On this day in 1958, Michael Joseph Jackson was born. Even at an early age the Gary, Indiana, native seemed destined for musical greatness. He began as a member of the Jackson 5, a group comprised of Michael and his brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon. The group would enjoy great success and produce a number of hits in the late \u201960s and \u201970s, but Michael was destined to find musical immortality with his solo career. The Quincy Jones-produced Off the Wall, in 1979, alerted the world that a new mega-talent had been born, but it was 1982\u2019s Thriller, which sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, that would define Michael\u2019s legacy and earn him the moniker the \u201cKing of Pop.\u201d During his career, he was honored by Presidents and world leaders, won more than 500 music awards (including 13 Grammys), and toured every corner of the earth. And while his last few years found him engulfed in scandals and legal issues, there\u2019s no denying his impact on world of music and beyond.