1973

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January : Michael wins a Golden Globe Award for Ben.

January 10 : The Jackson 5 appear on the Dick Cavett Show.

February : The single “Hallelujah Day” is released by Motown.

March 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

March 3 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe.

March 4 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Rodeo & Livestock Show 1973 in Houston.

March 9 : Katherine files for divorce after finding out about Joe’s affair but she withdraws her demand a couple of months later.

March 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Astrodome in Houston.

March 27 : Michael performs “Ben” at the Academy Awards (the song is nominated as best song for a film)

March 29 : The album “Skywriter” is released by Motown.

April 13 : The album “Music & Me” is released by Motown.

April 20 : The Jackson 5 arrive in Tokyo . While in Japan, they take time to visit Buddhist temples, art museums and the Oriental Gardens of the Takanawa Prince Hotel.

April 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.

April 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Teikoku Gekijou in Tokyo.

April 28 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Yuubin Chokin Hall in Hiroshima.

April 30 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kousei Nenkin Kaikan in Osaka.

May 1 : The Jackson give a concert at the Festival Hall in Osaka.

May 2 : The Jackson give a concert at the Nippon Budokan, in Tokyo.

May 3 : The Jacksons 5 fly back home.

May 5 : The single “With A Child’s Heart” is released by Motown.

The Jackson give a concert at the Coliseum in Portland.

May 6 : The Jackson give a concert at the Center Coliseum in Seattle.

May 18 : The Jackson give a concert at the Spectrum Theater in Philadelphia.

May 19 : The Jackson give a concert at the Hara Arena in Dayton.

May 20 : The Jackson give a concert at the St. John Arena in Columbus.

June 22 : The Jackson 5 arrive in Brisbane . They are the first black group ever to tour in Australia.

June 23 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Festival Hall in Brisbane.

June 26 + 27 : The Jackson 5 give two concerts at the Festival Hall in Melbourne.

June 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Beatty Park Aquatic Centre in Perth.

June 30 + July 1 : The Jackson 5 give two concerts at the Apollo Entertainment Centre in Adelaide.

July 2 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

July 4 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Christchurch Town Hall in Christchurch, New Zealand.

July 5 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Wellington Town Hall in Wellington, New Zealand.

July 6 : The Jackson 5 fly back home.

July 8 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Coliseum in Greensboro.

July 13 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Boston Garden in Boston.

July 14 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven.

July 15 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Providence Civic Center in Providence.

July 17 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

July 20 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

July 21 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond.

July 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

July 24 + 25 : The Jackson 5 give two concert sat the International Amphitheater in Chicago.

July 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

July 27 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit.

July 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.

August : The single “Get It Together” is released by Motown.

August 3 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond.

August 4 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton.

Dee Dee gives birth to Toriano Jackson 2 (Taj), Tito’s first son and Katherine and Joe’s first grandson.

August 5 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Baltimore Civic Center in Baltimore.

August 6 : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Soul Magazine.

August 7 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.

August 8 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

August 10 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.

August 11 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Omni in Atlanta.

August 12 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach.

August 17 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis.

August 18 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.

August 19 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

August 21 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans.

August 22 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas.

August 24 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

The single “Skywriter” is released in the UK only.

August 25 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, in Fresno.

August 26 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Forum in Inglewood. Most of the Jackson family and friends attend the show.

August 28 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Suffolk Downs in Boston.

August 29 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Autostade in Montreal, Canada (on Michael’s 15th birthday).

August 31 : The Jackson 5 give a concert at the Expo Center and State Fairgrounds in Columbus.

September 2 : The Jackson 5 end their summer tour with a concert at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu.

September 9 : The Jackson family hosts a party at Hayvenhurst. Private home movie shows Michael holding his nephew Taj.

September 12 : The album “Get It Together is” released by Motown.

October : The single “Music And Me” is released by Motown.

October 4 : Tito Dee Dee & Taj are on the cover of Jet Magazine.

October 21 : The Jackson 5 give a concert in San Antonio (unknown venue).

November 3 : In Los Angeles, The Jackson 5 tape an episode of the Soul Train Show where they perform “Dancing Machine”, “You’re in Good Hands” (by Jermaine), “With A child’s Heart” (by Michael) & “Don’t Say Goodbye Again”. The episode is aired on November 17.

December : Michael & The Jackson 5 have appeared on the front cover of every issue of Right on! Magazine in 1973!

December 15 : Jermaine leaves Hayvenhurst and gets married to Hazel Gordy, daughter of Berry Gordy. The whole family attends the wedding including Michael & Janet.

December 18 : Jermaine & Hazel are on the cover of Jet Magazine.

Previous year : 1972

Following year : 1974

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