Today in History

5Th August

1972 - "Ben" by Michael Jackson enter the chart peaking at n.1. becaming Michael's first solo number one hit selling over one million copies.


1973 - The "Jackson 5" performs in concert in Hampton, Virginia.


1982 - Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones begin work on the "Thriller" album.


1984 - The Jacksons performs in concert in New York city at Madison Square Garden.


1988 - Michael Jackson performs in concert to an audience of 28,000 in Marbella Spain (Bad Tour).


1992 - Michael Jackson performs in concert to an audience of 50,000 at Cardiff Arms Park (Dangerous Tour).


1994 - Michael Jackson start to film a trailer in Budapest (Ungary) for his forthcoming album "History". Michael is accompanied by his new wife Lisa Marie.


1995 - Michael and Lisa Marie takes a break in Paris.

3Rd August

1973 - The Jackson 5 performs in concert in Richmond, Virginia.


1977 - Michael Jackson visit "STUDIO 54" accompanied by his sisters: Janet and Latoya.


1986 - "The Antology of Michael Jackson" was released by Motown records.


1988 - During a press Conference, Frank Dileo affirms that the "Bad" tour will be Michael Jackson's last.


1990 - Sega systems releases a new videogame based on "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson and called "MOONWALKER".


2003 - MJPortal is the first italian website added to the links page of MTV Italy.

2Nd August

2002 - The movie "Men in Black 2" was released in the U.K. Michael Jackson played a small cameo part in the movie.

1St August

1979 - "Off the Wall" (LP) is released by Epic Records. The album mixing pop, r&b and jazz is produced by Quincy Jones. Michael Jackson wrote and produced three songs.


1980 - "Love Lives Forever" (LP) by Minnie Riperton featuring "I'm in Love Again" with vocals by Michael Jackson is released.


1981 - The album "Best of Michael Jackson" hit #11 in the U.K.


1981 - The Michael Jackson album "One Day In Your Life" hit #29 in the U.K.


1981 - "We're Almost There" released as a single in UK enter the British Chart peaking at n.46.


1984 - "Torture", by the "The Jacksons" is released on Epic Records.


1985 - "Eaten Alive" by Diana Ross and co-written by Michael Jackson with Barry and Maurice Gibb is released on RCA.


1992 - Michael Jackson's single "Who Is It" hit #10 in the U.K.


1992 - The 3rd concert of the Dangerous Tour n Wembley was cancelled at last minute because Michael Jackson was exhausted; it was rescheduled for August 23.


1994 - It's official: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announced that they had been married May 26th in the Dominican Republic.

31Th July

1984 - "The Jacksons" performs in concert at Giants Stadium, New Jersey.


1988 - Michael Jackson performed to a capacity audience of 120,000 at two concert in Cork (Eire).


1992 - Michael Jackson meets Prince Charles in the backstage of the UK Dangerous Tour before the second Wembley Concert.

 He present him with a cheque for 200,000 £ for the Prince Trust.


1995 - Michael Jackson's single "Scream" was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA.


2001 - Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" was debuted on radio stations around the United States. It was the first single from the forthcoming album "Invincible."

30Th July

1983 - "Human Nature" enter the black single peaking at n.27.


1986 - Michael Jackson attends the funeral of film director Vincent Minnelli.


1988 - Michael Jackson performed to a capacity audience of 120,000 at two concert in Cork (Eire).


1989 - "Bad" Becomes the third consecutive album, from Michael Jackson, to spent 100 weeks or more on the British chart (Music Week).


1992 - Michael Jackson open his UK Dangerous tour performing his first concert to a capacity audience of 72,000 at Wembley Stadium in London.

29Th July

1992 - Michael Jackson flies in Britain and visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital for children in London. He was greeted by 2,000 cheering fans.


1997 - Michael Jackson's single "Stranger In Moscow" was released.

28Th July

1984 - The Jacksons performs in concert at Giant Stadium, News Jersey (Victory Tour).


1989 - Michael Jackson becames the newest claymation member of the RAISIN family and appeared on the new commercial called "Michael Raisin". Michael's speaking is used on the ads, but the his voice singing on "I heard it through the grapevine" cannot be used because his exclusive contract with Pepsi. Michael Jackson receive 25,000 dollars for his contribution which he donates to charity.

27Th July

1992 - Michael Jackson sued the "Daily Mirror" for libel and breach of contract. The publication had printed a less-than-flattering color photo of Jackson on the front page.


2004 - In Santa Maria, CA, a prosecutor said that Michael Jackson had imprisoned a child and his family at his ranch and forced them to make a videotape absolving him of molestation charges after a television documentary linked Jackson to an obsession with young boys. During the hearing the judge postponed the trial scheduled for September 13 and set a new date of January 31, 2005.

26Th July

1968 - The Jackson Five signed a one-year contract with Motown.


1974 - The Jackson 5 appear in concert in Buffalo, New York.


1988 - Michael Jackson performed to a capacity audience of 55,000 at concert in Cardiff Arms Park in Wales. " Another Part of Me" taken from the scores of Capitan EO enters pop and black singles chart peaking at n.11 e 1 respectively.


1992 - Michael Jackson visit Eurodisney in France with his friend Brett Barnes.


1994 - Michael Jackson attends concert of Janet Jackson at Radio City Music Hall in New York, dressed as an Arab Woman.


1995 - ABC air a special feature called "Michael Jackson Changes History". The documentary featured the video for his new single "You Are Not Alone".


1997 - "The Best of Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5" hit #5 in the U.K.


2004 - A motion was unsealed by Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville in the Michael Jackson child molestation case. The motion, filed and sealed on July 13, was a call from Jackson's defense team to delay the trail four months. The motion was unsealed a day before a hearing was to be held on the motion.

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