December : Michael attends the world class boxing fight between Sugar Ray Leonard & Roberto Duran at the Mirage Hotel.
Bo Jackson of the LA Raiders visits Michael at a Los Angeles Studio where he is recording new songs for a greatest hits project named “Decade”.
Michael is on the cover of Vanity Fair with a new photoshoot by Annie Leibovitz.
Dee Dee finds out Tito is cheating on her. She files for divorce and custody of Taj, Taryll & TJ (3T).
January : 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 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 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.
March : 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 26 : Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland 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 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 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 25 : Martha Upshaw, Katherine’s mother dies. The whole family attends her funeral except LaToya who is abroad with Jack Gordon.
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.
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 from Randy soon after.
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.
September : Michael is featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!
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).
Brett Barnes and his family become regular guests à Neverland.
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 : The single “Do The Bart Man” produced by Bryan Loren and featuring background vocals by Michael is released.
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.
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.
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 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!
August 7 : Michael goes to Disneyland with a young friend.
August 26 : Macauley Culkin spends his 11th birthday in Neverland with all his family & Michael.
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… Michael & Janet do not react publicly to those allegations.
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.
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.
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 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 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 .
November 26 : The album “Dangerous” is released.
November 29 : Michael appears on the cover of Entertainment Tonight.
December 2 : Michael appears on the cover of Jet magazine.
December 11 : Michael is given a private visit to the Guinness World Of Records Museum.
Deepak Choprah introduces Grace Rwaramba to Michael and she is hired as a secretary at MJJ Productions.
January : Michael is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Anton Furst, the director of MidKnight commits suicide which puts the film on ice.
January 14 : “Remember The Time” is released as the second single from the “Dangerous” album.
February 2: Fox, BET & MTV simultaneously premiere the 9 minute short film for “Remember The Time”. It peaks at #3 on Hot 100 Billboard.
February 3 : Michael holds a press conference at Radio City Music Hall in New York to announce his new endorsement deal with Pepsi + his new world tour to raise funds for his newly formed Heal The World Foundation.
While in NYC, Michael spends time with the Cascio family.
February 5 : Michael is in Washington D.C to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from NABOB (National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters) Reverend Jesse Jackson present him the award.
February 10 : Michael departs from Los Angeles for a one week tour of Africa (with Brett Barnes).
February 11 : Michael is welcomed by 100 000 people when he arrives in Libreville in Congo. President Omar Bongo presents him with a Medal Of Honour at the Ambassador’s Hall in the Presidential Palace.
February 14 : Michael is crowned King Sanwi on the Ivory Coas by tribal chief Amon N’Djafolk. Based on mystic readings and possible DNA tests, a tribal chief asserted that he was a descendent of Sanwi royalty and invited him to be crowned king-in-waiting.
February 16 : Michael returns Abidjan and takes a break to spend some time with orphaned and abandoned children, then Michael invites groups of orphans to his hotel at the International Hotel in Abidjan.
February 17 : Michael arrives in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, where he is received by Prime Minister Hassan Diria. President Ali Hassan Mwinyi honores Michael and visits him at his hotel.ago.
Michael is on the cover of Jet Magazine for ” Remember The Time ” : Michael Jackson’s New Video Remember The Time When Blacks Were Kings And Queens
February 18 : Michael visits a school for orphans in Sinza in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam.
During his trip to Africa, Michael visited medical centers, schools, churches, institutions for children & educational NGOs for children with disabilities.
February 19: Michael arrives in London with Brett Barnes and they check in the Dorchester Hotel.
February 20 : Michael appears on the cover of Jet magazine with Eddie Murphy & Iman.
Michael & Brett visit Hamleys Toy Store and Rock Circus on Picadilly Circus
February 21 : Michael visits Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
February 22 : Michael visits comedian Benny Hill at the Royal Brompton Hospital
February 23 : Michael flies back to Los Angeles.
March 16 : Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine with an interview in Africa.
March 29 : Michael films the video for “In The Closet” directed by Herb Ritts and featuring Naomi Campbell. He has dinner with the winner of a MTV Contest.
April 9 : “In The Closet” Is released as the 3rd single from the “Dangerous” album. It peaks at #6 on Hot 100 Billboard.
April 20 : Michael is in Chicago to film the video for Jam featuring Michael Jordan, Kriss Kross and rapper Heavy D. Jimmy Safechuck, Brett Barnes, Macauley Culkin & Wade Robson visit him on the set.
