And although the musical legend left this world forever, is the King of Pop's life is celebrated throughout the country in a variety of ways.
The celebration will be held in the birthplace of Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana, when the city hosts a festival of four days that began at the weekend.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the extended holiday - marked by musical performances and circus - has attracted hundreds of fans during the weekend, and was followed on Saturday by the Jackson family, including his 13-year-old daughter, Paris his son, Prince, 14, and Blanket, 9, and his father Joe.
Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, was also on hand for the festivities on Friday, TMZ reported.
Those who could not travel to Indiana still managed to find ways to celebrate.
In San Francisco, the singer's birthday was marked with a flash mob dancing to "Thriller." The dance was semi-organized its way to the town of Ferry Plaza Union Square, at Mission Dolores Park District and, finally, in the Castro district.
Jackson's influence on musicians is probably very valuable, and of course the artists who inspired him to remember that is your special day.
Former Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip made a special tribute to Jackson during his concert at Irving Plaza New York, on Saturday.
"Michael Jackson was a big influence on my music and was an inspiration to me and many others," said Q-Tip to the press. "I want to bring people together to celebrate the man, his music and his legacy will undoubtedly live forever!"
Meanwhile, Chris Brown weighed in on the milestone Monday, writing on his twitter account, "Happy birthday Michael Jackson!!!! Your the greatest!"
The celebration of Jackson's life and musical contributions won't stop thee. "Michael Forever -- The Tribute Concert" will take place on October 8 at the 74,500-seat Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Though the production has been beset by problems, artists including Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, the Jackson Brothers, Leona Lewis and Smokey Robinson are scheduled to perform.