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This Day In HIStory

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Thursday, 23rd October

On this day – 23rd October 1987 While Michael was on vacation in Hong Kong, he took a one-day trip to Guangdong Province. His only visit to the mainland had remained unknown to Chinese people for more than twenty years, …

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Thursday, 23rd October

On this day – 23rd October 1990 Michael and Elton John are named as the first recipients of the Ryan White Memorial Awards scheduled for 1991, for outstanding contribution to AIDS programs.

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Wednesday, 22nd October

On this day – 22nd October 1983 ‘Say, Say, Say’ enters the Black singles chart in Britain peaking at number 2 and remains on the charts for twenty weeks. Listen to ‘Say, Say, Say’ here:

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Tuesday, 21st October

On this day – 21st October 1985 Michael visits the Cohuna Wildlife Sanctuary in Perth, Australia, where he gets up close and personal with a koala.

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Sunday, 19th October

On this day – 19th October 2001 Director Barry Sonnenfeld tells MTV that he has recently recruited Michael for his upcoming science fiction film ‘Men In Black 2,’ which stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Michael will have a …

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Thursday, 16th October

On this day – 16th October 2001 ‘You Rock My World’ reaches number 1 on the R&B charts. Watch Michael’s ‘You Rock My World’ here:

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Wednesday, 15th October

On this day – 15th October 1997 Michael performs his last concert on the ‘History’ Tour at the King’s Park Rugby Stadium, Durban, South Africa to an audience of 60,000. The ‘History’ Tour broke all existing records as the biggest …

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Wednesday, 15th October

On this day – 15th October 2001 The Seattle Mariners, an American League baseball team, have played the entire Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall’ album in their clubhouse locker room following any game they’ve won. After their win against the …

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Monday, 13th October

On this day – 13th October 1979 ‘Dont Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ hits number 1 on the Pop and Black singles charts holding its position for one and five weeks respectively and remains on the charts for twenty one …

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Monday, 13th October

On this day – 13th October 1984 The Jacksons perform their second ‘Victory’ concert at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois to an audience of 40,000. Watch some footage of Michael and his brothers performing in Chicago here:

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Saturday, 11th October

On this day – 11th October 1988 British fans are given first chance of seeing Michael’s ‘Moonwalker’ movie at a special screening in London, thanks to ‘Off The Wall’ and ‘Time Out’ magazines. Watch a trailer of Michael’s ‘Moonwalker’ here:

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Saturday, 11th October

On this day – 11th October 1997 Michael is best man at his friend Gerry Inzerillo’s wedding to Prudence Salomon in South Africa. He is also made an honorary member of the Bafokeng Ka Bakwena Tribe in Africa. Michael’s ex-wife …

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Friday, 10th October

On this day – 10th October 1989 Michael goes back to school when he visits Room 8 at the Gardner Street Elementary School in Hollywood, Los Angeles, where he attended sixth grade as a child. The school dedicate the auditorium …

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Friday, 10th October

On this day – 10th October 2005 Michael causes pandemonium at Madame Tussaud’s, London, which he visits with his three children. Wearing a black suit, matching shirt and dark glasses, he walks through the crowd of fans, shielding his eyes …

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Wednesday, 8th October

On this day – 8th October 2005 Michael attends the ‘Billy Elliott’ musical in London’s West End, arriving in a people carrier 15 minutes late for the matinee performance. In the melee outside he falls to the ground while making …

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Wednesday, 8th October

On this day – 8th October 2005 Still in London, Michael signs autographs, and again meets with fans and poses for photographs, climbing onto a car roof in a car park. Footage of fans surrounding Michael is released by 2 …

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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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