Michael Jackson was from Gary, Indiana, in the United States. He was born on Aug. 29, 1958 and died in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009, at age 50.
Michael Jackson was one of 10 children born into a working-class, but musical, family. His father, Joe Jackson, encouraged a young Michael and his brothers to form a band, and they found fame and success as the Jackson 5. Michael later became a solo star, and his 1982 album "Thriller" is, as of 2015, the best-selling album of all time. He is also known as "The King of Pop" and for popularizing the moonwalk, the backwards-walking dance move.