At Hayvenhurst, Michael and LaToya are filmed talking and singing together. This private home movie is sold a few years later.
January 16 : Michael, Janet & LaToya attend the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with Brooke Schields and Emmanuel Lewis.
February 7 : Michael goes to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Natural History to receive awards from CBS & The Guineess Book Of World Records to celebrates Thriller as the largest-selling album of all time (25 millions at the time) Among the many guest are Michael’s date for the evening Brooke Schields, & the whole Jackson family (including LaToya, Rebbie & Janet).
February 26 : Katherine, LaToya, Janet & Michael attend the premiere of Pepsi’s Jacksons commercial at a black-tie event for 1000 bottlers at New York City ’s Lincoln Center.
February 28 : In the company of Brooke Schields & Emmanuel Lewis, Michael attends the Grammy Awards ceremony broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium of Los Angeles. He wins an unprecedented 8 awards. On stage he shares his triumph with producer Quincy Jones and invites Janet, LaToya & Rebbie to joins him.
March 5 : Latoya attends the 2nd Annual American Video Awards Nominees Announcement at Kathy Gallagher’s Restaurant in Los Angeles.
April 5 : LaToya attends the 2nd Annual American Video Awards.
April 24 : LaToya is a guest on Good Morning America with Barbara Walters.
May 4 : The whole Jackson family gather to host a surprise party to honour Katherine at the Bistro Garden in Beverly Hills . Michael offers her a Rolls Royce!
May 24 : LaToya is a guest on American Bandstand’s Dance Contest”.
May 28 : Janet & LaToya appear on the cover of Jet magazine.
June 30 : LaToya and Howard Hewett sing “Heart Don’t Lie.” LaToya sings “Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’ on American Bandstand.
July : LaToya’s 3rd studio album titled “Heart Don’t Lie” is released by Epic Records.
August 25 : LaToya performs “Heart Don’t Lie” on Solid Gold.
September 7 : While the Jackson family is on tour, Janet & her boyfriend James DeBarge secretly elope in Grand Rapids (Michigan). Janet only reveals her secret marriage to LaToya but soon the press reveals the wedding. James moves into Hayvenhurst in Janet’s bedroom.
September 8 : LaToya performs “Hot Potato” on Solid Gold.
December 7+8+9 : The Jacksons play their last Victory Tour concerts at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles . During the last song of the last concert, Janet, LaToya & Rebbie join the group on stage with all the nieces and nephews to dance all together.