Today in History

19Th November

1996 - Michael Jackson did an interview with Ian "Molly" Meldrum while in Australia. The interview was aired on Australian television.
2003 - At a press conference, Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon announced that Michael Jackson was wanted under California Penal Code 299a: molestation of a child. Jackson's bail was set at $3 million.
2003 - CBS announced that it was postponing its "Michael Jackson Number Ones" special. The show was planned to air on November 26th.



18Th November

2000 - Rolling Stone magazin released a list of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs Since 1963." Michael Jackson had 4 songs on the list: "Billie Jean" (#5), "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 (#9), "Beat It" (#22) and "Rock With You" (#82).
2003 - The Michael Jackson album "Number Ones" was released. The album contained 18 songs including the song "One More Chance."
2003 - A search warrant was served at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch linked to a child molestation allegation.

13Th November

2001 - CBS-TV aired a Michael Jackson television special entitled "Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration" which promoted the album "Invincible."

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Greatest Hits: HIStory Vol. 1" was released on DVD.

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Dangerous - The Short Films" was released on DVD.

2001 - The second part of an "Entertainment Tonight" exclusive interview with Michael Jackson aired. The first part was aired the night before.


7Th November

1995 - Sony released a statement that the company had entered into a joint agreement with Michael Jackson that would merge Jackson's ATV publishing copyrights with Sony's.

2001 - Michael Jackson attended a special record signing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square, New York.

2001 - Michael Jackson granted an exclusive interview to the TV show "Entertainment Tonight." The show was aired on November 12 and 13 as a two-part special.





6th November

1971 - Michael Jackson's first solo single "Got To Be There" was released.

2001 - Michael Jackson's single "Cry" was premiered on radio stations in the U.S

5th November

1991 - Michael Jackson's single "Black Or White" was released.

1993 - Michael Jackson's video "Dangerous: The Short Films" was released.

2004 - Judge Melville refused to remove District Attorney Tom Sneddon from Michael’s case. Judge Melville reasoned that the law clearly states that the only way he could remove Sneddon from the case would be if a conflict existed where the defendant could not receive a fair trial. Contrary to Michael’s defense team, Judge Melville said that no such conflict exists. Thomas Mesereau Jr. argued that Sneddon and his office had spent more money going after Michael than they had on cases of serial killers. Mesereau argued that Sneddon had lost his perspective on Michael’s case, due to a personal vendetta against Michael.


4th November

1972 - The Jackson Five appeared on "Soul Train."
1995 - Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show "Wetten Dass?".
1996 - Michael Jackson announced that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, were expecting a child, but he denied that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.

1999 - The Court of Appeals of Milan has rejected the appeal of Italian songwriter Albano Carrisi, and confirmed the lower court's judgment in favor of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, in a lawsuit involving Jackson's hit song "Will You Be There." Al Bano claimed that Jackson copied his song "I cigni di Balaka" (The Swans of Balaka). In November of 1997, the Tribunal of Milan ruled that there was no plagiarism, and Al Bano appealed.


1st November

2001 - ABC aired the edited version of the 11-hour "United We Stand - What More Can I Give" concert. Michael Jackson was shown performing his song "Man in the Mirror" and introducing other acts. 

30th October

1972 - In London, the Jackson 5 participated in the "Royal Variety Performance."

1984 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was certified at 20 times Platinum by the RIAA.

2000 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was certified at 26 times Platinum by the RIAA.

2000 - Michael Jackson's "Blood On The Dance Floor: Histor in the Mix" was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

2001 - Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" was released worldwide.

29th October

2001  - "Invincible" the latest album produced by The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was released by Epic Records. Michael Jackson has been "Bad". He's also been quite "Dangerous". But now, six years after his last studio album, the Gloved One is hoping to prove he's Invincible. The disc executive produced by Jackson with the help of a bevy of hot producers and writers is aimed at planting the superstar back on top after several years of speculation that his career was on the decline. Featuring tracks like "You Rock My World" (the first single) and "Speechless," Invincible features the hit-making handiwork of producers Rodney Jerkins and Teddy Riley, among others.

2003 - It was reported that Michael Jackson's "What More Can I Give" charity single had been released as a paid download on the Internet. The release was delayed two years due to disputes over ownership of the song. The charity single was originally intended to aid victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. 

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