1991 : Magic Johnson Announces He Has AIDS

November 7, 2020 all-day

Former Michigan State University basketball star Ervin “Magic” Johnson announced that he had tested positive for the AIDS virus.

Although at the time, many though Johnson would die from AIDS, he would go on to build a business empire, play in the 1992 Olympics, and educate people about AIDS.


Historical Society of Michigan

Kevin Grasha, “20 years ago, HIV ended Magic’s pro career and threatened his life but he never gave up”, Lansing State Journal, November 7, 2011.

Michigan Every Day (Feb. 28, 1977)

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