Wade Robson and his family move to L.A and become regular guests at Neverland.
Michael becomes close friend with Macauley Culkin and his family. He invites them to Neverland.
January : Randy is charged with beating his wife, Eliza as well as their 14-month-old daughter, Stevanna. He pleads no contest to the battery charge.
Janet is on the cover of Jet Magazine.
The single “Do The Bart Man” produced by Bryan Loren and featuring background vocals by Michael is released.
January 2 : LaToya is a guest on Des O’Connor Tonight.
January 28 : Janet wins three American Music Awards but she does not attend the ceremony.
February 6 : “State Of The World” is released as the 8th & final single from “Rhythm Nation 1814” (only in Australia, Japan & South Africa).
March 11 : Janet has signed what is believed to be the most lucrative contract in the history of recording. The 24-year-old singer, songwriter and actress signed an exclusive contract with Virgin Records.
Although the financial terms were not disclosed, the deal has been widely reported as yielding Ms. Jackson from $40 million and $50 million for three to five albums.
March 16 : Janet is presented with the Humanitarian Of The Year Award by the Starlight Foundation at the 20/20 Club in Beverly Hills, California.
March 18 : Michael & Madonna have dinner together at the Ivy restaurant in Los Angeles .
March 20 : In New York City , the biggest deal is music industry is signed between Michael Jackson & Sony Software who bought CBS Epic Records. For a potential $1 billion, Michael agrees to a fifteen year, six-album record and film contract and also becomes CEO of his own record label Nation Records (later renamed MJJ MUSIC)
March 25 : Michael & Madonna attend the Academy Awards ceremony together.
The title of Michael’ new album is revealed to be Dangerous.
March 31 : Janet & Rene secretly get married and move into a beach house in Malibu .
April 8 : Michael organises a seat chimp party to raise money for Jane Goodall’s ape research institute.
April 9 : Michael & Madonna go to the Spago restaurant in Los Angeles . Michael asks Madonna to do a duet with her on the song “In The Closet” but she refuses.
April 15 : Michael and Madonna are on the cover of People Weekly magazine.
Easter : Michael spends easter with Brett Barnes and his family at his Neverland Ranch.
June : Michael pays for the funerals of David Ruffin, a member of The Temptations.
Michael is co-chairman of a Stevie Wonder presentation of the Nelson Mandela Award.
The tabloids publish stolen pictures of a photo session of Michael by Herb Ritts.
Michael enlists the help of producers L.A Reid & Babyface which deeply upsets Jermaine who is also working with them.
Michael films the “Black or White” short film featuring Macauley Culkin, Wade Robson, Brandi Jackson, Bart & Omer Simpson.
June 19 : Michael visits the island of Bermuda with Home Alone star, Macauley Culkin, his family and Brock Goldstein.
June 22 : Michael & Macauley go scuba diving.
June 23 : Michael & Macauley go to Disneyworld (Orlando)
July : News surfaces of Michael first movie for Colombia Picture Entertainment, a science fiction musical extravaganza named “MidKnight”.
July 12 : LaToya and her python arrive at the Long Island Pet Memorial Park to support of bereaved pet owners following the uncovering of swindle by the cemetery owner.
July 26 : Michael & Emmanuel Lewis visit the Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Center in Los Angeles .
The media report that Steven Spielberg has invited Michael to make a cameo appearance in his new film “Hook”, based on the book “Peter Pan”.
July 27 : Michael invites the Jackson family to Neverland to celebrate the first ever Joe Jackson Day. Katherine, Joe, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine & Janet and the grandchildren attend the event.
Later at Hayvenhurst, Joe receives his present from Janet & Michael : A boat!
July 29 : LaToya attends Kim Hunter’s Birthday Party at Amazon Village in New York City with Donald Trump and Marla Maples.
August 7 : Michael goes to Disneyland with a young friend.
August 22 : Michael, Bruce Swedien & Brad Buxer work on the song Will You Be There.
August 26 : Macauley Culkin spends his 11th birthday in Neverland with all his family & Michael.
September : LaToya’s 7th studio album titled “No Relations” is released by Pump Records (Warner) along with the single “Sex Box”. The album Is only released in Colombia, Germany, and Holland, but Is imported throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
LaToya poses for the second time for the upcoming cover of Playboy magazine.
