Fun Fact 2 Michael Jackson was born on 29th August, 1958. He is often
referred to as the 'King of Pop'.
Fun Fact 3: Michael Jackson was a child star, he was the eighth youngest
in his family and had nine brothers and sisters. He was part of the
'Jackson 5' group which began in 1964. The band members consisted of
five Jackson brothers - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.
Fun Fact 4: Some of the most famous Jackson 5 hits include ABC and I'll
Be There. These songs maintain so much global success that they are
still frequently played and downloaded across the world.
Fun Fact 5: Michael Jackson began his solo career in 1971. He achieved
worldwide success with numerous hit songs and number ones across the
Fun Fact 6: Michael Jackson's parents were Katherine Esther Scruse and
Joseph Walter 'Joe' Jackson. His mother was a dedicated Jehovah's
Witness and his father was a former box and steelworker.
Fun Fact 7: Michael Jackson had a strict and very disciplined childhood.
His relationship with his father was a difficult one and Michael spoke
openly about this during his later years.
Fun Fact 8: Michael Jackson is remembered for his legacy of hit songs
and music videos which changed the history of music throughout the
world. Such songs and music videos like 'Thriller' which was released in
1982. This fantastic production was 14 minutes long! The 'Thriller'
album which followed in 1983 was the best-selling album of that year
Fun Fact 9: Michael Jackson was a global sensation who was awarded and
credited for his position in the music business, achieving countless
Grammys and music awards.
Fun Fact 10: Michael Jackson has three children, there names are Michael
Joseph Jackson, Jr. (born 1997), Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (the
star's only daughter born in 1998), and Prince Michael Jackson II (his
youngest child, born 2002).
Fun Fact 11: The home of Michael Jackson from 1988 to 2005 was the
Neverland Ranch in California. It was named by the star after the
fantasy island in the tale of Peter Pan. Neverland provided a home as
well as an amusement park which included bumper cars, rides, arcades and
all sorts of theme park based entertainment.
Fun Fact 12: Michael Jackson wasn't just a singer and songwriter. He was
also an incredible dancer. He was famous for the moonwalk which features
a clever illusion of the dancer appearing to move backwards whilst
attempting to move forwards. This move was introduced during a
performance of 'Billie Jean' in 1983.
Fun Fact 13: Michael Jackson passed away on 25th June, 2009 leaving his
family, friends and fans across the world grief stricken. Many
celebrities attended his memorial on 7th July, 2009 with many performing
in honor of the star.
Fun Fact 14: Michael Jackson continues to sell records across the world.
In the year of his death, 2009, he became the best selling albums artist
with over 8.2 million album sales in the United States alone!
Fun Fact 15: Michael Jackson was famous for the production of various
types of music including soul, R&B and pop. His global success has
continued for more than 50 years!