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. The album is released as many titles “He’s My Brother”, “Sexual Feeling”, “Playboy (Be My)”, “Why Don’t You Want My Love?” and “Be My Lover”.
LaToya moves to London with Jack Gordon and announces her upcoming memoirs. She stops speaking with the family.
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.
Michael’s recording team moves from Westlake to Record One studio in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. DECADE 1979-1989 project becomes DECADE 1980-1990. Bryan Loren joins the project.
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. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard.
January 22 : Janet attends the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles where she performs “Escapade” and wins 2 awards.
January 25 : LaToya makes a photoshoot in Cannes, France.
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 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award.from his guest Sophia Loren.
February : 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 60th 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.
February 21 : Janet wins her first Grammy Award but does not attend the ceremony because she is rehearsing for her tour in Pensacola.
February 27 : Janet surprises the people of Pensacola with a concert that was announced only one day ahead of time. The $10 tickets, limited to a four per person, didn’t go on sale until the morning of the concert. All 7,600 tickets were sold within three hours. Another 1,000 tickets were given to local charities.
March : Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone, Ebony , Jet & Essence magazines.
Janet meets President George Bush.
Wade Robson and his family visit Michael at the “Record at One” Recording studios in L.A. Michael invites the whole family to his ranch for the weekend.The following weekend, the family again stays at Neverland. Afterwards, Michael takes Wade and his mother to Las Vegas and they visited Siegfried and Roy.
March 1 : Janet kicks off her Rhythm Nation Word tour with a concert at the Miami arena in Miami, Florida.
March 3 : LaToya performs at “Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo” (Italian song festival of Sanremo), the most popular Italian song contest and awards ceremony, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria.
Janet gives a concert at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill.
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. It peaks at #4 on Hot 100 Billboard
.Janet gives a concert at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte.
March 6 : Janet gives a concert at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia.
March 7 : Janet gives a concert at the Thompson–Boling Arena in Knoxville.
March 9 : Janet gives a concert at the Freedom Hall in Louisville.
March 10 : Janet gives a concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.
March 12 : Janet gives a concert at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield.
March 13 : Janet gives a concert at the Civiv Arena in Pittsburg.
March 14 : Janet wins 3 Soul Train Music Awards but does not attend the ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles because she is on tour in NYC.
March 15 + 16 :Janet gives two concerts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City (the second concert is in benefit for the United Negro College Fund)
March 19 : LaToya attends a birthday party for actress Ursula Andress at Maxim’s in Paris.
Janet gives a concert at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Canada.
March 20 : Janet gives a concert at the SkyDome in Toronto, Canada.
March 22 : Janet gives a concert at the Capitol Centre in Landover.
March 23 : Janet gives a concert at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford.
March 26 : Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.
Janet gives a concert at the Centrum in Worcester.
March 27 : Janet gives a concert at the Centrum in Worcester.
March 29 : Janet gives a concert at the Capitol Centre in Landover.
March 31 : Janet gives a concert at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton.
April 2/3 : Janet gives a concert at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
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 5/6 : Janet gives a concert at the Met Center in Boomington, near Minnaopolis.
The music video for “Black Cat” directed by Wayne Isham is filmed on April 5, 1990, using live concert footage from the Met Center concert in Bloomington, Minnesota. In addition to the audience for the sold-out show, the filming reportedly drew an additional 3,000 fans.
April 7 : Michael arrives as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.
April 8 : Micheal is informed of 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 8/9 : Janet gives two concerts at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, near Chicago.
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.
Janet gives a concert at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City.
April 13 : Janet gives a concert at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth.
April 15/16 : Janet gives a concert at the Summit in Houston.
April 18 : Janet gives a concert at the ASU Activity Center in Tempe.
April 20 : Janet attends the unveiling of her Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with Rene, Katherine, Joe & Rebbie among others.
April 20/21 : Janet gives two concerts at the Forum in Inglewood. Many members of the Jackson family attend the shows.
April 23 : Janet gives a concert at the Sports Arena in San Diego.
April 25 : Martha Upshaw, Katherine’s mother dies. The whole family attends her funeral except LaToya who is abroad with Jack Gordon.
April 25/26 : Janet gives two concerts at the Forum in Inglewood. Many members of the Jackson family attend the shows.
April 28/29 + May 1/2 : Janet gives 4 concerts at the Oakland Arena in Oakland.
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 4/5 : Janet gives two concerts at the Arco Arena in Sacramento (last concerts of the first leg of the tour).
May 8 : Michael is presented with the first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Katherine, Joe & Jackie attend the ceremony.
Mid May : Janet arrives in Tokyo, Japan with Rene and the Kids.
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 17/18 : Janet gives two concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.
May 19 : LaToya is a guest on Bob Hope’s USA Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow TV Special.
May 20/21 : Janet gives two concerts at the Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.
May 23 : Janet gives a concert at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama.
May 24 : Janet, Rene & the Kids fly back to Los Angeles for a short break before the second US leg.
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 6/7 : Janet kicks off the US second leg named the Summer Escapade Tour with two concerts at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma.
June 8 : Michael leaves the hospital and goes resting in Neverland.
June 9 : Janet gives a concert at the PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
June 10 : While on vacation in Rome, Italy, LaToya is beaten by Jack Gordon.
June 11 : Back to her London home, LaToya is snapped by paparazzi and the pictures of her beating are shown all over the world within the next 24h.