While in Chicago, Michael visits Macauley Culkin on the set of “Home Alone 2”.
April 23 : The “In The Closet” short film is premiered on FOX, MTV & BET.
Michael is on the cover of Ebony magazine.
Michael meets Jordy Chandler and they exchange phone numbers.
May 1 : Michael is in Washington to accept a Point Of Light Award from President Bush. While in Washington , Michael visits a little girl, Raynal Pope, who was mauled by dogs.
May 6 : Michael covers the funeral costs of Ramon Sanchez who was killed by a stray bullet during the LA riots.
June : Michael rehearses for his new tour & shoot the video for “Who Is It” (directed by David Fincher)
June 3 : Michael goes to Manhattan in NYC to attend “One To One” gala where he is awarded for his charity work. And then he goes to Tavern On The Green and Plaza Oak with Donald Trump & Elizabeth Taylor.
June 18 : “Dancing The Dream”, a book of poetry & essays from Michael Jackson is published by Doubleday.
June 19 : The “Jam” video is premiered on FOX, BET & MTV.
June 23 : Michael arrives in London to hold a press conference about his Heal The World Foundation (he takes Brett Barnes with him on tour)
June 24 : Michael & his entourage arrive in Munich . Travelling with him are Brett Barnes, Bob Jones, Bill Bray, Wayne Nagin, Karen Faye, Michael Bush & the whole tour crew.
June 25 : Michael films the video for ‘Give In To Me with” Slash in Munich .
June 26 : Michael presents a cheque to the Mayor of Munich for the city’s needy children at the capital’s City Hall.
June 27 : Michael kicks off the Dangerous World Tour at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.
June 29 : Michael visits Sophia Children’s Hospital in Rotterdam to donate £100 000.
June 30/July 1 : Concerts in Rotterdam, Holland.
July : The new Jackson/Pepsi commercials “Dreams” & “I’ll Be There” are aired on TV.
July 13 : “Jam” is released as the 4th single from the “Dangerous” album. It peaks at #26 on Hot 100 Billboard.
July 4 : Concert in Rome, Italy.
July 6/7 : Concerts in Monza, Italy.
July 11 : Concert in Cologne, Germany.
July 13 : The “Who Is It” video is premiered on BBC2 but Michael withdraws it the day after.
July 15 : Concert in Oslo, Norway.
July 17/18 : Concerts in Stockholm, Sweden.
July 20 : Concert in Copenhagen, Denmark.
July 22 : Concert in Werchter, England.
July 25 : Concert in Dublin, Ireland.
July 26 : Michael visits Disneyland Paris for the first time with Brett Barnes.
July 29 : Michael arrives to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in London with Mickey & Minnie characters! Later he checks in the Dorchester Hotel.
July 30 : Concert at the Wembley arena in London. Janet, Rene & Tina attend the show.
July 31 : Michael meets Prince Charles backstage before his second Wembley concert and presents him with a cheque for £200 000 for the Prince’s Trust.
August 1 : Michael cancels the third Wembley concert at the last minute.
August 5 : Concert in Cardiff, UK.
August 8 : Concert in Bremen, Germany.
August 10 : Concert in Hambourg, Germany.
August 13 : Concert in Hameln, Germany.
August 16 : Concert in Leeds, UK.
August 18 : Concert in Glasgow, UK.
August 20/22/23 : Concerts at the Wembley arena in England.
August 25 : Michael attends the first Heal The World European Children’s Congress at the Regent’s College in London despite suffering from laryngitis.
August 26 : Concert in Vienna, Austria.
August 28 : Concert in Frankfurt, Germany.
August 29 : Michael spends his 34th birthday in Regensburg at the castle of Princess Gloria Von Thurn And Taxis .
August 30 : Concert in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
August 31 : “Who Is It” is released in Europe as the 5th single from the “Dangerous” album
September 2 : Concert in Beyreuth.
Michael phones to Ryan White’s mother during her appearance at the Maury Povich US TV Show.
September 4 : Concert in East Berlin, Germany.
September 6 : Michael cancels his concert in Gelsenkirchen because of severe throat problems.
September 8 : Concert in Lausanne, Switzerland.
September 11 : Michael cancels another concert in Basel, Switzerland.
September 13 : Concert at the Hippodrome de Vincennes, near Paris, France.
September 16 : Concert in Toulouse, France.
September 18 : Concert in Barcelona, Spain.
