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This Day In HIStory

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Thursday, 21st May

On this day – 21st May 1988 Michael visits the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican where Michelangelo masterpieces have been carefully restored. Michael is accompanied by US Ambassador Maxwell Rabb. It is reported that Michael wants to meet with the …

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Monday, 18th May

On this day – 18th May 1993 Michael receives two awards, one for ‘Black Or White’ and the other for ‘Remember The Time’ at the 41st BMI Annual Pop Awards Dinner at the Regency Beverly Wiltshire Hotel in Los Angeles. …

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Saturday, 16th May

On this day – 16th May 1983 Just as it seems that sales of ‘Thriller’ are about to slow down, over forty-seven million Americans watch Michael moonwalk across the stage during his first ever solo performance of ‘Billie Jean’ at …

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Friday, 15th May

On this day – 15th May 1998 At a press conference at the Beverley Hills Hotel in LA, Michael announces his plans to stage concerts to benefit the World Peace Foundation for Children. He says, “On October 11, I am …

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Tuesday, 12th May

On this day – 12th May 1993 Michael Douglas presents the World Music Awards from Salle Des Etoiles in the Sport Club of Monaco. Michael wins the three most important awards of the evening: Best Selling American Artist Of The …

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Tuesday, 12th May

On this day – 12th May 1984 Michael visits Shirley Maclaine backstage after her performance in ‘Shirley Maclaine on Broadway’.

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Saturday, 9th May

On this day – 9th May 1983 ‘Beat It’ is certified Gold for selling over a million copies, a few months after its release as the third single from the ‘Thriller’ album. Produced by Michael and Quincy Jones, the song …

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Friday, 8th May

On this day – 8th May 1996 At the World Music Awards in Monaco Michael performs ‘Earth Song’ and collects five awards. Michael also makes a statement attacking critics and the tabloid press angrily denying allegations of anti-Semitism. Michael spoke …

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Friday, 8th May

On this day – 8th May 1990 In recognition of his enormous contribution to American culture, The Broadcast Music Industry presents its first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award to Michael himself in a ceremony held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire …

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Wednesday, 6th May

On this day – 6th May 1997 The Jackson 5 are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Michael flies into Cleveland, Ohio from Italy so he can be present at the induction ceremony. He is joined on …

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Wednesday, 6th May

On this day – 6th May 1992 Michael covers the funeral costs of Ramon Sanchez a 9 year old who was killed by a stray bullet during the LA riots. According to District Attorney Mary Sutton, Michael offered to pay …

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Monday, 4th May

On this day – 4th, 5th & 6th May 1988 Michael performs to capacity audiences of 50,662 at three concerts at the Metropolitan Center, Minneapolis, Minn. These are the last of thirty concerts on the first leg of the US …

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Sunday, 3rd May

On this day – 3rd May 1980 ‘She’s Out Of My Life’ enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 43 and remains on the charts for eight weeks. ‘She’s Out Of My Life’/’Push Me Away’ enters the Top 75 …

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Saturday, 2nd May

On this day – 2nd May 1997 Michael arrives in Munich, Germany, where he is presented with a plaque from soccer club 1860 Munich, as well as a blue and white soccer-shirt saying ‘Michael Jackson’ on the back, at the …

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Saturday, 2nd May

On this day – 2nd May 2007 The late American president Ronald Reagan kept a journal for many years in which he commented on the interesting people he met. Of Michael’s meeting with the president he said he was, “surprised …

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Thursday, 30th April

On this day – 30th April 1988 ‘Dirty Diana’ enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 5 and remains on the charts for thirteen weeks. Watch Michael’s ‘Dirty Diana’ here:

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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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