January 1 : Michael attends a Barbara Streisand’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas with friend Mike Milken.
January 3 : Janet gives a concert at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield.
January 5 + 6 : Janet gives two concerts at the Omni in Atlanta.
January 5 : Michael gives a moving speech to claim his innocence at the NAACP Image Awards Ceremony at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. He also presents the award for Best Choreographer to Debbie Allen.
January 9 : Janet gives a concert at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.
January 12 : Janet gives a concert at theBJCC Coliseum in Birmingham, AL.
Michael wins the trial for “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” & “We Are The World”.
January 14 : Janet gives a concert at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA.
January 16 : Janet gives a concert at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN.
January 17 : Michael invites a group of disadvantaged children to spend the day at Neverland on Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Recording sessions for Michael’s new album is scheduled to begin at Record One studio in Sherman Oaks but are canceled after the Northridge earthquake strikes that morning at 4:30 am causing devastation to the downtown Los Angeles area.
The Hayvenhurst estate is damaged by the earthquake. The Jackson family moves to a rented house during renovations.
January 18 : Janet gives a concert at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, FL.
“Because Of Love” is released as the 4th single from “Janet” along with a live video! It peaks at #10 on Hot 100 Billboard.
January 20 : Janet gives a concert at the Miami Arena in Miami, FL.
January 21 : Janet gives a concert at the FL-Thunderdome in St. Petersberg.
January 22 : Janet & Rene attend the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills where “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A film.
January 24 : Janet gives a concert at the NY-Pepsi Center in Albany.
Los Angeles prosecutors announce that they do not have enough evidence to charge Evan Chandler with extorsion.
January 25 : Michael & Jordy’s lawyers reach an agreement to settle the civil case. The Chandlers agree to withdraw their complaint against a confidential financial compensation and the trial is cancelled.
January 30 : Janet gives a concert at the MA-Centrum in Worcester.
January 31 : Janet gives a concert at the PA-Spectrum in Philadelphia.
February 2 : Michael attends a concert of The Temptations at the Sheraton Desert Inn of Las Vegas with his date Lisa Marie Presley.
February 2 : LaToya is a guest on “La Toya Jackson strikes back”, a special episode of Geraldo.
February 4 : Janet gives a concert at the OH-Nutter Center in Dayton.
February 6 : Janet gives a concert at the Civic Center in Peoria, IL.
February 7 : Janet gives a concert at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.
February 9 : Santa Barbara ‘s District Attorney, Thomas Sneddon Jr & Los Angeles ‘ District Attorney Gill Garcetty both set up a Grand Jury to determine if there is enough evidence to indict Michael and put him through a criminal trial. Miko Brando is among the first to testify.
February 12 : Janet gives a concert at the WA-Tacoma Dome in Tacoma.
Jermaine, Katherine and Joe Jackson give a press conference in Las Vegas, NV. In a special tribute show, ‘Jackson Family Honors’ the Jackson family will reunite for the first time in twenty years.
February 14 : Michael goes to a Denver courtroom to testify that he did not steal the song “Dangerous” from Crystal Cartier as she proclaims.
February 15 : Michael wins this new trial!
February 16 : Janet gives a concert at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, CA.
February 17 : Janet gives a concert at the CA-ARCO Arena in Sacramento.
February 18 : Janet gives a concert at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
February 19 : The whole Jackson family (except LaToya) is reunited at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas to rehearse & tape The Jackson Family Honors TV Special which is broadcasted a few days later around the world.
Janet performs “Alright”.
Michael does not perform but he presents two lifetime achievement awards to Berry Gordy & Elizabeth Taylor . His date for the night is Lisa Marie Presley.
The Jacksons performs “2300 Jackson Street” with Rebbie & the grandchildren including 3T.
February 24 : Janet gives the last concert of the first US leg of the tour at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA.
Late February : Michael starts recording his new album at the Hit Factory Studio in New York City. He takes residence at the Helmsley Palace.
Brad Buxer, Bill Bottrell, Matt Forger, Brad Sunberg, Rene Moore and Bruce Swedien join him to work on new songs.
Frank & Eddie visit him often as well as the 3T, Austin Brown (Rebbie’s son) & Deepack Choprah.
March : LaToya films an erotic video for Playboy.
March 8 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
March 21 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, where “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A Film. Janet performs the song live but she does not win.
