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Michael Jackson and the Number 7

By July 8, 2009

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If you're still in a numerological frame of mind, you'll probably enjoy — and perhaps even find deep meaning in — TMZ's list of coincidences involving Michael Jackson and the number seven:

• Michael Jackson signed his will on 7/7/02.
• Michael Jackson's memorial was on 7/7/09 ... exactly 7 years after the will was signed.
• Michael Jackson's two biggest hits -- "Black & White" and "Billie Jean" — were each #1 for 7 weeks.
• Michael Jackson's three biggest albums — "Thriller," "Bad" and "Dangerous" — each produced 7 top 40 hits.
• Michael Jackson was the 7th of 9 children.
• Michael Jackson was born in 1958 ... 19 + 58 = 77.
• Michael Jackson died on the 25th ... 2 + 5 = 7.
• Michael Jackson has 7 letters in his first and last name.


Mathematicians say the odds of improbable numerical coincidences occurring in everyday life are far greater than most people realize. And the tendency to see meaningful patterns in random data is deeply ingrained in human nature.

Read more:
Michael Jackson -- #7
Coincidences: Remarkable or Random?
Skeptic's Dictionary: Coincidences


July 9, 2009 at 12:40 am
(1) SEAL says:

wow, its true

July 9, 2009 at 6:13 am
(2) John says:

What an incredibly inane observation! Let’s just let the man rest in peace, now. The media have really driven his memory into the ground.

July 9, 2009 at 7:43 am
(3) Whacko says:

What was the age of Michael’s ideal partner? You guessed it!

July 9, 2009 at 8:29 am
(4) shelley says:

and the point is…???

July 9, 2009 at 11:31 am
(5) ros says:

Who cares about 7 being Jackos not so lucky number,does anyone remember that he was blamed for being a peodophile, if he was innocent then why pay Jordy the first victim who accused him of being a nonce millions of dollars hush money to keep him quiet and then it happens a 2nd time and again the boy involved is paid to be quiet.
If Jacko was innocent then why not carry on through with the court case and proove his innocence.

July 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm
(6) thruth seeker says:

ok reverse it,,if my kid had been abused would I want justice knowing fine well that a conviction would bring compensation. Why would i run out of court with cash dropping charges if i wasnt money oriented an motivated. huh ..think about that. .The answer to your question was made clear MJ told the world why he had simply had enough and couldnt take anymore. Yes he took comfort in childrens comfort more then adults ,,is that a crme ??

July 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm
(7) MsJade says:

I am not saying whether he was guilty or not, but the courts said NO. From what I have read, the mothers of these boys were in the house also, WHY WOULD A MOTHER LET HER CHILD stay in a room with a man? I feel he was being setup and that the God awful $$ was the outcome. I am not saying that child molestion is ok, but I feel he was setup for a big payoff. Let him rest in peace finally. He and his family deserve to be left alone and grieve in their own way.

July 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm
(8) randy says:

ROS YOU DUMB DUMB, the 2nd boy was NOT paid Jackson went on trial and 12 Santa Barabra Jurors -none of them “paid” for their verdict, returned *NOT Guilty* on 14 counts.

The PARENTS of the 1st boy charge him civil, It was a CIVIL ACTION (like small claim) in other words THEY WANTED MONEY. Guess what? IF YOUR ONLY SON WAS molested by a 34 yr old guy would u accept $20M to drop it? Hell no not unless money was all you wanted right? Now Guess what? Jordan’ the boy in the 1st trial -is now 29, on TV ONE Friday July 3rd he ADMITTED that his parents had put him up to it as a lie -after he accidently observed MJ taking a p’ (MJ was unaware that he saw “it”) the boy asked his parents about the discolor (a skin disease) on MJ penis and parents created a lie FOR MONEY. I think MJ Family should SUIT every person who publicly calls their son a Ped’phile for slander and liable – they’d win also, because YOU CANT PROVE A DAMN THING and a COURT OF LAW found him NOT Guilty of the charge – so you lose right off the bat!

July 11, 2009 at 11:32 am
(9) Amsterdam Jones says:

R.I.P Michael Jackson NMBR 1 4-ever

July 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm
(10) Liz says:

I researched more about your story and these are so far what I’ve observed. It’s surprising how they all connect. Are these just plain coincidences? Are these just an exaggeration of things? Do you believe it or not? It’s your choice. How and why the number 7 converge with both his:
HARDEST HITTING points of his life?
They all converge.

