August 29, 2011
The King of Pop was born 53 years ago on August 29, 1958 as seventh child of the Jackson family. He started singing as a child, first with his brothers in the group called The Jackson 5, then began his solo career in the 1970s. With his unique music, singing and performance style (including the famous "moonwalk") he soon became a dominant figure in pop culture. Recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time, he won among others 13 Grammy Awards and had 13 number-one singles in the US. His death was followed by global grief in June 2009.