March 22 : Janet & Rene fly from LA to Tokyo, Japan.
March 24 : Janet gives a concert at the Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan.
March 27 : Janet gives a concert at the Osaka-jo Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan.
March 29 + 30 : Janet gives a concert at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
April 6 : LaToya is one of the very first celebrities to have a Celebrity Centerfold video for Playboy. She also releases a step aerobics exercise video, Step-Up Workout and a country album titled “From Nashville To You“.
April 7 : Janet attends the Party for Janet Jackson’s Sold-Out Concert Tour and Plaque Presentation for 10 Million Copies of “Janet” Album at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
April 7 + 8 + 9 : Janet gives two concerts at the Forum in Inglewood. Many members of the Jackson family attend the concerts.
April 12 : Michael goes to Planet Hollywood in NYC
April 14 : Janet gives a concert at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, CA.
April 16 : Janet gives a concert at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Michael goes to see the movie “Stomp” at the Orpheum in NYC
April 18/19 : Michael is spotted in Orlando, close to Disneyworld.
April 20 : Janet gives a concert at the America West Arena in Phoenix, AZ.
April 22 : Janet gives a concert at the NM-Tingley Colisuem in Albuquerque.
April 23 : Janet gives a concert at the NM-Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
April 24 : Janet gives a concert at the CO-McNichols Arena in Denver.
Michael makes a photoshoot with photographer Timothy White on the 10th floor of Big Sky Productions in NYC for the cover of History album.
April 26 + 27 : Janet gives two concerts at the UT-Delta Center in Salt Lake City.
April 28 : Michael accepts a Caring For Kids award during the Children Choice Awards at the City Center in New York CIty (where he has moved to a penthouse at the Trump Tower).
May : Michael starts working on a remake of a musical named “The Seven Faces Of Doctor Lao” with special effect specialist Stan Winston.
May 14 : Janet performs “Throb” & “Anytime Anyplace” during the season finale of Saturday Night Live in New York City.
May 23 : “Anytime Anyplace” is released as the 5th single from “Janet” along with a video. It peaks at #2 on Hot 100 Billboard.
May 25 : Michael & LIsa Marie Presley arrive at Casa de Campo de Campo in Domenican Republic .
May 26 : Michael & Lisa Marie secretly get married in a 12 minutes ceremony only attended by Eva Darling & Thomas Keough!
June 4 : Janet accepts two MTV Movie Awards for her part in “Poetic Justice” live from the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
June 5 : Michael takes Lisa Marie & her children Benjamin & Dannielle to Disneyworld in Florida
Michael also pays a visit to Shaquille O’Neal to talk about a musical collaboration.
June 10 : Janet kicks off her summer US tour at the Merriwether Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD.
June 11 : Janet gives a concert at the MD-Merriwether Post Pavilion in Columbia.
June 13 : Janet gives a concert at the ONT-Kingswood Music Theatre in Kingswood.
June 18 : Janet gives a concert at the MA-Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield.
“Throb” is released as the 6th single from “Janet” without a video.
Janet shoots the video for “You Want This” with The Kids.
June 20 : Big Boy, the first ever Jackson 5 single is re-released by Ben Brown, the owner of Steeltown Records along with previously unreleased material from the 1968 recording sessions at his studio.
June 21 : Janet gives a concert at the NY-Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.
June 23 : Janet gives a concert at the PA- Star Lake Amphitheatre in Pittsburgh.
Michael visits Cab Calloway in a New York Hospital.
June 27 + 28 : Janet gives two concerts at the NY-Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantaugh, NY.
July 3 : Janet gives a concert at the PA-Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey Park.
July 5 : Janet gives a concert at the WI-Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee.
July 6 : Janet gives a concert at the Mark of the Quad Cities in Moline, IL.
July 8 : Janet gives a concert at the KS-Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs.
July 9 : Janet gives a concert at the MO-Riverport Amphitheater in St. Louis,
July 11 : Medias learn about Michael & LIsa Marie ‘s secret wedding.
July 12 + 13 : Janet gives two concerts at the Poplar Creek Music Theatre in Hoffman Estates, IL.
July 19 : Janet gives a concert at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, OH.
July 21 : Janet gives a concert at the Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH.
July 24 : Janet gives a concert at the OH-Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus.
