January 16 : Janet is honored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, during its CORE ‘Living The Dream’ Ambassadorial Reception Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
Janet is on the cover of Ebony Magazine.
January 31 : Whoops Now”/”What’ll Do” are released as “Janet” ‘ eighth and ninth single, respectively. The songs reached number one in New Zealand and peaked within the top 20 in several countries. This double single is not released in the US.
The video for “Whoops Now” Is directed by Yuri Elizondo, the younger brother of René Elizondo, Jr., and depicts Janet and “The Kids” having fun in Jackson’s favorite vacation spot, Anguilla.
The video for “What’ll I Do” is a concert performance taken from the Janet. Tour.
February 6 + 7 : Janet kicks off the Australian/Asia leg of the Janet Tour with two concerts at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
February 10 + 11 + 12 + 15 : Janet gives 4 concerts at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia.
February 17 + 18 + 20 : Janet gives 3 concerts at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
February 21 : Janet gives a concert at the Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.
February 23 : Janet gives the last concert of the Australian leg at the Burswood Dome in Perth.
February 27 + 28 : Janet gives two concerts at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore
March 3 : Janet gives a concert at the Folk Arts Theater in Pasay, Philippines.
March 5 + 6 : Janet gives two concerts at the Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok Thailand.
March 8 : Janet kicks off the European leg of the tour at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway.
March 9 : Janet gives a concert at the Valbyhallen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 11 : Janet gives a concert at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
March 13 : Janet Remixed is released in Europe.
March 14 : Janet gives a concert at the Velodrome Berlin, Germany.
March 16 : Janet gives a concert at the Sports Palace in Hambourg, Germany.
Janet performs “Whoops Now” on Wetten Dass in Germany (aired on March 18).
March 18 : Alejandra and Jermaine get married in a secret ceremony at the Hotel Bel Air causing Randy to leave Hayvenhurst!
Some time after, Joe brings a baby boy from Las Vegas to Hayvenhurst. Donte Williams, born on June 13, 1992 is adopted by Joe & Katherine but raised by Jermaine & Alejandra.
March 21 + 22 : Janet gives two concerts at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
March 24 : Janet performs “Whoops Now” at Théâtre de l’Empire in Paris, France for French TV Show on TF1.
March 25 : Janet gives a concert at the Palais des Sports in Toulouse, France.
March 26 : Janet gives a concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.
March 29 : Janet gives a concert at the Dome in Marseille, France.
March 31 : Janet gives a concert at the Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland.
April 1 : Janet gives a concert at the Olympiahalle in Munich Germany.
April 4 : Janet gives a concert at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.
April 7 : Janet gives a concert at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
While in London, Janet performs “Whoops Now” on Top Of The Pops.
April 8 : Janet gives a concert at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
April 10 : Janet gives a concert at the Palais Omnisport de Bercy in Paris, France.
While in Paris Janet is a guest on French TV show “Nulles Part Ailleurs”.
April 11 : Janet gives a concert at the Schleyerhalle in Stuttgart, Germany.
April 13 : Janet gives a concert at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany.
April 15 : Janet gives a concert at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany.
April 16 : Janet gives a concert at the Flander’s Expo in Ghent, Belgium
April 19 + 20 + 22 : Janet gives the last 3 concerts of the Janet World Tour at the Wembley Arena in London.
May 12 : Janet & Rene attend the Eighth Annual Essence Awards at Paramount Theatre, Madison Square Garden in New York City where Janet is presented with an award.
May 15-20 : Michael & Janet shoot the “Scream” short film, directed by Mark Romanek.
May 19 : “Scream”, The first single from the album History is officially launched on radios worldwide.
May 31 : “Scream”/”Childhood” is released worldwide. It peaks at #5 on Hot 100 Billboard.
June : Janet goes to Minneapolis with Rene to record two new songs for a greatest hits album with Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam.
June 13 : The “Scream” short film is premiered on MTV & BET.
August 27 : Janet shoots the music video for “Runaway”, directed by Marcus Nispel and choreographed by Tina Landon.
August 29 : “Runaway” is released as the 1st single from “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996” along with the video. It peaks at #3 on Hot 100 Billboard.
September 7 : Michael & Janet attend the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City with Lisa Marie & Rene . MJ opens the ceremony with a 20 minutes long medley and accepts an award with Janet for Scream.
October 10 : “Design Of A Decade 1986-1996” is released by A&M Records as well as a VHS featuring all the videos from the “Control” & “Rhythm Nation” eras.
Janet goes to Australia to promote “Design Of A Decade”. She tapes an intervew on Rockp Pop Studio TV show.
November : Janet is on the cover of Jet & US magazines.
December 6 : Michael collapses while rehearsing the concert and he is rushed to the Beth Israel Medical Center . He is suffering from gastro-enteritis, dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Janet cancels her appearance at the Billboard Awards after hearing that Michael had a stroke. She visits him at the hospital.
Mid December : Janet shoots a video for “Twenty Foreplay” where she plays actress Dorothy Danthridge. On the set of the video she gives interviews to BET’s Conversation With Ed Gordon and her French fan-club Black Cat.