Dee Dee finds out Tito is cheating on her. She files for divorce and custody of Taj, Taryll & TJ (3T)

LaToya’s 6th studio album titled “Bad Girl” is released by Sherman Records. She moves to London with Jack Gordon and announces her upcoming memoirs…

  • January:

While rehearsing for her first tour in a studio of Los Angeles , Janet gets a surprise visit from comedian Arsenio Hall who is recording his TV Show in another studio and she accepts to do the Miss You Much chair routine for his audience!

Michael is presented with the MTV’s Video Vanguard Artist Of The Decade.

Michael visits Disneyworld in Florida .

  • January 6:

Michael invites 82 abused children to Neverland.

  • January 08 :

“Escapade” is released as the 3rd single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video.

  • January 22 :

Janet attends the American Music Awards where she performs Escapade and wins 2 awards.

  • January 26:

Michael is at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the unveiling of a painting of himself titled The Book made by Australian artist Brett Livingstone Strong.

  • January 27:

Michael attends the American Cinema Awards where he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award.from his guest Sophia Loren.

Janet also attends the Seventh Annual American Cinema Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

  • February :

Janet wins her first Grammy Award.

Janet goes to Pensacola ( Florida ) for the final rehearsal of her upcoming tour. Rene & Katherine come along.

  • February 3:

Michael receives a Role Model Award from Japon which he accepts via satellite.

  • February 4:

ABC airs the Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr’s 6Oth year in Show Business.

  • February 20:

Michael attends a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel organised by CBS Records to celebrate Michael as the Top Selling Artist Of the 8O’s.March 2O: Adrian Grant (the editor of fanzine Off The Wall) presents Michael with a painting at a recording studio in Los Angeles where Michael is working on new songs.

  • March  :

Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone, Ebony , Jet & Essence magazines.

She wins a NAACP Image Award and three Soul Train Awards

Janet meets President George Bush.

  • March 4  :

“Alright” is released as the 4th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a short film directed by Julian Temple & featuring Cab Calloway, Heavy D, Cyd Charrys & the Nicolas Brothers.

  • March 26:

Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.

  • Spring:

Wade Robson, a seven-year-old Australian boy is invited by Michael to come to to study singing and dancing with him. He and his mother Joy stay at Neverland and will become regular guests at the ranch.

  • April 4:

Michael visits the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington DC with Ann Levin.

  • April 5:

Michael meets with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honoured as Entertainer Of The Decade by the Capital Children’s Museum.

Later, Michael attends a fund-raising dinner in his honour at the historic Merrywood Estate in McLean.

  • April 7:

Michael arrives as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.

  • April 8:

Micheal hears the tragic death of his close friend Ryan White While at the Taj Mahal Casino. He leaves immediately with Donald Trump to travel to Ryan’s home in Indiana .

  • April 11:

Michael attends Ryan White’s funeral service in Indiana along with 1500 persons including Barbara Bush, Elton John, Donald Trump & Ryan’s mother Jeanne.

  • April 20 :

Janet attends the unveiling of her Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with Rene, Katherine, Joe & Rebbie among others.

  • May:

Fan force Michael to retreat while visting F.A.O Schwartz Toy Store with two young girls.

John Brown, a 14-year-old cancer sufferer is invited to Neverland to meet his idol in person.

  • May 8:

Michael is presented with the first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Katherine, Joe & Jackie attend the ceremony.

  • May 16:

Sammy Davis Jr, a long time friend of Michael dies of throat cancer. Michael is named as an honorary pallbearer along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bill Cosby.

Janet celebrates her 24th birthday at Disneyland Tokyo with Rene, Tina & the Kids.


  • May 19 :

LaToya is a guest on Bob Hope’s USA Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow TV Special.

  • June 3:

Michael collapses while dancing at the Hideout. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles where he is treated for chest pains.

He gets visits from the whole Jackson family (except LaToya) + Elizabeth Taylor who is treated in the same hospital.


  • June 8:

Michael leaves the hospital and goes resting in Neverland.

  • June 17 :

Eliza gives birth to Steveanna Jackson but she files for divorce soon after.

  • June 18 :

“Come Back To Me” is relased as the 5th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video that Janet & Rene shot in Paris.

  • June 25 :

Michael start recording the “Dangerous” album at the Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 in Los Angeles.

  • July:

Michael attends the wedding of Berry Gordy to Grace Eaton in Santa Barbara .

45 sick children are invited to spend the day with Michael in Neverland

The first publicity pictures of Michael ‘LA Gear campaign begin to circulate in magazines as well as the first TV commercial showing Michael dancing in the street with his niece Brandi.

  • August:

Saga/Genesis releases the video game of Moonwaker.

Michael hires Sandy Gallin & Jim Morey as new personal Managers.

  • August 18:

Michael invites 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Programme to Neverland.

  • August 28 :

“Black Cat” is released as the 6th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a live video.

  • September:

Michael is featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!

  • September 6 :

Janet is presented the Video Vanguard Award for her contributions and influence within music and popular culture. She also performs a controversial rendition of “Black Cat“, considered “her first shocking public statement.

  • September 12:

Michael attends the City Of Hope Gala in honour of CBS Record Division President, Tommy Mottola.

  • September 14:

Disney’s chairman, Michael Eisner presents Michael with the first ever Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award at the Century Plaza Towers in LA.

  • October:

Katherine Jackson publishes her memoirs titles “My Family : The Jacksons” and gives an interview to Ebony magazine to promote it (Michael, Janet & LaToya appear on the cover of the magazine).

  • October 2 :

“Love Will Never Do” is released as the 7th from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video directed by Herb Ritts. It’s a new number 1 for Janet!

  • Rhythm Nation Tour : European Leg 
October 4, 1990 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis van Ahoy
October 5, 1990
October 6, 1990
October 8, 1990 Berlin Germany Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle
October 14, 1990 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 16, 1990 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
October 18, 1990 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
October 28, 1990 London England Wembley Arena
October 30, 1990 Birmingham NEC Arena
  • Rhythm Nation Tour : Japan leg 2

-Nov 03, 1990 Osaka – Osaka Dome

-Nov 04, 1990 Osaka – Osaka Dome

-Nov 06, 1990 Tokyo – Tokyo Dome

-Nov 07, 1990 Tokyo – Tokyo Dome

-Nov 14, 1990 Nagoya-Nagoya Rainbow Hall

-Nov 15, 1990 Nagoya – Nagoya Rainbow Hall

-Nov 16, 1990 Yokohama – Yokohama Arena

  • November 17 :

Janet wraps her Rhythm Nation World Tour after 113 concerts, and 5 legs on 3 continents. She & Rene go back home for Thanksgiving.

  • November 26 :

Janet wins an unprecedented 9 awards at the Billboard Awards ceremony.

  • December :

A&M releases the Rhythm Nation Compilation featuring all the videos from the Rhythm Nation album.

She poses for Vogue magazine.

  •  December 12 :

After accepting Rene’s wedding proposal, Janet & her attorney ask him to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

  • December 20 :

Janet attends a Los Angeles screening of Godfather III

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