Janet gives a concert at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Canada.
June 12 : Janet gives a concert at the Saddledome in Calgary, Canada.
June 15 : Media start to report a fake story by Jack Gordon that LaToya
LONDON — LaToya Jackson, sister of pop superstar Michael Jackson, was beaten by a gang armed with metal pipes who broke into her Rome hotel suite, her manager said today.
Jackson, 31, was badly bruised in the attack and is resting at her London home, where she returned after the incident, said her manager, Jack Gordon.
Gordon said by telephone from the star’s apartment he believed the attackers had been trying to abduct her.
June 15/16 : Janet gives two concerts at the McNichols Arena in Denver.
June 17 : Eliza gives birth to Steveanna Jackson but she files for divorce from Randy soon after.
June 18 : “Come Back To Me” is released as the 5th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a video that Janet & Rene shot in Paris. It peaks at #2 on Hot 100 Billboard.
Janet gives a concert at the Salt Palace Arena in Salt Lake City.
June 20/21 : Janet gives two concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.
June 23/24 : Janet gives two concerts at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa.
June 26/27/29 : Janet gives three concerts at the Forum in Inglewood.
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.
July 2 : Janet gives a concert at the Reunion Arena in Dallas.
July 3 : Janet gives a concert at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
July 5/6 : Janet gives two concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
July 8 : Janet gives a concert at the Louisiana Superdoma in New Orleans.
July 10 : Janet gives a concert at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis.
July 12 : Janet gives a concert at the Miami Arena in Miami.
July 13 : Janet gives a concert at the Orlando Arena in Orlando.
July 14 : Janet gives a concert at the Florida Suncoast Dome in St Petersberg.
July 16/17/19/20 : Janet gives 4 concerts at the Omni in Atlanta.
July 22 : Janet gives a concert at AL Coliseum in Birmingham.
July 24 : Janet gives a concert at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
July 25 : Janet gives a concert at the OH Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati.
July 27 : Janet gives a concert at the Bradley Center in Milaukee.
July 29/30 + August 1 : Janet gives 3 concerts at the New World Musiv Theatre in Tinley Park, in the surburbs of Chicago.
August : Saga/Genesis releases the video game of “Moonwaker”.
August 2 : Janet’s concert in Lexington is canceled due to “flu-like symptoms” and bad cold.
August 4 : Janet’s concert in Ames is postponed due to inner-ear infection.
August 5 : Janet’s concert at the St. Louis Arena in St Louis is stopped due to viral infection, Janet passed out after three songs.
Michael hires Sandy Gallin & Jim Morey as new personal Managers.
August 10/11/13 : Janet gives three concerts at the Capital Centre in Landover.
August 14 : Janet gives a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.
August 16/17/19 : Janet gives three concerts at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
August 18 : Michael invites 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Programme to Neverland.
August 21 :Janet gives a concert at the Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, Canada.
August 22/23 : Janet gives two concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills.
August 25 : Janet gives a concert at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany.
August 27 : Janet gives a concert at the Civic Center in Providence.
August 28 : “Black Cat” is released as the 6th single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” along with a live video. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard
Janet gives a concert at the Nassau Coliseum on Uniondale.
August 30 : Janet gives a concert at the Brenden Bryne Arena in East Rutherford.
September : Michael is featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!
Teddy Riley joins the DECADE 1980-1990 project at the Larrabee Studio in North Hollywood,
September 2/3 : Janet’s concerts in Toronto and Pittsburg are canceled due to illness.
September 4 : Janet’s gives the last concert of the US leg at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield.
September 6 : Janet attends the MTV Video Music Awards 1990 at the Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA where she is presented the Video Vanguard Award for her contributions and influence within music and popular culture. She also performs “Black Cat”.
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. The song becomes Janet’s fifth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and the final of seven top five singles from the album, making her the only artist to achieve seven top five singles from one album.
October 4/5/6 : Janet kicks off the european leg of her Rhythm Nation tour with three concerts at the Ahoy Sportpaleis in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
October 9 : Concert at the Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle in Berlin, Germany.
October 14 : Concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France.
October 16 : Concert at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.
October 18 : Concert at the Festhalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.
October 21/22 : Concert at the Wembley Arana in London, England.
October 24 : Concert at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.
October 26/27 : Concerts at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
October 28/29 : Concert at the Wembley Arana in London, England.
November 3/4 : Concert at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan.
November 6/7 : Concert at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
November 9/10 : Concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hong Kong, China.
November 14/15 : Concerts at the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
November 16 : Last concert of the Rhythm Nation World Tour at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.
November 17 : Janet flies back home and 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 attends the Billboard Awards ceremony at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. She wins an unprecedented 9 awards!
December : A&M releases the “Rhythm Nation Compilation” featuring all the videos from the Rhythm Nation album.
Janet poses for Vogue magazine.
Michael has recorded so many new songs that the DECADE compilation is canceled and a whole new album named “Dangerous” is planned for 1991.
December 9 : Janet attends the NAACP Image Awards where she wins an award and presents one to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
December 12 : After accepting Rene’s wedding proposal, Janet & her attorney ask him to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.
December 19-25 : LaToya & Jack Gordon visit american soldiers during Gulf War and she performs on Bob Hope’s USA Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow.
December 20 : Janet attends a Los Angeles screening of Godfather III.