September 21 : Concert in Oviedo, Spain.
September 23 : Concert in Madrid, Spain.
September 26 : Concert in Lisbon, Portugal.
September 27 : Michael arrives in Bucharest, Roumania.
September 30 : Michael officially launches his Heal The World Foundation at an orphanage in Bucharest in presence of the prime minister of Roumania.
October 1 : Michael’s concert in Bucharest is broadcasted live to 61 countries across the world.
October 2 : Michael arrives in Istanbul.
Alejandra Loaiza gives birth to Randy Jackson Jr in Colombia, South America.
When Randy learns about it, he flies to Colombia and take Alejandra back to California with their children Genevieve & Randy Jr.
October 4 : Five hours before Michael is due to perform in Istanbul , the concert is postponed. Michael goes to London.
October 5 : Michael consults a Harley Streetspecialist regarding throat problems.On doctor’s orders Michael has to cancel the remaining of the European tour in order to rest.
October 6 : Michael flies back to L.A and goes back home to Neverland.
October 10 : Cable TV network HBO broadcasts another version of the Bucharest concert earning the highest cable TV ratings in history!
November 14 : Michael is on the cover of TV Guide.
November 15-18 : The Jacksons-An American Dream is aired on ABC. This mini series about the Jackson family produced by Jermaine & Margaret and becomes a huge success.
November 23 : “Heal The World” is released as the 5th single from the “Dangerous” album .It peaks at #27 on Hot 100 Billboard.
November 24 : Inside a hangar at New York ’s John F Kennedy Airport , Michael witnesses the loading of 43 tons of medical supplies flown by Heal The World & Americares.
December : Janet & Rene arrive in Minneapolis so start the recording sessions of Janet’s next album. They stay at Jimmy Jam’s home.
December 9 : At the Billboard Music Awards, Michael accepts two awards through a video presentation filmed earlier with Phil Collins at Neverland.
Michael arrives in Tokyo, Japan and checks in the Capitol Hotel.
December 10 : At a press conference at the American Consulate, Michael accepts a cheque of $100 000 for Heal The World.
December 12/14 : Concert at the Tokyo Dome.
December 15 : Michael visits Sega Enterprises and discusses a new project.
December 17 : Concert at the Tokyo Dome.
December 18 : Michael visits Disneyland Tokyo.
December 19/22/24 : Concerts at the Tokyo Dome.
December 26-28 : Michael flies to Nagasaki-Ken to visit the amusement park Huis Ten with Tito’s children, the 3T.
December 29 : Michael returns to Disneyland Tokyo with the 3T.
December 30/31 : Last concerts of the first leg of the Dangerous tour at the Tokyo Dome with Slash playing the guitar!
Randy moves to Hayvenhurst with Alejandra and their children Genevieve and Randy Jr.
January : Back from Japan, Michael celebrates his first Christmas at Neverland with Elizabeth Taylor & her husband Larry Fortensky.
Michael invites the Cascio family (Dominic, Connie, Frank, Eddie, Marie Nicole & Aldo) to Neverland for the first time)
January 9 : Michael and Oprah Winfrey make a photoshoot together to promote their upoming TV Special for ABC.
Michael starts rehearsing for his upcoming American Music Aards and Superbowl performances.
January 16 : Michael attends the NAACP Image Awards with Katherine at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena. He is presented with the Best Video Of The Year Award for “Black Or White” and the Entertainer Of The Year Award.
Patti Labelle sings “Will You Be There” with Michael joining for the last verse.
January 18 : Michael attends the Pre-Inaugural Celebration for Bill Clinton and joins other celebrities (including Diana Ross & Stevie Wonder) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C, to sing “We Are The World”.
January 19 : Michael sings “Gone Too Soon” & “Heal The World” at the 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala at the Capital Centre in Landover.
January 25 : Michael opens the American Music Awards ceremony held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with a performance of “Dangerous”. He also receives three awards including the first ever International Artist Award presented by Elizabeth Taylor & Eddie Murphy. Michael stays at “The Hideaway”, his apartment in Century City with Frank & Eddie Cascio and Jordy Chandler.
January 26 : Michael attends a press conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to accept a cheque of $100 000 from the NFL and Frito Lay (Sponsor of the Superbowl) and $500 000 from Best Foundation for his Heal The World Foundation. Heal LA is launched at this event. Later he takes, Frank, Eddie & Jordy (with his mother & sister) to Disneyland and at night the whole group goes to Neverland.
