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.
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.
1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released.
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."
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.
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.
1996 - Michael Jackson began his first tour of Africa or the Arab World.
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.
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.
1992 - HBO aired the Michael Jackson concert "From Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour." They taped the show on September 19th in Bucharest, Romania.
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.
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.
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.
1972 - Michael Jackson's single "Ben" became his first #1 single. He was 14 years old at the time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1974 - Michael Jackson appeared on "Soul Train."
You can watch the two following, very interesting videos from that day:
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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.
1988 - Michael Jackson toured the house where Berry Gordy Jr. launched Motown records in 1959. Jackson donated $125,000 to the Motown Museum.
1987 - Michael Jackson's single "Bad" hit #1 in the U.S. and #3 in the U.K.
1996 - In the U.S., Michael Jackson's mini-film "Ghosts" opened with Stephen Kings "Thinner."
2001 - Michael Jackson took part in a webchat on his official website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1987 - Michael Jackson's single "Bad" hit #1 in the U.S. for a second consecutive week.