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2009: REMEMBERING MICHAEL JACKSON
The King of Pop's sudden death at age 50 right before he was supposed to embark on a world tour broke the hearts of fans worldwide, and left everyone with more questions than answers. The cause of death would eventually be determined to be drug intoxication and his personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted on involuntary manslaughter in 2011.
Also in This Issue: Former Charlie's Angel and '70s superstar Farrah Fawcett dies at age 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer
2008: ANNE HATHAWAY'S BOYFRIEND HAS A SHOCKING SECRET
The Princess Diaries star was madly in love with boyfriend Raffaello Follieri, but her fairy tale romance came crashing down when he was arrested on charges of wire-fraud conspiracy and money laundering. "There was great affection between the two of them, and a great love," a friend told PEOPLE. "I feel so badly for her." Still, Hathaway got her happy ending: She married actor Adam Schulman in 2012
Also in This Issue: Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie call it quits after almost eight years, High School Musical 3 takes the show to the big screen
2007: PARIS HILTON OPENS UP ABOUT HER TIME IN PRISON
The socialite/mogul spent 23 days behind bars for violating her probation and driving with a suspended license. On the other side, she spoke to PEOPLE about her experience, and how it made her determined to turn her life around. Today, she's a multi-hyphenate with booming businesses, a budding deejay career and a new relationship with businessman Thomas Gross, so we'd say she did just that.
Also in This Issue: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren welcome daughter Sam and Mandy Moore opens up about her painful breakup from Zach Braff
2006: NICOLE KIDMAN & KEITH URBAN SAY 'I DO'
The Oscar winner and the country star tied the knot in an emotional ceremony in Sydney, Australia, in front of 220 guests, including Kidman's children with Tom Cruise, Connor and Isabella, plus Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts. "I think everybody at the wedding had the feeling that you were witnessing two kindred spirits," a guest told PEOPLE, "who had finally found each other."
Also in this Issue: Brandon Routh talks about going from an Iowa farm boy to playing Superman and the feud between Tori Spelling and her mother, Candy, turns ugly
2004: BRITNEY SPEARS & KEVIN FEDERLINE ARE ENGAGED, Y'ALL
The Princess of Pop was ready to settle down and start a family of her own back in 2004, when Spears announced that she was engaged to backup dancer Federline. "I knew instantly," Spears told PEOPLE after the happy occasion. "I kissed a bunch of frogs and finally found my prince. I feel like I've found my happily ever after."
Also in This Issue: Olympian Marion Jones fights for her reputation amid accusations of steroid use and Ken Jennings wins a record 20 straight games of Jeopardy
1998: DEMI MOORE & BRUCE WILLIS CALL IT QUITS
After more than 10 years and three children, Hollywood power couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis announced that they were separating. Despite the tumultuous circumstances, the couple's focus was on their girls: "You forgot for a second that these were celebrities when you saw them look with such adoration at their daughter," a friend told PEOPLE about the couple.
Also in This Issue: Reclusive beekeeper Burt Shavitz founds the now-iconic Burt's Bees skin-care line
1995: HUGH GRANT'S FALL FROM GRACE
Hugh Grant seemed to have it all: A brilliant career, a stunning girlfriend and the adoration of women all over the world. Which is why everyone was shocked when the British heartthrob was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. "Last night I did something completely insane," Grant said in a statement to the press. "I have hurt people I love and embarrassed people I work with. For both things I am more sorry than I can ever possibly say."
Also in This Issue: Selena's family talks life after the superstar's tragic death
1993: JULIA ROBERTS MARRIES LYLE LOVETT
America's Sweetheart shocked the world when she tied the knot with singer Lovett in a simple, last-minute ceremony in between stops on the singer's tour following a whirlwind romance. "Thank you very much," Lovett told the audience at his concert later that night, confirming the happy news. "And welcome to the happiest day of my life." Sadly, the happiness didn't last, and the pair split in 1995.
Also in This Issue: A Girl Scout troop leader accuses the organization of hogging the profits from cookie sales
1987: REMEMBERING JACKIE GLEASON
The comedy world lost one of their greats when Honeymooners star Jackie Gleason lost his battle with colon cancer at age 71. "Jackie was a supercomic, bigger than life as a talent and as a man," said Bob Hope at "The Big One's" funeral. Though he was remembered as one of the biggest TV personalities of all time, Gleason had smaller ambitions: "Almost everything I wanted to do," he said, "I've been able to do, and most of it turned out pretty good. Everybody's been damn nice to me."
Also in This Issue: Punch Burger – an 8-year-old German shepherd and keeshond mix from Chapel Hill, North Carolina – runs for President of the United States
1980: WHO SHOT J.R.?
Long before the Red Wedding rocked the world, TV fanatics everywhere had only one question on their minds: Who Shot J.R.? The shocking Dallas twist – in which oil baron J.R. Ewing was shot in the show's second season finale – sent the world into a frenzy, and cemented the drama's place in television history. As Larry Hagman, the man behind J.R. put it: "We've set up the most successful cliff-hanger in the history of television."
Also in This Issue: Inside the marriage of Donna Caponi and Ken Young, golf's biggest power couple
1979: STARS ARE LACING UP THEIR ROLLER SKATES!
The 1970s never met a fitness craze it didn't love. In 1979, the hottest hobby that anyone could have was roller-skating, and everyone from Olivia Newton-John and Bianca Jagger to John F. Kennedy Jr. could be spotted at the local roller disco. Andy Warhol even turned the craze into his newest art project: "You put paint on your skates and roll around on a canvas," he told PEOPLE.
Also in This Issue: Suzi Quatro trades punk rock for pop stardom and ex-manicurist Bernice Mann sues Warren Beatty for stealing the screenplay to Shampoo