Michael Jackson's life and accomplishments

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  • The star was born

    The star was born
    Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana.
  • His Solo Carer

    His Solo Carer
    At 13 years old, Jackson was taking over pop radio stations. He had started a solo career in the early 1970's, while still performing with the Jackson 5. "Got to Be There" and "Ben" became the first No. 1 single of Jackson's solo career.
  • The Moonwalk

    The Moonwalk
    In the 1980's, he invented his signature move, "The Moonwalk." which he preformed on stage in 1983, while performing "Billie Jean" during the Motown 25th Anniversary show.
  • Michael Jackson Thriller

    Michael Jackson Thriller
    Jackson defied the traditional Jackson defied the traditional length with a five-minute-and-57-second version of “Thriller” on his 1983 album of the same name.
  • His commercial gone bad

    His commercial gone bad
    In 1984 the shooting of a Pepsi commercial became such a nightmare that its star – none other than Michael Jackson – ended up on a stretcher, with second- and third-degree burns, injuries so severe it is thought that they sparked a painkiller addiction that would eventually end in his death
  • His first marriage

    His first marriage
    The marriage of Michael Jackson to Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, on May 26, 1994
  • His first marriage had ended

    Jackson and Presley were divorced after less than two years of marriage. By January 18, 1996, the marriage was done.
  • His second marriage

    His second marriage
    November 14, 1996 - October 8, 1999 is the years his marrige with Debbie Rowe started and ended
  • The two-day show

    The two-day show
    In 2001, after a successful solo career of almost 30 years, Jackson had a show that lasted 2 days called, "30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years," at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • His abusive childhood

    "'I just remember my hearing my mother scream, ‘Joe, you’re gonna kill him, you’re gonna kill him, stop it', I was so fast he couldn’t catch me half the time, but when he would catch me, oh my God, it was bad. It was really bad.'” Says Micheal during a 2003 TV interview.
  • The sad death

    On June 25, 2009, Jackson died at age 50, having suffered cardiac arrest
  • The Cause of Jackson's death

    In early 2010, the cause of Micheal Jackson's death was revealed as acute propofol intoxication. Jackson had been administered the drug by his personal physician to reportedly help him sleep at night.