August 29, 1958 : Michael Joseph Jackson was born .
1992 : Michael Jackson, Marlon, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine formed a band called Jackson 5
1968 : Motown signed The Jackson 5
1980 : Jackson nabs his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.
1990: Thriller goes platinum for the 21st time and the Guinness Book of World Records certifies it as the best-selling album ever. To date, it has sold 65 million copies.
1992: Jackson tells Oprah Winfrey he has vitiligo, a skin disorder that destroys melanin and, in severe cases, can leave a victim devoid of skin color. He also reveals that his father emotionally abused him as a child.
1993: Jackson is accused in civil court of molesting an 11-year-old boy. Police descend on Neverland and subject Jackson to a full body search. "It was the most humiliating ordeal of my life," he says in a televised statement in December.
2008: Jackson issues Thriller 25, celebrating 25 years of the iconic album. The reissue hits number one in eight countries and reached number two in the U.S. Sony releases King of Pop, a fan-curated compilation.
June 25, 2009: Jackson dies in Los Angeles at 50 after going into cardiac arrest.
This page is about Michael Jackson and what did to become successful. On August 29 1958 Michael Jackson was born. Michael Jackson was a role model for me because of his singing. The downfall Michael Jackson had is that he was about to go to jail . Michael Jackson died in June 25 2009.