July 25 : LaToya visits the Video Software Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
July 26 + 27 : Janet gives two concerts at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Michael attends the concerts disguised in Cheik Arab.
July 29 : Janet gives a concert at the NC-Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh.
July 31 : Janet gives a concert at the FL-Coral Sky Pavilion in West Palm Beach,.
August 1 : Janet gives a concert at the New Orleans Superdome in New Orleans.
Lisa Marie confirms that she is indeed married to Michael.
Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine
August 2 : Janet gives a concert at the TX-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston.
August 3 : Janet gives a concert at the TX-Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas.
August 5 :Janet gives a concert at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village.
Michael & Lisa Marie arrive in Budapest (Hongria) and make their first public appearance together as a married couple causing a media frenzy.
August 6 : Michael & Lisa Marie visit sick children at an hospital and meet Bela Farkas, a little boy in need of a transplant. Moved by his story they decide to fiance his operation that will save his life.
August 7 : Michael shoots a teaser for his forthcoming album with a whole army of russian soldiers! Jimmy Safechuck is an assistant on the set.
August 9 : Janet gives a concert at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
Michael & Lisa Marie fly back to New York where Michael resumes the recording of his new album.
Michael introduces Lisa Marie to the Cascios.
August 10 : Janet gives a concert at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore, CA.
LaToya is a guest on Howard Stern in NYC.
August 11 : LaToya does an In Store Signing of her First Ever Erotic Video at RKO in New York City.
August 12 : Janet gives a concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.
LaToya is a guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien in NYC.
August 14 : Janet gives the last concert of the US leg and last concert of the year at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA.
August 20 : Michael & Lisa Marie are on the cover of many magazine around the world (Jet, Hello, Paris Match ect…) with the exclusive pictures taken by photograph Dick Zimmerman in NYC.
August 27 : Michael hosts the wedding of Miko Brando & Karen Hamilton which takes place at Neverland (he is Miko’s best man). But he has to leave when he learns the tragic death of Dee Dee Jackson ( Tito’s ex wife and mother of the 3T) who was found dead in her swimming pool by her boyfriend Donald Bohana.
The Jackson family gathers at Hayvenhurst to support Tito and his kids the 3T after hearing the tragic death of Dee Dee who was found dead in her boyfriend’s swimming pool.
Late August/Early September : Janet invites her nephews to spend a few days at her Malibu beach home to rest and prepare for the funerals. The whole family (except LaToya) attends Dee Dee’s funerals. Michael pays for the funerals and later he invites 3T to New York and produces their first album “Brotherhood”
September : Katherine, Joe, Randy, Alejandra, Jermaine, Lea Bongo, Genevieve & Randy Jr move from Hayvenhurst to Beverly Park while the house is undergoing renovations due to extensive damage cause by the Northridge earthquake.
September 2-6 : Michael & Lisa Marie visit France (Nice, Cannes , Paris & Disneyland) and spend time with Prince Al Waleed who wants to launch a production company with Michael.
September 8 : Michael & Lisa Marie open the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony with a big kiss live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City,
Janet attends the ceremony where she accepts an award for “If”.
September 24 : Tom Sneddon & Gill Garcetti announce that there is not enough evidence to charge Michael with child molestation…
October : Michael & Lisa Marie are on the cover of Ebony with an exclusive interview of Michael by Robert Johnson.
Janet is on the cover of VIBE Magazine
October 8 : Michael & Lisa attend an Elvis Presley tribute gala in Memphis with Janet & Rene and Lisa’s mother Priscillia Presley
Michael starts recording a duet with Janet.
October 11 : “You Want This” is released as the 7th single from “Janet” along with a video in black & white. It peaks at #8 on Hot 100 Billboard.
November 1 : Janet attends her makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin’s benefit toasting his new book “THE ART OF MAKEUP”.
November 5 : Laurent Hopman visits Michael at the Hit Factory Studio in New York and gets to listen to 3 songs from the new album (“Earth Song”, “Stranger In Moscow” and “Smile”)
December 10 : Adrian Grant visits Michael in Chicago where he is recording songs with producer R Kelly.
Michael makes a photoshoot for the album’s booklet with his nephews Jeremy & Jourdynn & his cousins Elijah & Levon
December 24/25 : Michael makes a break in the recording sessions to celebrate Christmas at Neverland with Lisa Marie, her children and the Cascio family.