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This Day In HIStory

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Tuesday, 12th August

On this day – 12th August 1978 ‘Blame It On The Boogie’/’Do What You Wanna’ by the Jacksons enters the Pop singles chart peaking at number 54 and remains on the charts for six weeks. Watch ‘Blame It On The …

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Tuesday, 12th August

In this month – August 1984 Michael is on the cover of ‘Rock & Soul’ magazine. Since January, Michael has been on the covers of over 170 magazines this year.

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Monday, 11th August

On this day – 11th August 1969 Diana Ross invites Hollywood’s media to come and meet Motown’s newest act – The Jackson 5 – between 6.30p.m. and 9.30p.m. at Daisy’s Disco, 326 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Berry Gordy boldly predicts …

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Sunday, 10th August

On this day – 10th August 1985 After 10 months of negotiations, Michael purchases the ATV back catalogue from Australian multi-millionaire, Robert Holmes, for $47.5 million. Columbia Records, a division of CBS Records, are reported to have financed the deal. …

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Sunday, 10th August

On this day – 10th August 1979 ‘Off The Wall’ (LP) by Michael is released. Mixing pop, R&B and jazz, the LP is produced by Quincy Jones with Michael co-producing the three songs which he wrote. He contributed ‘Don’t Stop …

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Saturday, 9th August

On this day – 9th August 1975 Michael’s single ‘Just A Little Bit Of You’ hits number 23 in the US Pop Singles Chart, and becomes his biggest solo hit in 3 years. The single was released from Michael’s 4th …

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Saturday, 9th August

On this day – 9th August 1992 ‘Tour Souvenir Pack’, a 4-CD Box Set with each CD containing three tracks from each of Michael’s four albums, enters the Top 75 albums chart in Britain at number 32, where it peaks, …

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Friday, 8th August

On this day – 8th August 1987 ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ enters the Top 100 singles chart in Britain at number 5. ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ enters the Pop and Black singles charts. Listen to Michael …

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Thursday, 7th August

On this day – 7th August 1994 Michael shoots a teaser, a Communist-themed video, to promote his forthcoming album ‘HIStory.’ In the video, Michael is shown in full military attire, striding amid hundreds of Eastern Bloc-type soldiers past delirious fans. …

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Thursday, 7th August

On this day – 7th August 1988 Michael performs to a capacity audience of 60,000 at a concert at Vicente Calderon in Madrid, Spain during his Bad tour. Whilst in Spain, Michael is presented with a quadruple Platinum Award for …

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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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