January : Michael records a demo version of “What More Can I Give”.
January 18 : Michael wins the copyright infringement case against Al Bano Carrisi for the song “Will You Be There”.
February : Michael & Janet see each other for the first time since December 95 in a Los Angeles hotel and MJ introduces her to his son Prince.
February 7 : Michael has dinner with Lisa Marie at the Ivvy Restaurant in L.A.
February 13 : Adrian Grant holds an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles.
Michael & Omer host a party for Prince 1st birthday.
February 20 : Michael arrives in Seoul.
February 25 : Michael attends the investiture ceremony of President Kim Dae Jung in Seoul.
February 27 : Michael flies back to L.A.
March 3 : An order is entered by District Judge Carl J. Christensen at Clark County, Nevada dissolving the marriage between LaToya and Jack Gordon and awarding LaToya royalties and property.
March 5-10 : Michael goes to Vienna with Prince Michael Jr.
March 10-30 : Michael is in Munich with Prince to visit his friends Anton & Francesca and also Marcel Avram, his former concert promoter still in jail. He also takes Prince to the circus.
April 3 : Debbie Rowe gives birth to Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, second child of Michael, at the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic of Beverly Hills. Michael attends the birth and then takes his baby girl to Neverland where Prince is waiting with Grace, Pia, Omer & Connie Cascio.
April 21 : Michael gives an interview to Laurent Hopman from in his hotel suite in Los Angeles.
May 7-9 : Michael goes to the Virgin Islands with Don Barden , his new business partner with whom he wants to build casinos.
May 15 : Michael holds a press conference in Beverly Hills to announce a series of benefit concerts for the World Peace Foundation For Children.
May 17 : Michael goes to Namibia n with Don Barden. He pleads for children’s cause during the opening statement of the World Economic Forum Summit. Michael is invited to the State House, official residence of the Namibian President Sam Nujoma and he meets two presidents Theo-Ben Gurirab and Nangolo Mbumba..
May 18 : Michael & Don Barden visit an orphanage.
May 19 : During the the Forum Summit, Michael has a private meeting with President Laurent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Late May : Michael & Don Barden go to Las Vegas.
July 6 : Michael arrives in Detroit with Don Barden where he is welcomed by hundreds of fans!
July 7 : Michael & Don give a press conference in Detroit to announce a Casino project named Majestic Kingdon.
July 8 : Michael & Don give a secong press conference to support their project.
July 9 : Michael & Don go to New York to speak with potential financers.
July 14 : Michael & Don go back to Namibia.
July 15 : Michael has a two hour long private meeting with the Namibien President.
July 17 : Michael & Don arrive in Mbabane, the capital of the Kingdom of Eswatini formerly and still commonly known in English as Swaziland) and they have a business meeting with Mswati III, the King of Swaziland.
July 18 : Michael & Don go to Joannesburg, South Africa.
July 19 : Michael attends the 80th birthday banquet and wedding of Nelson Mandela with Stevie Wonder among others. While in South Africa, Michael visits Sun City
July 24 : Michael goes to Tokyo.
July 25 : Michael attends the Kick Boxing Champion All-Star Match in Tokyo.
July 27 : Michael holds a press conference in Tokyo to announce a new Japanese Company Wonder World – Land Of Toys .
July 28 : Michael flies back home.
August 3 : Michael returns to Detroit to convince the people to vote for his casino project.
August 4 : Michael and Stevie Wonder visit the Motown Museum in Detroit with Berry Gordy’s sister Ester Edwards.
After learning that his project was rejected by the people of Detroit , Michael returns to Los Angeles.
August 25-26 : Michael starts recording news songs such as “A Place With No Name”, “Break Of Dawn” and “Blue Gangsta” at the Record Plant Studio in L.A with producer Elliot Straite aka Dr Freeze and sound engineer Michael Prince. Michael is also working on song ideas with 3T for their upcoming album.
August 29 : Janet gives a concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Michael spends his 40th birthday with Taj & Taryll and they attend Janet’s concert together. LaToya also attends the concert but doesn’t get to see Michael.
Late august : Disguised as an Arab Sheik, Michael attends a fan convention for the Three Stooges in Burbank, California with TJ & Taryll.
September 8 : Michael records his lead vocals on “A Place With No Name” at Record Plant Studio in LA.
September 24 + 25 : Michael & Don Barden attend the World Gaming congress & Expo in Las Vegas.
October 16 : Michael records additional lead vocals on ” A Place With No Name’ at the Record One Studio with Dr Freeze. He also starts working with Brad Buxer and Michael Prince on the songs “Speechless” and “The Lost Children”.
October 29 : Michael & Debbie go to the Getty museum in Los Angeles with Prince & Paris
November 10 : Michael arrives in Johannesburg with his kids as well as Lisa Marie & her kids. They stay in Sun City, a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa, located between the Elands River and the Pilanesberg, about 140 km northwest of Johannesburg.
November 16 + 17 : Michael visits Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, in Southern Africa. While in Town, he meets the presidential couple Robert et Grace Mugabe. Later, they go back to Sun City.
November 21 : Janet gives a concert at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael & Lisa Maria attend the show.
November 25 : Back in Los Angeles, Michael spend Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst with the Jackson family + Lisa Marie & her kids. The whole family attends except LaToya who stays in Vegas and Janet (on tour).
December 10 : Michael & Debbie attend a dinner in honour of Dr Arnold Klein. It’s their last public appearance together.
December 11-12 : Michael attends the Grand Opening of Royal Towers of Atlantis resort in with his friend Gerry Inzerillo. He goes on stage to perform a bit of “Heal The World” with a group of children.
December 20 : Michael takes Prince & Paris to visit the Hilton family in New York.
December 24/25 : Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with Prince, Paris, the Cascios & the Bhattis.
December 31 : Michael and the kids spend New Year’s eve on a private yatch near Capri, an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrento Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy.