th January

On this day – 16th January 1984 Michael wins an unprecedented eight awards at the 11th American Music Awards, broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which he attends in the company of Brooke Shields. He was dressed …

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Wednesday, 14th January

On this day – 14th January 2008 Michael’s new single with Will.i.am, ‘The Girl Is Mine 2008′, is available as a digital download as of today. The remix included in ‘Thriller 25′, the album celebrating ‘Thriller’s’ 25th anniversary, featured an …

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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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