1. Michael Joseph Jackson was best known as: Michael (7 letters) Jackson (7 letters).
2. Michael Jackson’s memorial was held on 7-7-09.
3. He reportedly made his last will on 7-7-02.
4. He died 7 years after he made his last will.
5. Thriller (song) is the 7th hit single from the album Thriller, the world’s best-selling album of all time. Thriller was his biggest success and also as what others say is his biggest curse.
6. Thriller won Jackson a record-breaking 7 Grammy Awards in 1984 (the eighth Grammy went to Bruce Swedien).
7. Thriller was his 6th studio album and it had a 25th anniversary special edition reissue: Thriller 25 (with 7 bonus tracks). He died on 6-25, and the song Thriller spoke about dead people. Thriller includes statements such as: This is the end of your life, they’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side (MJ had to fight his own share of demons as well). The number 7 tends to appear and create a connection to his death quite often.
8. The title of his 7th studio album as a solo performer is Bad and his life was also bad in a troubled and tragic way.
9. He was first charged with 7 counts of child molestation in relation to Gavin Arvizo.
10. He’s the 7th child (who lived more years after birth) of Katherine and Joe Jackson. Michael is also their youngest son.
11. His youngest son of his own is 7 years old when he died.
12. His two biggest hits: Billie Jean and Black or White topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 7 weeks.
13. His three best selling albums: Thriller, Bad and Dangerous produced 7 hit singles.
14. Jackson broke a Guinness World Record when 504,000 people attended 7 sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.

July 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(11) Jenni says:

That trials should be forgotten. It’s obvious that he didn’t do anything wrong. I think people just want to believe it out of jealously. Michael Jackson will always be known as The King Of Pop, the world’s greatest entertainer, a musical genius, and a man who inspired millions.

July 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm
(12) Jonny says:

Billie Jean was at #1 for 9 weeks not 7.

July 13, 2009 at 9:04 am
(13) Ibrahim says:

Here’s one the over-looked: Michael’s birthday August 29th is the 241st day of the year, 2+4+1= 7

July 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(14) KENT-California says:


August 8, 2009 at 11:38 am
(15) Robyn says:

Its really bizarre It can’t be coincidence! Even the ambulance that brought him to the hospital had number 71.

August 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm
(16) gaynell says:

I briefly went on his bio. info. and other info. I personally looked up and found more on the #7 and MJ thats not been mentioned.
He 1st performed at Mr. Lucky’s Lounge in Indiana- lucky=#7
the jackson 5 first recorded for steeltown records in ’67
born Aug. 29 (2 from 9=7)at 12:13 pm 1+2+1+3=7 1977 1st film debut The Wiz. Thriller 7 hit singles. Neverland ranch address is 5225 5+2=7 2+5=7

October 2, 2009 at 9:30 pm
(17) hollywood says:

if you really don’t have anything positive to say about michael, then don’t say anything at all.

your ignorant comments are just a waste of space.
he was CONVICTED, but PROVED INNOCENT. so stfu.

<3 you, michael

October 4, 2009 at 12:47 am
(18) farrah says:

Liz your comments on 7 he was not the youngest son Randy was and he never had a son that die at seven

October 8, 2009 at 7:46 am
(19) Sareena says:

i dont understand why people are so mean to him what has he ver done to anyone and he was innocent
so why cant u people just leave him alone love u mj forever and ever xxx XxR.I.PxX

December 4, 2009 at 10:32 am
(20) young king montee says:

ok this is crazy idk how people come up with this stuff. the number 7 thats crazy and kinda creepy if u think about it and to every body who says michael jackson is guilty i hope u all burn in hell michael jackson is like a brother to me even tho i never met him he still tought me alota things so u people can keep accusing him but he changed peoples lives for the good of it and wat r u people doing huh? michael jackson is innocent so like every body else says stfu!!! let him finnally rest in peace
R.I.P michael jackson we misss and love u

December 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
(21) mjfan says:

in his opening video for HIStory where he is marching along with what looks like an army, he has an armband on with the numbers 777, which in numerology represents celestial perfection

Also tommy mottola, who he referred to as “the Devil” was born on 7/14 . 7*2 = 14

January 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm
(22) Lana says:


Jesus said that you must enter into the kingdom as little children. His love was global and unconditional especially for children. Home, music, etc. God took the least and made him mighty. His talent came from above. The bible says that love covers a multitude of sin. His parallels with the number 7 (biblical meaning of perfection and completion) are signs that God was vested in his life. He was used for God’s glory and witnessed to billions. Michael was not an accident , but by design.

May 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm
(23) Dianna says:

The tour bus that arrived to Michael’s mansion on June 25th was #17

August 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm
(24) Nadia says:

Michael Jackson was born at 7.33 PM according to his birth certificate. Interesting.

December 22, 2012 at 6:31 am
(25) Kane says:

Listen to Dangerous in reverse and it says 7 years.

January 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm
(26) beba72095 says:

If going by that then maybe michael jackson will return on 7-7-2014 …(2+0+1+4=7) 7.7.7 idk maybe :/ wishful thinking but I BELIEVE that he will return he is just waiting for the right time

June 23, 2013 at 1:17 am
(27) Mimi says:

Michael Jackson had a statue built of himself. On the arm of the statue was a wrist band with the number “777″ engraved in it. 777 is said to be the direct opposite of 666. 777=God. Take what you want from that.

March 28, 2014 at 12:32 am
(28) jay says:

he was child number 8?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? get your facts right!

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