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01 August

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.

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

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

02 August
03 August
04 August
05 August

1972 - "Ben" / "You Can Cry On My Shoulder" by Michael Jackson, released in July by Motown Records, enters the Pop singles chart and peak at number 1, becoming Michael's first solo number one hit, selling over 1 million copies.

1979 - Michael Jackson's first studio album, "Off The Wall," was released. The album brought four top ten hits.

1992 - Michael Jackson collapsed three times during a concert in Wales.

06 August

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made a public appearance in Budapest. Jackson was shooting a Communist-themed video.

07 August

1997 - The Jackson Five single (1969) "I Want You Back" was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA.

08 August

1981 - Michael Jackson's single "We're Almost There" hit #46 in the U.K. six years after charting in the U.S.

1987 - Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" was released from the forthcoming album "Bad." The duet, with Siedah Garret, became the 7th #1 single of Michael's career.

09 August

1975 - The Jackson 5 single "Just A Little Bit Of You" hit #23 in the U.S.. This song appears on the Jackson 5 Anthology Album

10 August

2010 - It was reported that Michael Jackson's autopsy was complete. Its release was put on hold because of the investigation into Jackson's death.
11 August

1969 - Diana Ross invited 350 guests to a Beverly Hills club to see the newest Motown act, The Jackson 5.

1992 - Michael Jackson's single "Jam" was released.

12 August

2004 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson filed a motion that requested to publicize the findings of the investigation into allegations that Michael Jackson had been "manhandled" after being arrested for investigation of child molestation. The request was rejected.

13 August

1992 - Michael Jackson's maxi single for "Jam" was released.

14 August

1985 - Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV music-publishing catalog. Jackson paid $47.5 million for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

15 August

1995 - Michael Jackson's single "You Are Not Alone" was released.

1993 - Michael Jackson began the second leg of his tour in Hong Kong.

2004 - Michael Jackson was a special guest of Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. One of the most respected churches in the Los Angeles African-American community, the 10:00 a.m. Michael Jackson, his youngest brother Randy Jackson, entertainer Steve Harvey, and attorney Mr. Thomas Messerau sat comfortably towards the back of the church and enjoyed the service. Although news of Michael's appearance was not widely publicized, the press from most major news channels were on hand. Much of the public learned of Michael's appearance from hearing it mentioned on the Steve Harvey radio program earlier. There were a handful of fans who knew where First AME Church was located and were able to be there to greet Michael. After Michael left the church he made his way to the Cecil F. Murray Education Center, a small school a block away that is run by First AME Church. There, he was scheduled to greet a class room full of about 25 African-American children.
The press were told before Michael entered the room that there would be absolutely no questions that would be allowed by the press.

16 August

1974 - The Jackson 5 performs in concert in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1979 - Michael Jackson appear on the cover of Jet Magazine. He gave to the magazine an exclusive interview this month.

1992 - Michael Jackson performs in concert to an audience of 60,000 at RoundHay Park in Leeds, England.

1995 - Michael Jackson's "History: Past, Present & Future Book 1" was certified Gold and 5 times Platinum.

2004 - Michael Jackson, and five of his siblings, attended the first day of a hearing in which Jackson's attorney questioned Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon. The questions related to a November 2003 search warrant of the office of a private investigator that had been hired by Jackson's former attorney.

17 August

1993 - The Los Angeles Police Department began investigating charges brought by the father of a 13-year-old boy that Jackson had allegedly abused earlier in the year.

1995 - Michael Jackson gave his first Internet chat.

2004 - Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville ruled that police did have "probable cause" that Michael Jackson had committed a crime when they searched his Neverland ranch in November 2003.

18 August

1990 - Michael Jackson invited 130 YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) children to his ranch.

2004 - It was reported that Michael Jackson had requested the opportunity to make a public statement about the California attorney general's conclusion that Jackson was not mistreated as he had claimed when he surrendered to authorities on November 20, 2003.

19 August

2004 - Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville authorized the Sheiff's Department to release the results of an investigation by the California attorney general's office into the treatment of Michael Jackson after he surrendered to authorities in November 2003. The report concluded that Jackson had not been mistreated.

2004 - The stepfather of Michael Jackson accuser testified that he had sought payment for video interviews designed to restore Michael Jackson's reputation.

2004 - Michael Jackson issued a brief statement on his Web site that complained that his family has for years been vilified and humiliated by a recent TV movie.

20 August
21 August
22 August

1973 - The Jackson 5 performs in concert in Dallas, Texas.

1992 - Michael Jackson performs his 4th concert at Wembley Stadium in London to a capacity audience of 72,000.

