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01 May
02 May

1970 - In Philadelphia, PA, The Jackson 5 made their first headlining appearance.

1989 - Michael Jackson signed autographs at a Zales jewelry store in Simi Valley, CA. Police had been called to the store because of a suspicious person with a fake moustache and false teeth.

1992 - Michael Jackson's single "In The Closet" debuted at #8 in the U.K.

03 May

1997 - Michael Jackson's single "Blood On The Dance Floor" hit #1 in the U.K.

1997 - Michael Jackson visited Marcel Avram in Munich's Stadelheim prison. Avram was being held on suspicion of tax evasion.

04 May

2005 - In Santa Maria, CA, the prosecution rested in the child molestation trial of Michael Jackson. The prosecution's segment took nearly 10 weeks and involved more than 80 witnesses.

05 May

1984 - "Weird Al" Yankovic's single "Eat It" hit #36 in the U.K.

1988 - Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.

1992 - The Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney single "Say Say Say" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

06 May

1986 - Michael Jackson's second contract with Pepsi was finalized. The contract included two commercials and sponsorship of a solo world tour.

1997 - Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Jackson 5.

07 May
08 May

1971 - The Jackson 5 single "Never Can Say Goodbye" hit #2 in the U.S.

1971 - The Jackson 5 album "Maybe Tomorrow" hit #11 in the U.S.

1990 - To celebrate its 50th anniversary the BMI presented the first Michael Jackson award. Michael Jackson received the first award.

1996 - Michael Jackson performed "Earth Song" at eighth annual World Music Awards. He received trophies for the World's Best-Selling Male Pop Artist, R&B Artist, American Male Recording Artist, Overall Best-Selling Male Recording Artist, and the World's Best-Selling Album Of All-Time (Thriller). ABC-TV aired the show on June 3.

09 May

1983 - Michael Jackson's single "Beat It" was certified Gold by the RIAA.

2003 - Michael Jackson filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group. The suit claimed that the company owed him royalties for the re-release of songs Jackson had made in the 1970s.

10 May

1997 - Michael Jackson's single "Blood On The Dance Floor" hit #42 in the U.S.

11 May

1993 - Michael Jackson's single "Who Is It" was released.

1997 - Michael Jackson released "Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix." The album contains eight remixes from "HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1" and five new songs.

2005 - Macaulay Culkin testified in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial. He stated that he had never been molested by Jackson.

12 May

1998 - It was reported that Michael Jackson and Don Barden looking for possible locations for a casino hotel with an amusement park.

1999 - In Rome, a judge ruled that Michael Jackson had plagarized an Italian songwriter when he wrote his song "Will You Be There." The judge suspended the four million lire fine, but ordered Jackson to pay court costs.

13 May

1974 - A Jackson 5 concert ended in violence when fans began throwing bottles outside the venue. Fifty people were hurt and 43 were arrested.

1991 - "Michael Jackson: The Magic & the Madness" went on sale.

2004 - Michael Jackson's lawyers issued a document that claimed that prosecutors in Jackson's case had been withholding witnesses and more that 300 items seized in November 2003 raids on Jackson's Los Olivos, CA, home and other locations. The motion requested that the prosecution turn the items over under basic discovery obligations.

2005 - Mark Geragos, a former attorney of Michael Jackson, testified at Jackson's child molestation trial.

14 May

1985 - Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

15 May
16 May

1983 - The television special "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever" aired. It was a taping of the first time that Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for a live audience.

17 May

1998 - Michael Jackson met with Namibian president Sam Nujoma in Windhoek. Jackson announced his plans to build a leisure complex and shopping centers in the impoverished country.

18 May
19 May

1979 - The Jackson 5 album "Destiny" hit #33 in the U.K.

2004 - The California Supreme Court denied the media's request to lift a gag order in the Michael Jackson child molestation conspiracy case.

20 May

1997 - Michael Jackson's "Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory..." was released.

1997 - Michael Jackson's video "HIStory On Film Volume 2" was released.

2003 - Michael Jackson arrived in Indianapolis for a deposition planned for the next day. The lawsuit alleged that the Jackson Five had violated copyrights and infringed on the trade name Ripples & Waves in 1967.

21 May
22 May
23 May
24 May
25 May
26 May

1990 - "Billboard's" Music Of The '80s Poll honored Michael Jackson with Pop Album Of The Decade (Thriller), Black Artist Of The Decade, Black Album Of The Decade (Thriller) and Black Single Of The Decade (Billie Jean).

1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. They were divorced in January of 1996.

27 May

1972 - The Jackson 5 single "Little Bitty Pretty One" hit #7 in the U.S.

2006 - In Tokyo, Japan, Michael Jackson received the Legend Award during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

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31 May

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