January 31 : Michael performs a medley of “Jam”, “Bilie Jean”, “Black Or White” and “Heal The World” at the Superbowl Halftime Show in the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena before an audience of 100 000 in the stadium and 133 millions on TV.
February 8 : Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine with Oprah Winfrey.
February 10 : “Michael Jackson Talks…to Oprah” is aired live from Neverland Valley Ranch all around the world attracting around 100 million viewers. During the interview, Michael reveals that he suffers from a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of his skin. He also shows his ranch to the world, premieres the video of “Give In To Me” and improvises a beat box on “Who Is It” after doing the Moonwalk. Elizabeth Taylor makes a surprise appearance to support him. Karen Faye & Debbie Rowe are also present.
February 15 : “Give In To Me” is released in the world (except the US).
February 24 : Michael attends the Grammy Awards with Brooke Schields where Janet presents him with the Grammy Legend Award. Following the presentation, Michael & Brooke attend the Polygram Party at A&M Studios and later show up at the Sony Party in Century City .
February 26 : Michael is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. He talks about Elizabeth Taylor in a video for the Arts & Entertainment Network.
Late February : Michael invites Jordy Chandler, his sister Lily & mother June to Neverland for the first time.
March 9 : Michael attends the Soul Train Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with Bill Bray where he is presented with two awards + the Humanitarian Award Of The Year presented by Eddie Murphy. He also perfoms “Remember The Time” seated in a gold chair because he twisted his ankle the night before (Wayne & Bill help him to the podium on a wheelchair!).
March 11 : Walking on churches, Michael attends an American Film Industry dinner in honour of Elizabeth Taylor at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles .
March 16 : Dr Sasaki performs surgery on Michael’s scalp to reduce the scar & bald scalp from the Pespi burn.
Dr Hoefflin, Dr Metzger, Dr Klein & Debbie Rowe take care of Michael after the surgery.
Michael is diagnostised with Lupus.
March 27 : Michael makes a five-minute speech in front of 1200 teachers and politicians at a conference in the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles which is sponsorised by the Milken Family Trust.
March 29 : “Who Is It” is released in the US only. It peaks at #14 on Hot 100 Billboard.
March 30 : “Watzupwitu”, a duet between Michael & Eddie Murphy is released.
Late March : Michael takes Jordy, Lily & June Chandler to Las Vegas & Disneyworld.
April 15 : The video for “Watzupwitu” is premiered on FOX & BET.
April 26 : As part of “Heal L.A drive”, Michael visits Los Angeles South Central with Caroline Bingham & Adrian Grant.
Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine with Eddie Murphy.
Early May : Evan Chandler invites Michael to spend time with his son at his house…
May 5 : Michael is invited by ex president Jimmy Carter to Atlanta in order to boost the
Atlanta Immunisation Drive. Afterwards, Michael joins Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Emmanuel Lewis & Lisa Marie Presley in the front row during the Kids Celebration at OMNI.
May 9 : Michael checks in the Hotel de Paris in Monaco with Jordy, Lily & June + Bob Jones.
May 10 : Michael has donner with Prince Albert De Monaco.
May 12 : Michael attends the World Music Awards with Jordy, Lily & June where he wins three awards presented by Michael Douglas, Prince Albert & Princess Stephanie.
May 13 : Michael & the Chandlers leave Monaco by helicopter and in Nizza transfers to a plane to Paris where they spend three day visiting Disneyland .
May 16 : Michael & the Chandlers fly back to Los Angeles.
May 18 : Michael receives two awards at the BMI Pop Awards Dinner at the Regency Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles .
May 19 : Michael receives the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Norris McWhirther, the Editor of the Guinness Museum of World Records in Los Angeles .
May 27 : ASCAP presents Michael with three awards for Dangerous.
June : Michael is on the cover of LIFE magazine with an exclusive cover story of Neverland.
June 5 : Michael is interviewed by Rick Dees on the Radio Sation KIIS FM in Los Angeles .
June 10 : Michael makes an appearance at an afternoon rally at a middle school in Los Angeles to launch a new DARE programme.
June 28 : “Will You Be There”, the eighth single from Dangerous is released worldwide. It peaks at #7 on Hot 100 Billboard. The “live” video is a montage of MTV 10th anniversay performance and the Dangerous tour.
