January 1 : Michael attends a Barbara Streisand’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas with friend Mike Milken.
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 12 : Michael wins the trial for “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” & “We Are The World”.
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 24 : 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.
February 2 : Michael attends a concert of The Temptations at the Sheraton Desert Inn of Las Vegas with his date Lisa Marie Presley.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
April 12 : Michael goes to Planet Hollywood in NYC
April 16 : Michael goes to see the movie “Stomp” at the Orpheum in NYC
April 18/19 : Michael is spotted in Orlando, close to Disneyworld.
April 24 : 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 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 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 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 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 23 : Michael visits Cab Calloway in a New York Hospital.
July 11 : Medias learn about Michael & LIsa Marie ‘s secret wedding.
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.
August 1 : Lisa Marie confirms that she is indeed married to Michael.
August 5 : 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 : 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.