8 July 2009

Michael Jackson's Timeline

Aug. 29, 1958: Born at 12:13 AM as Michael Joseph Jackson in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Esther Scruse and Joseph Walter Jackson. 1962/1963: Michael becomes a member of the Jackson 5 along with his brothers Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, and Marlon. He is lead singer. Their father, Joe, is their manager. There first playing gig is at a place called Mr. Lucky's. 1969 First single with Jackson 5, I Want You Back 1972 First single, Ben, was released. Released his debut album Got To Be There. 1979 His monumental album, Off the Wall, starting his superstar status 1980 Thriller, album with 26 million copies sold 1984 Gets his star put on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1985 Co-writes "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie. 1987 Bad, album with 8 million copies sold Supposedly tries to buy the "Elephant Man"s (John Merrick) skeleton for a reported one million dollars. 1988 Autobiography, Moonwalk and cleft surgery in his chin Moves to the Neverland Valley Ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley. 1991 Dangerous, album with 7 million copies sold 1992 A West African village located in Gabon, Ivory Coast crowns him 'King Sani.' Founded "Heal the World Foundation", an organization that will help improve the lives of children everywhere. 1993 First TV interview in 14 years with Oprah Winfrey 1994 Plaintiff suit by Los Angeles and Santa Barbara district attorneys and Married Lisa Marie Presley 1995 Released the album HIStory:Past, Present, Future Book 1. 1997 Divorced from Presley and married Debbie Rowe 1999 Divorced from Rowe 2001 Invincible, album with 2.1 million copies with only two hits Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Michael Jackson's death Following is a timeline of key events since Michael Jackson lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday. (All times PDT) THURSDAY, JUNE 25 11:30 a.m. - Jackson reportedly received his daily shot of Demerol -- an narcotic painkiller -- at his rental home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. He goes into cardiac arrest about 30 minutes later. 12:21 p.m. - An unidentified man makes a 911 emergency call from the house, saying Jackson is unconscious and not breathing. Paramedics arrive a few minutes later, and treat him for 42 minutes. He is rushed to the nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. 2:26 p.m. - Jackson is pronounced dead at the hospital. His body is flown by helicopter to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, about 17 miles away near downtown Los Angeles. 4:35 p.m. - The Los Angeles County Coroner confirms Jackson's death. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 2:20 p.m. - The Los Angeles County Coroner says an autopsy did not reveal any signs of foul play or external trauma, and orders toxicology tests that could take up to six weeks to complete. 9:30 p.m. - Jackson's body is released to his family. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 11:47 a.m. - Celebrity gossip news site reports that Jackson's family has requested a second autopsy. 4 p.m. - The celebrity website reports that a second autopsy is underway at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, on the orders of the Jackson family. 7 p.m. - Jackson's personal physician, Texas cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with the singer when he collapsed, is questioned again by Los Angeles police. (Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Dan Whitcomb) Source: Reuters, USA Today, Twoop
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