June 30 : Michael meets with Dr Sasaki at Dr Klein’s office in Beverly Hills. Michael explains that he is experiencing pain while rehearsing
July : The American Friends of Hebrew University award their 1994 Scopus Award to Michael Jackson.
Michael starts working on a short film named “Is This Scary” with Stephen King and Mick Garris for a song scheduled to appear on “The Adam Family Values” soundtrack.
Evan Chandler & his attorney Barry Rothman set a plot to extort money from Michael. During a phone call to Dave Schwartz (Jordy’s stepfather), Evan threatens to destroys Michael if he doesn’t get what he wants. Michael’s attorney Bert Fields hires private investigator Anthony Pellicano to investigate the Chandlers.
July 9 : Dave & June Schwartz play the tape conversation to Pellicano who then visits Jordy & Lily at Michael’s Century City condominium.
July 11 : Chandler & Rothman ask June to let Jordy stay with Evan for a “one week visitation period”.
August 4 : Evan & Jordy meet Michael & Pellicano in a suite at the Westwood Marquis Hotel (this is the last time Michael & Jordy ever see each other)
Later that evening, Pellicano go to Rothman’s office where he & Chandler make their demand for $20 millions!!!
August 10/11/12 : Michael starts shooting the short film “Is This Scary” at CBS/Radfort Studios in Studio City.
August 13 : During another meeting in Rothman’s office, Pellicano proposes a counter offer : a $ 350 000 screenwriting deal but Chandler rejects it…
Rothman makes a counterdemand: a deal for three screenplays or nothing but Pellicano refuses it.
Michael calls in sick and does not show up on the set of “Is This Scary”.
August 14 : Michael resumes the filming of “Is This Scary”.
August 15 : Dr Sasaki meets Michael with Debbie Rowe and injects him with Demerol to relieve him from extreme pain on his scar.
August 16 : On behalf of June Schwartz, attorney Michael Freeman notifies Rothman that he will be filing paper early the next morning that will force Chandler to turn over Jordy.
Reacting quickly Chandler takes Jordy to psychiatrist Mathis Abrams. During a three hour session, Jordy (under drug sodium Amytal) alleges that he was sexually molested by Michael.
Abrams, who is required by law to report any such accusations to authorities calls a social worker at the Department of Children’s Services who in turn contact the police…
August 17 : The Los Angeles Police Department officially opens a criminal investigation against Michael Jackson based on accusations of child molestation made by Jordy Chandler.
Michael shows up at 8 pm on the set of “Is This Scary” with Brett Barnes & Arnold Klein.
August 18/19 : Michael does not show up on the set of “Is This Scary”. According to Arnold Klein he has a 103 degree temperature. Word is that Michael is about to cancel the next leg of his Dangerous Tour.
August 20 : Michael cancels the filming of “Is This Scary” and flies to Bangkok.
August 21 : Michael arrives in Bangkok, Taiwan for the third leg of his Dangerous World Tour.
The Los Angeles Police Department serve search warrants on Michael’s Neverland Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara and on his condominium in Century City .
August 22 : Filming for “Is This Scary” wrapps in L.A with crucial scenes missing including Michael’s singing and dacing parts”.
August 23 : Michael attends a Pepsi Tour Press Conference at the Oriental Hotel.
The media reveal that Michael is under criminal investigation for child molestation which becomes of the biggest scandals of all time and will dominate newspapers, magazines, TV shows and tabloids for many months to come…
August 24 : Michael gives a concert in Bangkok.
Michael’s criminal lawyer, Howard Weitzman reads a statement to the press on behalf of Michael while Anthony Pellicano reveals the accusations are the result of a failed attempt to extort money from Michael
August 25 : Michael’s second concert in Bangkok is rescheduled to august 26 because Michael is suffering from acute dehydration
Elizabeth Taylor flies to Bangkok to be with Michael.
August 26 : Michael’s concert is is again rescheduled for august 27 (he releases an audio-taped message to his fans).
Brett Barnes & Wade Robson appear on CNN to defend Michael but their admissions that they shared a bed with Michael Jackson (in a friendly, slumber party spirit) only causes more damage…
August 27 : Michael finally performs his second concert in Bangkok .
August 28 : Michael arrives in Singapoure.
August 29 : Michael gives a concert in Singapoure on his 35th birthday;
August 30 : Police search Michael’s hotel room at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas .
The second concert in Singapoure is cancelled when Michael collapses backstage moments before the show is due to begin suffering from a severe migraine.