2001 - David Gest, producer of the 30th Anniversary concert tributes for Michael, has announced today that over 50 legendary actresses of the Silver Screen will be in attendance to help honor the King of Pop. The list of Hollywood's golden glamor girls includes (alphabetically): Carroll Baker, Ann Blyth, Petula Clark, Angie Dickinson, Patty Duke, Rhonda Fleming, June Haver, Celeste Holm, Sally Ann Howes, Kim Hunter, Anne Jeffreys, Jennifer Jones, Eartha Kitt, Piper Laurie, Janet Leigh, Gina Lollobrigida, Ann Miller, Liza Minnelli, Patricia Neal, Margaret O'Brien, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Barbara Rush, Jane Russell, Ann Rutherford, Lizabeth Scott, Penny Singleton, Jill St. John, Elizabeth Taylor, Ruth Warrick, and Esther Williams.

Michael had this to say,

"I am honored these legendary ladies of the silver screen will be a part of those evenings. Each one of them is fondly remembered by moviegoers throughout the world for their unforgettable performances which have stood the test of time. To be in the same room with so many screen greats is a real honor."

2002 - Prince Michael II was born. He was the third child born to Michael Jackson. (NOT CONFIRMED)

2004 - Security precautions for Michael Jackson at the court have been heightened after threats that had to do with inflicting bodily harm on the entertainer.
At a hearing on Thursday, defense attorneys for Michael Jackson showed a judge videotapes of the raid on November 18, 2003 on the Neverland Valley Ranch. At the hearing defense attorneys were attempting to limit the evidence prosecutors can present during trial in January. They argue that the search was overly broad and unjustified. In a one-hour excerpt from some 15 hours of video, detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department trudged ahead of a videographer as they opened doors in Michael's home, a Tudor-style mansion with dark wood paneling and glittery chandeliers. For example the detectives swept into the entertainer's "toy room," where his children often played with life-sized "Star Wars" figures and a larger-than-life Superman figure. They also videotaped the wine cellar, business office and the "classroom," with its child-sized desks, where Michael had his children home-schooled. Michael and his family were not at home when the search began at 9 am and ended well after midnight. Some 40 officers participated, trucking with them portable toilets and two crime scene investigation trucks for collection of evidence.

1987: The album "Bad" by Michael Jackson was released in North America. It was the long-awaited follow-up to "Thriller."

23 August

1993 - The Los Angeles Police Department formally announced that Michael Jackson was the subject a criminal investigation.

1997 - Michael Jackson's single "Stranger in Moscow" hit #91 in the U.S

24 August

1993 - Confidential documents concerning a criminal investigation of Michael Jackson were leaked to the media.

1997 - An escaped psychiatric patient was arrested after he attempted to set fire to the state at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. Two Michael Jackson concerts were scheduled at the venue.

2009 - It was reported that the Los Angeles County coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide. Forensic tests had revealed that anesthetic propofol and two sedatives were found in Jackson's system.

25 August

1993 - Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" was certifed at 22 times Platinum and the album "Bad" was certified 7 times Platinum.

26 August

1972 - The Jackson 5 single "Lookin' Through The Windows" hit #16 in the U.S.

2003 - It was announced the Michael Jackson would open his Neverland Ranch to people for a "one in a lifetime" event for $5,000. The invited guests would get a tour of the grounds and eat two meals on September 13.

27 August

1991 - "Looking Back To Yesterday: A Young Michael" was released by Motown.

1995 - Michael Jackson testified in a lawsuit brought against his family by the producers of the "Jackson Family Honors" show. He stated that he never promised to perform, but agreed to present awards.

28 August

1984 - The Jacksons Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales. The group surpassed the 1.1 million mark in only two months.

1987 - Michael Jackson's album "Bad" was released. It contained seven hit singles.

2009 - Coroner of UCLA Medical Center in Los Angels official announced the toxicology result of autopsy. The office established that Michael had a mixture of drugs in his blood that includes: Valium, lorazepam, midazolam and propofol. In the result of given him too much dose (25 milligrams) of propofol and earlier given in mixture of drugs, Michael's heart had been arrest. Michael's death is considered for a murder, and responsible for this is his own physician Dr. Conrad Murray.

29 August

1958 - Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.

1963 - Michael starts Kindergarden at Garnett Elementary School in Gary and, at the age of five, participates in a school pageant, singing an a capella version of "Climb Every Mountain" taken from the film "The Sound of Music". His emotional delivery brings his teacher and mother to tears. This is Michael's first public performance. Shortly afterwards, Michael takes over from Jermaine as lead vocalist in the group. 

2002 - Michael Jackson was presented a birthday cake and statuette in the shape of a treble clef at the MTV Video Music Awards. He mistakenly thought he was receiving an award for "Artist of the Millenium." Britney Spears presented the gifts to Jackson.

30 August
31 August

1987 - CBS-TV aired a special entitle "Michael Jackson - The Magic Returns." Also, the 17-minute "Bad" video was aired.

1993 - Michael Jackson's doctor announced that he was fit following a brain scan.

1993 - Tito and Jermaine Jackson walked off the set of NBC-TV's "Today" show when a crew arrived to interview the two about the troubles of their brother Michael with the Los Angeles Police Department. The two later held a press conference where they stated their support for their brother.

2001 - Michael Jackson rang the opening NASDAQ bell at the NASDAQ market site in Times Square.

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