Michael's grandmother suggested his name to his mother.
Michael was the seventh of nine children, and the fifth son of 6 boys.
Joseph Jackson (Michael's father) performed with a group called 'The Falcons.'
Michael's mother Katherine played the clarinet, piano, and guitar when she was younger.
Gladys Knight discovered The Jackson Five.
Michael gave his first public appearance at the age of 5 singing 'Climb Every Mountain.'
The Jackson 5's first paying gig was at a place called Mr. Lucky's. They were paid $1 each for their performance.
When Michael was younger, he enjoyed hiding spiders in his sister LaToya's bed.
Tatum O'Neal was Michael's first date.
Michael was very ticklish.
Quincy Jones' nickname for Michael was "Smelly."
Michael subscribed to Disney Adventure.
Michael favorite Disneyland ride was 'Pirates of the Caribbean.'
'Come Together' was one of Michael's favorite Beatles songs.
Michael's drawing of Mickey Mouse is included in a book called 'The Art of Mickey Mouse.'
On November 20, 1984, Michael received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
In 1987, Michael embarked upon his first solo tour for his BAD LP.
When touring, Michael lost about 10 pounds of water weight during his performances.
To help keep his voice clear, Michael put 2 Ricola drops in a cup of hot water and drank this.
In 1992, Michael was crowned 'King Sani' in a West African village in Gabon, Ivory Coast.
Michael has a suite named after him at the Hotel Royal Plaza in Disney World.
'Moonwalk' (Michael's autobiography) was a number one best seller in the United States and England.
Michael has an official patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office (patent# 5,255,452) for a very special invention: Shoes that slip into a hitch attached to the stage, allowing the wearer to lean far forward and appear to defy gravity.