Life of Michael Jackson

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    MJ Life

  • Birth

    1958 - Born August 29 in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children. His father, a steel mill crane operator and guitarist, managed the Jackson 5.
  • -Jackson 5 was formed

    1962- Four-year old Michael joins brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine to form the Jackson 5.
  • First Hit

    1969 - Has first hit single with Jackson 5's I want you back
  • Biggest Star

    1982 - Thriller album makes him the 1980's biggest star, eventually sells 26 million copies.
  • First TV Interview

    1993 - In first TV interview in 14 years, tells Oprah Winfrey that changes in his skin complexion stem from a skin disorder, vitiligo. Lawsuit claims seduced and abused a 13- year-old boy.
  • Died

    June 25, 2009 - Died at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering cardiac arrest. He was found not breathing in his home by paramedics