On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:13:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

OTD August 29 - Michael Jackson
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1958: Pop singer Michael Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. With a career that lasted more than four decades featuring contributions to music, dance and fashion, he is recognized by Guinness World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time. He died at age 50 of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest.

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