5 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Jackson

Today we celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday! Though he is no longer with us, his presence is still felt and he'll forever be known as the King of Pop.

We remember the music legend by giving you 5 things you might not have known about about MJ. 

1)  He slept in an oxygen chamber
When the King of Pop went to sleep, he would sometimes do so in hyperbaric oxygen chamber. He hoped it would keep him from aging. 

 

2) Over one-seventh of the people in the world watched his memorial service. 
It was reported that over 1 billion people watched his funeral service on TV. It was the second most watched memorial service in history after Princess Diana’s. 

(FILES) US pop star Michael Jackson waves to photographers during a press conference in Paris on March 19, 1996. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves sweeping across the world and tributes pouring in f

3) Jackson owed a library $1 million in library rental fees
Jackson loved to read, but apparently he wasn't that great about returning his books on time. It is said that he owed a library $1 million in fines for overdue books. The library agreed to drop the fines if he returned the books autographed. 

 

4) Jackson patented an anti-gravity boot
He invented and patented special shoes that he used to to do the famous lean in the “Smooth Criminal” Music Video. 

 

5) Billie Jean was the first MTV video by a black artist
”Billie Jean" aired on MTV in 1983 and was the first video to feature a black artist.  

 

Make sure you're listening to KOST on Tuesday, August 29th as we celebrate The King Of Pop's Birthday! We'll play an hour o fnon-stop MJ hits at 9AM and 5PM.

To listen, download the iHeartRadio app or stream at KOST1035.com by clicking play below!

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