Today marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Look back at the King of Pop's life and career.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born Aug. 29, 1958, to Joe and Katherine Jackson in Gary, Ind. He was the eighth of 10 children. The family lived in a three-bedroom house.
Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.
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