August 31 : Michael undergoes a brain scan in hospital and he releases a second audio-taped message to apologize for the late cancellation of his concert.
Attorney Gloria Allred is retained to represent Jordy Chandler.
September 1 : Michael performs his second concert in Singapoure and after the show he goes shopping until 2;30 am!
September 2 : LaToya Jackson supports Michael on US Today Show.
Michael spends time with Elizabeth Taylor, her husband Larry and 3T at this hotel.
September 3 : Michael arrives in Taipei with Elizabeth Taylor & 3T. Joe, Katherine, Jermaine, Jackie, Rebbie also arrive in Taipei to support him.
September 4 : Michael performs in concert in Taipei .
September 5 : Michael goes shopping to Toy’s R Us in Taipei with the 3T.
September 6 : Michael performs his second concert in Taipei .
September 7 : Michael & the 3T arrive in Fukuoka (Japon) then board a bus to Huis Ten Bosh, a theme park, where they stay for two days.
September 9 : Michael returns to Fukuoka .
September 10 : Michael is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
He performs in concert in Fukuoka .
September 11 : Second concert in Fukuoka .
September 12 : Michael arrives in Moscow, Russia.
September 13 : Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine.
He goes shopping in Moscow and tours the Kremlin museum ad armoury.
September 14 : Gloria Allred mysteriously resigns from representing Jordy and is replaced by Larry Feldman.
A civil suit against Michael is filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Michael shoots a video of himself marching with Russian army soldiers.
While in Moscow, Michael writes and composes the song “Stranger In Moscow” with Brad Buxer.
September 15 : Michael performs in concert in Moscow .
September 17 : Michael arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel. At Michael’s request, Dominic Cascio and his children Frank & Eddie arrive from NYC to support him.
September 18 : Michael visits Jerusalem . He is met by religious protesters at the ancient Western Wall but is welcomed at Masada , another historic site.
September 19 : Michael performs in concert in Tel Aviv.
September 21 : Second concert in Tel Aviv.
Two US detectives fly to Manila to question Mark & Faye Quindoy.
September 22, Michael arrives in Istanbul, Turky, with Frank & Eddie. They go to the cinema to watch Jurassik Park !
Jeanne White, Ryan White’s mother, tells the press that she met Jordy at Neverland in July and doesn’t believe he was molested by Michael.
September 23 : Michael perfoms in concert in Istanbul .
September 24 : Michael arrives in Tenerife with the Cascios.
September 26 : Michael performs in concert in Tenerife . Minutes before the show he meets backstage Laurent Hopman, the president of the French fan-club. Katherine & the Cascios are also there.
September 27-October 6 : Following the cancellation of the South African concerts due to continued violence there, Michael takes a break and go Switzeland with Frank & Eddie. They stay at Elizabeth Taylor’s chalet in Gstaad for several days and then visits Geneva.
October : Tony Jackson, a cousin of Michael with whom he had a close relationship dies in a car accident aged 35. Michael pays for the funeral and decides to support Tony’s wife Debra and their 7 year old child Anthony.
October 7 : Michel arrives in Buenos Aires with Frank & Eddie.
October 8/10/12 : Concerts in Buenos Aires .
October 13 : Michael arrives in Sao Paulo, Brasil, with Frank & Eddie.
October 15/17 : Concerts in Sao Paulo .
October 18 : Michael arrives in Santiago, Chile, with Frank & Eddie.
Dr Arnold Klein & Debbie Rowe visit Michael to support him and treat his skin condition.
October 21 : Michael’s first concert in Santiago is cancelled due to a back injury.
October 23 : Michael performs in Santiago .
October 24 : Michael arrives in Mexico City with Frank & Eddie.
October 27 : Michael meets the President of Mexico.
October 29 : Michael performs before 100 000 people in Mexico!
October 31 : Second concert before 100 000 people in Mexico
Joe’s father, Samuel Jackson dies at the age of 90.
November 2 : Michael cancels his third Mexican concert due to a severe toothache.
November 4 : Michael receives oral surgery to have an abscessed molar extracted and stays in hospital overnight.
November 5 : Michael attends a party for children at the Hard Rock Café.
November 7 : Third concert in Mexico
November 8 : While the Jackson family is in Phoenix for Samuel Jackson’s funerals, the police raids Hayvenhurst…
Michael’s attorney Howard Manning flies to Mexico City to take a deposition from Michael for a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by three songwriters claiming “Thriller”, “The Girl Is Mine” & “We Are The World” were stolen from them… The three hour deposition is video taped and leaked later to the press.
