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01 October

1991 - The white crystal-beaded glove worn by Michael Jackson was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. M.C. Hammer offered a $50,000 reward for its return. The glove was recovered two days later and 23-year-old Bruce Hays was arrested on charges of grand larceny.

1993 - The BPI certified the Michael Jackson album "Dangerous" at six times platinum.

02 October

2001 - It was reported that the Michael Jackson: The Solo Years, 30th Anniversary Celebration" tribute concerts, held on September 7 and 10, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City had grossed $10,072,105 in ticket sales. 34,844 people attended the two concerts.

03 October

1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released.

04 October

1997 - Michael Jackson played the first of five concerts in South Africa at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

2004 - Michael Jackson's lawyers filed a motion to remove the Santa Barbara district attorney's office from his child molestation case. The reason for the motion were kept secret because "the content of the motion includes reference to details in under-seal material including discovery materials, grand jury transcripts, investigative reports, exhibits and identities of witnesses."

05 October

1992 - Michael Jackson visited a doctor about his throat problems. He later flew to Los Angeles and canceled the last six dates of his European tour.

1994 - A DNA test confirmed that Michael Jackson was not the father of Jerry Hall. Michelle Flowers had claimed Jackson had impregnated her when he had raped her on New Year's Eve ten years before.

06 October

1991 - Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony was held at Michael Jackson's estate near Los Angeles, CA. It was Taylor's 8th marriage and Fortensky's 3rd.

07 October

1996 - Michael Jackson began his first tour of Africa or the Arab World.

08 October

1994 - In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute."

1998 - It was reported that an application for a Michael Jackson concert in Kuala Lumpur had been rejected. The reason cited was "the effect it would have on the young." The city had also rejected a concert three years earlier.

1999 - Debbie Rowe filed for a divorce from Michael Jackson citing irreconcilable differences. The two were married on November 14, 1996. It was reported that Rowe was six months pregnant at the time of the wedding.

09 October

1970 - The Jackson 5 began a five-city East Coast tour at the Boston Garden in Boston, MA.

2001 - Quincy Jones' autobiography was released. In the book Jones describes his work with Michael Jackson.

10 October

1992 - HBO aired the Michael Jackson concert "From Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour." They taped the show on September 19th in Bucharest, Romania.

11 October

1989 - Michael Jackson attended the inauguration ceremony of the Michael Jackson Auditorium at his former Gardner Street Elementary School.

1996 - In South Korea, fifty Christian and consumer groups protested Michael Jackson concerts due to the sex allegations brought against Jackson.

1998 - In Seoul, with Luciano Pavaroti and Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson began a series of worldwide benefit concerts for children.

12 October

1999 - Michael Jackson's "History: Past, Present & Future Book 1" was certified 7 times Platinum.

2004 - In an interview with Steve Harvey, Michael Jackson said that he was angry over the depiction of him in Eminem's video for the song "Just Lose It."

2009 - A never-before released song from Michael Jackson, a single entitled "This Is It", was unveiled to the world on MichaelJackson.com.

13 October

1979 - Michael Jackson's single "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" hit #1 in the U.S. and #3 in the U.K.

1995 - Michael Jackson's single "You Are Not Alone" was certified Gold and Platinum.

14 October

1972 - Michael Jackson's single "Ben" became his first #1 single. He was 14 years old at the time.

15 October

1953 - Toriano Adaryl (Tito Jackson) was born.

1996 - Superior Court Judge Reginald Dunn ruled that Victor Gutierrez must pay Michael Jackson damages for refusing to identify the source that had shown him a video of Jackson allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

16 October

1982 - Michael Jackson wrote and produced a single for Diana Ross called "Muscles."

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Dangerous (Remaster)" was released.

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Bad (Remaster)" was released.

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller (Remaster)" was released.

2001 - Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall (Remaster) was released.

17 October

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 Tan~ón, Juan Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Thalía, Ziggy Marley and 3LW.

18 October

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.

19 October

1974 - Michael Jackson appeared on "Soul Train."
You can watch the two following, very interesting videos from that day:

Dancing Machine

What You Don't Know

20 October

21 October

1996 - The government of Kuala Lumpur granted Michael Jackson permission to hold a concert. Jackson had been rejected earlier in the month and three years before.

2001 - Michael Jackson performed at the "United We Stand - What More Can I Give" concert.

22 October
23 October

1988 - Michael Jackson toured the house where Berry Gordy Jr. launched Motown records in 1959. Jackson donated $125,000 to the Motown Museum.

24 October

1987 - Michael Jackson's single "Bad" hit #1 in the U.S. and #3 in the U.K.

25 October

1996 - In the U.S., Michael Jackson's mini-film "Ghosts" opened with Stephen Kings "Thinner."

26 October

2001 - Michael Jackson took part in a webchat on his official website.

27 October

2009 - Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia/Epic Label Group released the two-disc album "This Is It" in North America. The set featured the music that inspired Sony Pictures' forthcoming film "MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT." This two-disc album was released Internationally on October 26th.

28 October

1999 - It was reported that a thief had stolen home movies of Michael Jackson playing with his children. The thief demanded $100,000 ransom for the return of the videos and had contacted tabloid papers about selling the video tapes.

2009 - "This is it" album was certified Gold.

29 October

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.

30 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.

31 October

1987 - Michael Jackson's single "Bad" hit #1 in the U.S. for a second consecutive week.

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