1996 – Michael Jackson’s “HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book 1” is certified 6X Platinum in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
1983 – At the first annual Black Gold Awards, produced by Dick Clark, Michael wins Best Single of the Year “Billie Jean”, Best Album “Thriller” Best Video Performance “Beat It” and Top Male Vocalist of the year.
1984: Michael Jackson was nominated for a dozen Grammy Awards. At the time, his “Thriller” album was becoming the best-selling album of all time. Jackson went on to win eight Grammys.
1995 –Michael Jackson released a statement saying, “I will no longer stand by and watch reckless members of the media try to destroy my reputation.” The statement was a response to unsubstantiated rumors
about a video depicting Jackson.
2003 – Michael Jackson visited Maurice Gibb in a Miami hospital. The next day Maurice Gibb dies of complications resulting from a twisted intestine.
2004 – Members of Michael Jackson’s family scheduled a news conference for the next day to announce their plans for Jackson’s arraignment in Santa Maria. The arraignment was scheduled for January 17.
Source: Michael Jackson For All Time / MJJEternal / MJJCommunity / MJJTime / MJ-Upbeat.com
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