November 9 : Elizabeth Taylor & Larry Fortensky fly to Mexico to support Michael.
Dr Klein & Debbie Rowe also arrive to show their support.
Fourth concert in Mexico
November 11 : Michael performs the 69th and last concert of the Dangerous World Tour in Mexico City.
November 12 : Michael leaves Mexico with Liz & Larry, stopping off in Canada and Iceland and finally lands at Luton airport in England. Liz & Larry fly on to Gstaad while Michael secretly goes to London. Frank & Eddie fly back to NYC
Michael announces in an audio-taped message that he is cancelling the rest of the tour in order to seek treatment for an addiction to painkillers
November 14 : A spokesman for Pepsico announces their partnership with Michael Jackson is over.
Following Elton John’s advice, Michael checks in a private detox clinic in London .
November 16 : Police obtain a strip search warrant for Michael Jackson in order to verify a descrition of his genitals given by Jordy…
November 19 : Michael’s longtime personal assistant Norma Staikos quits her job and leaves the US for Greece. She is replaced later by Evvy Tavasci (who will be Michael’s PA until his death in 2009).
November 23 : “Dangerous: The Short Films” is released on VHS.
November 24 : Janet kicks off the “Janet World Tour” at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Early in her performance she asks her audience to bow their heads and say a silent prayer “for my brother Michael”.
The administration of Michael’s music catalogue ATV moves from MCA Music to EMI Music Publishing.
Los Angeles Superior Court judge, David Rothman sets March 21, 1994, as the date for the civil suit against Michael to begin, denying a request from Michael’s attorneys to delay the proceddings until the criminal investigation is completed.
November 29 : Michael is on the cover of People magazine.
December 1 : Meeting of Michael’s team at Elizabeth Taylor’s house in Bel Air. Johnnie Cochran is hired.
“Gone Too Soon as the ninth and final single from the Dangerous album. Following its release—on World AIDS Day of 1993—”Gone Too Soon” became a moderate chart success in several countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK. The song was released as a cassette single in the US and became a hit in Zimbabwe, where it charted at number 3.
“Gone Too Soon” was promoted with a music video directed by Bill DiCicco, which showed footage of Jackson and White together, as well as scenes from the latter’s funeral.
December 02 : Janet gives a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, US.
Katherine and Jermaine appear on CNN’s Showbiz Today and Hard Copy to defend Michael and refute remarks made by five former Hayvenhurst security guards.
December 06 : Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine.
December 08 : LaToya shocks the world by holding a midnight press conference in Tel Aviv, Istrael where she says that she “can no longer be a silent collaborator” to Michael’s ‘crimes against young innocent victims”. Her husband and manager Jack Gordon is by her side.
The Jackson family reacts immediately and holds a press conference at Hayvenhurst to refute LaToya’s claims. Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Randy tell CNN that LaToya has been brainwashed by her “money hungry” husband Jack Gordon.
Frank & Eddie visit Michael at his rehab center in London
December 09 : Live from Israel, LaToya gives an interview on US Today Show to confirm her claim that she believes Michael is a child molester. She also gives an interview to Howard Stern and Larry King.
December 10 : Michael leaves London and returns home to Neverland with Frank & Eddie.
December 11 : Margaret Maldonado leaves Jermaine & Hayvenhurst with Jeremy & Jourdyn
December 14 : Six members of the Jackson family appear on BET live from Hayvenhurst to support Michael.
December 15 : Blanca Francia, Michael’s former personal maid gives a deposition in the civil lawsuit and sell her story to tabloid TV show Hard Copy claiming that her son Jason was a victim of Michael when he was 10.
December 20 : Attorney Johnnie Cochran joins Michael’s legal team with Howard Weitzman. Cochran replaces Bert Fields.
December 22 : Live from Neverland and around the world, Michael makes a 4 minutes statement where he claims his innocence and reveals that earlier this week he was forced by the LAPD and SBPD to submit to a photo session of his body and genitals.
December 24/25 : Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with the Cascio family.
December 28 : Concert promoter Marcel Avram files a $20 million breach of contract against Michael claiming Michael’s true condition was concealed on signing the contracts for the Dangerous Tour.
December 30 : Michael appears in public for the first time since returning home at the Treasure Island complex in Las Vegas with friends Steve Wynn and Michael Milken.
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