On this day in 1958, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop was born in Gary, Indiana at 7.33 pm, as the seventh child. His mother Katherine remembers "a sweet little child" who showed unusual empathy for others and who was born to sing and dance.
If Michael had lived, he'd turned 56 year old today.
Raised a Jehovah's Witness, there was no birthday celebrations in his earlier life, but one birthday that he refers as one of his best moments was when performing at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1997, on his 39th birthday with 50,000 fans. He was presented with a surprise birthday cake, marching band, and fireworks on stage.
In his own words:
MJ: One of the best moments is right here. It's right in the middle of the show and ...it's my birthday and I'm thousands of miles away from my family.
When they surprised me with the full marching band and then they brought out his huge beautiful birthday cake...
(Happy birthday song is performed by the band)
MJ: I realised that I've got family all over the world. Everywhere I go, because my fans really show me the love and I love them just as much.
MJ: This is wonderful. Thank you so much!
Watch the birthday special moment :
Thank you for all your positive feedback for the video to show your love for Michael, and on his birthday, gone but not forgotten.
His music lives on, Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! The king, 1958 - forever.