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This Day In HIStory

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Friday, 31st October

On this day – 31st October 1987 MTV debuts Michael’s video for ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ featuring Tatiana Thumbtzen. When filming the final scene, in which he closely hugs Tatiana, Michael requests the set be cleared of anyone …

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Friday, 31st October

On this day – 31st October 1979 Michael attends his friend Jane Fonda’s Halloween disco party at the Hollywood Palace.

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Thursday, 30th October

On this day – 30th October 1996 Michael arrives in India to perform his ‘History’ concert on November 1. Actress Sonali Bendre, clad in a traditional Maharashtrian saree, greeted Michael performing the aarti and applied tilak on his forehead at …

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Thursday, 30th October

On this day – 30th October 2003 Michael gets up early to talk with Los Angeles disk jockey, Rick Dees. Michael talks about his plans for Halloween trick or treating with Prince, Paris, and Blanket and his favorite candy, among …

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Wednesday, 29th October

On this day – 29th October 1983 ‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’ enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 46 and remains on the charts for eight weeks. Listen to Michael’s ‘P.Y.T.’ here:

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Wednesday, 29th October

On this day – 29th October 1993 Michael performs in concert to a capacity audience of 100,000 at the Aztec Stadium, Mexico and dedicates his song, ‘I’ll Be There’ to one of his hardcore British fans, Justin Travill. Watch a …

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Tuesday, 28th October

On this day – 28th October 2000 Michael makes a guest appearance at the ‘Carousel of Hope Ball’ in Beverley Hills, California. Michael received a warm reception as he accompanied Dame Elizabeth Taylor to the world’s premier charity event, benefiting …

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Tuesday, 28th October

On this day – 28th October 2000 Michael makes a guest appearance at the ‘Carousel of Hope Ball’ in Beverley Hills, California. Michael received a warm reception as he accompanied Dame Elizabeth Taylor to the world’s premier charity event, benefiting …

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Sunday, 26th October

On this day – 26th October 2002 ‘The Making Of Ghosts’ featuring never before seen footage taken from behind the scenes of the 1997 short film, aired tonight on VH1 in the USA. After the half hour special, ‘Ghosts’ short …

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Saturday, 25th October

On this day – 25th October 1978 The film, ‘The Wiz’ premieres at the Pitt’s Century Plaza Theater in Century City, Los Angeles with tickets selling at $150 each. Michael attends the opening night party. ‘The Wiz’ is severely slated …

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Saturday, 25th October

On this day – 25th October 2003 Michael is in Las Vegas to receive the key to the city from Mayor Goodman. Three hundred fans were also present for the afternoon ceremony, which takes place at the ‘Art of Music’ …

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Friday, 24th October

On this day – 24th October 1987 ‘Bad’ reaches number 1 on the Pop and Black singles charts. It holds its position on the Pop charts for two weeks remaining on the charts for fourteen weeks. Watch Michael’s ‘Bad’ video …

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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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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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