On this day: August 31

POSTED: 4:30 PM Aug 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 31 2012

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - Michael Jackson Bad
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Epic Records

1987: Michael Jacskon releases his "Bad" album. The album would go on to sell between 30 and 45 million copies worldwide and produce five Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits, the first album to do so. To promote the album, CBS aired a documentary entitled "The Magic Returns," which ended with the 18-minute video for the single "Bad," directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring a then up-and-coming Wesley Snipes.

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