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This Day In HIStory

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Sunday, 21st December

On this day – 21st December 2007

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Friday, 19th December

On this day – 19th December 2000 Michael appears on stage at the ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ charity concert organised by radio station KTU 103.5 FM at Madison Square Gardens in New York and sends thousands of concertgoers into hysterics. …

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Friday, 19th December

On this day – 19th December 2001 Michael attends the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center where Radio host Rick Dees and basketball legend Magic Johnson present Michael with the KIIS-FM L.A. Legend Award. Michael’s appearance was …

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Thursday, 18th December

In this month – December 1988 MTV counts down the Top 100 videos of 1988 with Michael Jackson having the most entries on the chart with ‘Another Part Of Me,’ ‘Smooth Criminal,’ ‘The Way You Make Me Feel,’ ‘Dirty Diana’ …

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Thursday, 18th December

In this month – December 1988 MTV counts down the Top 100 videos of 1988 with Michael Jackson having the most entries on the chart with ‘Another Part Of Me,’ ‘Smooth Criminal,’ ‘The Way You Make Me Feel,’ ‘Dirty Diana’ …

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Thursday, 18th December

On this day – 18th-20th December 1995 Michael is resting at EuroDisney in Paris, France, taking with him the Cascio kids (Frank, Eddie, Dominic Jr, Aldo and Marie Nicole) and nephews. He makes an appearance for his fans on the …

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Wednesday, 17th December

In this month – December 1988 Reports appear in the press that Michael has been making compassionate visits to the bedside of David Rothenburg, a 12-year-old who was hospitalised after his father set him alight in an act of revenge …

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Wednesday, 17th December

On this day – 17th December 2004 Over 200 children from various organisations attend a party at Neverland Ranch. They include children with special needs from Santa Barbara as well as a group of children affiliated with the First AME …

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Monday, 15th December

On this day – 15th December 1973 Michael attends Jermaine’s wedding to Hazel Gordy, the only daughter of Motown boss Berry Gordy. The lavish wedding was compared by some to the recent royal wedding of British Princess Anne, and was …

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Sunday, 14th December

On this day – 14th December 1983 ‘The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller’ is released selling over 500,000 copies in its first month. Watch ‘The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller’ here:

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Saturday, 13th December

In this month – December 1998 Michael attends the grand opening of Sun International’s US$ 450 million ‘Royal Towers of Atlantis Resort’ on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. ‘Celebration of Atlantis Rising’ for 1,600 invited guests was an unforgettable event …

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Saturday, 13th December

On this day – 13th December 1984 Michael returns to Brotman Memorial Hospital in Culver City, California, where he underwent treatment for a burn injury in April. He donates $1.5 million, monies received as compensation from Pepsi, to set up …

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Friday, 12th December

On this day – 12th December 1996 Michael nearly caused a riot when he made an appearance at Tokyo’s Tower Records to set his hand and signature in plaster for a plaque to be displayed permanently in the store. He …

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Thursday, 11th December

On this day – 11th December 1988 Frank Dileo arrives in Britain to promote ‘Moonwalker,’ along with the young star who performs ‘Bad’ in the film, Brandon Adams. Watch some footage from Michael’s ‘Moonwalker’ here:

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Thursday, 11th December

On this day – 11th December 1988 Frank Dileo arrives in Britain to promote ‘Moonwalker,’ along with the young star who performs ‘Bad’ in the film, Brandon Adams. Watch some footage from Michael’s ‘Moonwalker’ here:

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Thursday, 11th December

On this day – 11th December 1999 During MTV USA’s ‘100 Greatest Videos Ever Made’ Michael’s ‘Thriller’ video was voted – The Greatest Video Of All Time. An exclusive interview with Michael is also aired during the show, in which …

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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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