Jermaine, Margaret and their children move back to Hayvenhurst in Janet & Latoya’s rooms.
September 12 : Latoya publishes her autobiography “Growing Up In The Jackson Family” which causes a great controversy. During her promotional tour, LaToya gives many interviews with Jack Gordon by her side (including the Phil Donahue Show) and she claims that Rebbie and her sexually abused by Joe…
The Jackson family denies the allegations and claims LaToya was brainwashed by her manager/husband Jack Gordon…
September 16 : LaToya gives a press conference at Laura Belle in New York City to promote her book.
September 19 : Michael lends his voice to a character of the cartoon “The Simpsons”.
October 7 : Elizabeth Taylor gets married for the eighth time to Larry Fortensky at Neverland. Michael pays for everything and gives the bride away in the ceremony. Many celebrities attend the wedding which is almost interrupted by paparazzis.
October 21 : Michael, Elizabeth & Larry are on the cover of People magazine.
October 29 : Michael & Bruce Swedien complete the mixing of the Dangerous album in Los Angeles.
October/November : LaToya goes in Europe to promote her book. On October 31, she is in Paris to work on the French version of her autobiography titled “Jackson Story”. She gives interviews to Europe 1, Paris Match and Le Parisien. In November, she goes to Sweden for a TV show, in Spain, in Italy, in Munich for a TV show called “Grell-Pastell”, in the Netherlands on Gert Berg, a TV show, in London on Terry Wogan etc.
November : A 30 seconds commercial directed by David Lynch begins airing on TV to promote the forthcoming release of Dangerous.
Randy is arrested after Eliza phones the police to report that the beatings have not stopped. Randy is sentenced to one month in jail, two years’ probation, and ordered to enroll in a domestic violence rehabilitation program.
Eliza files for divorce and custody of Steveanna.
Katherine, Joe, Rebbie & Jermaine give a press conference in Paris.
November 2 : “Black Or White”, the first single from the Dangerous album is unofficially leaked to US radio stations.
Michael is on the cover of TV Guide.
The same day, an unofficial version of Jermaine’s new single “Word To The Badd” is also leaked to the same radios. In the song, Jermaine openly attacks Michael.
November 3 : Michael begins filming the video of Remember The Time in Los Angeles directed by John Singleton and featuring Eddie Murphy, Iman & Magic Johnson. Emmanuel Lewis visits Michael on se set.
Later that night Michael visits Jermaine at Hayvenhurst and the two brothers have an argument over “Word To The Badd”.
November 5 : LaToya is in Munich to promote the german version of her book.
November 6 : “Black Or White” is officially premiered to radio stations all around the world.
November 11 : The single of “Black Or White” is officially released. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard.
November 13 : Katherine, Joe, Rebbie & Jermaine give a press conference in Paris to announce a clothing line. Later they are guests on French TV Show Sacrée Soirée where they claim LaToya was brainwashed by Jack Gordon.
November 14 : The Black Or White” short film is premiered in 27 countries around the world by almost 500 million viewers! The 11 minutes short film was directed by John Landis and features Macauley Culkin, Brandi Jackson, George Wendt, Heavy D, Wade Robson, Bart & Omer Simpson.
November 15 : Following the controversy over the last part of the Black Or White Video, Michael issues a statement and decides to edit his video.
Michael tapes a performance of “Black Or White” & “Will You Be There” at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica for the MTV’s 10th Anniversary Special to be aired on November 27th.
November 18 : Michael & Brooke Schields go out for dinner at the Inn Of The Seventh Ray Restaurant in Malibu .
November 20 : Michael sends a video-taped message to the London listening party Of Dangerous.
November 21 : The album “Dangerous” is released in Europe .
Live from Las Vegas, LaToya appears on French TV Show Sacrée Soirée to refute the claims from her family.
November 26 : The album “Dangerous” is released.
November 29 : Michael appears on the cover of Entertainment Tonight.
December : Brett Barnes and his family go to Neverland for the first time. Brett becomes a lifelong friend to Michael
December 1 : LaToya is in Montreal to promote the canadian version of her book.
December 2 : LaToya is in Toronto to promote the canadian version of her book.
Michael appears on the cover of Jet magazine.
December 11 : Michael is given a private visit to the Guinness World Of Records Museum.
December 31 : LaToya is in Paris to promote the french version of her book titled “Jackson Story”.