1969 - The Jackson 5 made their U.S. television debut on ABC-TV's "Hollywood Place."
1980 - The Jackson's album "Triumph" hit #13 in the U.K.
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|2001 - Michael Jackson's publicist released a lineup of artists to participate in Jackson's benefit single "What More Can I Give." The single was a benefit for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The list included Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Tom Petty, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Julio Iglesias, Reba McEntire, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, Aaron Carter, Jon Secada, Billy Gilman, Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman, Alejandro Sanz, Christian Castro, Olga Tañón, Juan Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Thalía, Ziggy Marley and 3LW.|
1981 - A video of the Jacksons' "The Triumph (Can You Feel It)" was aired for the first time on "American Bandstand."
1987 - Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" hit #1 on the U.S. Hot 100 and R&B charts.
1998 - Michael Jackson was listed as the #1 male artist in Billboard Magazines's 40th Anniversary release.
1991 - An episode of "The Simpsons" aired that featured a voiceover by Michael Jackson.
1992 - Michael Jackson's "Jam" hit #13 in the U.K.
1992 - HBO taped a Michael Jackson show in Bucharest, Romania. They broadcasted the show on October 10th under the name "From Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour."
1998 - Billboard Magazine celebrated the 40th anniversary of their "singles chart" by compiling a list of th top songs over the past four decades. They listed Michael Jackson as the #1 male artist with the "Most #1 hits."
1984 - Michael Jackson won Best Overall Performance Video for "Thriller" at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards.
1986 - Michael Jackson's "Captain Eo" opened at Disneyland in the Magic Eye theater. The film actually debuted in Disneyland's Journey into Imagination at Epcot Center on September 12.
1989 - A California Raisins commercial that featured a "claymation" version of Michael Jackson debuted on U.S. television.