Arts & Culture

Michael Jackson Birthday Celebrated Around the World

BY Angela Wang TIMEAugust 29, 2010 PRINT

MICHAEL JACKSON BIRTHDAY: A woman poses in front of a graffiti depicting Michael Jackson at shop's shield at Athens flea market area in Monastiraki in Athens. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)
MICHAEL JACKSON BIRTHDAY: A woman poses in front of a graffiti depicting Michael Jackson at shop's shield at Athens flea market area in Monastiraki in Athens. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson´s 52th would-be birthday is on Aug. 29 and his fans are celebrating the day in different ways.

Filmmaker Spike Lee organized a celebration for fans of Michael Jackson in the New York metropolitan area. A party named “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration" was held earlier on Sunday at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. Live tweeting of the event was provided.

“Bring your family, friends, and a pair of comfortable dancing shoes cuz we want to rock with you,” says the description of the event on Facebook.

As an attempt to make a record, another 1,257 people danced to the singer´s hit “Thriller” in front of the Riverside County Courthouse, according to CBS.

At the same time, hundreds of birthday wishes are constantly being posted on the “memories” session of the official website of the singer.

“From the time I was born I have always enjoyed your songs; it gives me hope [and the] aspiration that I can be whatever I want to be, [encourages me to] love my neighbor as myself,” says one of the messages.

 

 

Angela Wang
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