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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana, the fifth son of Katherine Esther Scruse and Joseph Walter Jackson. Michael and his four older brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, will become The Jackson 5.
Debbie Rowe is born in Spokane, Washington. She will marry Michael Jackson in November 1996.
Michael Jackson signs a Musicians' Guild contract agreeing that he and The Jackson Five will play at an after-prom banquet for Thomas Edison Junior-Senior High School in East Gary, Indiana, USA on Apr 26. The group is to be paid $150 for their performance.
Motown Records of Detroit, Michigan, USA, buys The Jackson Five out of a previous recording contract, with Steeltown Records.
The Jackson 5 release their debut album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five, in the USA on Motown Records.
The Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, release a new single, ABC, in the USA.
ABC, the second album by Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard Pop Albums Chart in the USA where it will peak at No4. It also enters the Black Albums chart where it will peak at No1, a position it will hold for twelve weeks.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording It's Your Thing, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Maybe Tomorrow by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart, where it will peak at No20 during a six-week run.
Sugar Daddy by the The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Black Singles chart, where it will peak at No3 during an eleven-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Hampton Coliseum, Norfolk, Virginia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Cow-Palace, San Francisco, California.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Corner Of The Sky by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Black Singles Chart, where it will peak at No9, during an eleven-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Here I Am (Come And Take Me) , for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the State Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.
It is announced that with Billie Jean and Thriller, Michael Jackson has become the first artist to simultaneously occupy the No1 positions in the Billboard US Rock Albums and Singles charts plus the Billboard US R&B Albums and Singles charts.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's album Thriller has now outsold Bing Crosby's single White Christmas, making it the biggest-selling music recording ever.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones flies to New York City, USA, to appear in court as a witness in the band's suit against former manager Allen Klein. Later in the day he has a business meeting with Michael Jackson.
The 3-D sci-fi short film Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, opens at Disneyland, Pasadena, California.
The three surviving members of The Beatles, along with John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, sue Nike for using The Beatles' song Revolution in TV commercials. Nike authorized the song through the group's American label, Capitol, and Michael Jackson, who owns the publishing. Nike doesn't back down and continues running the ads, which angers many Beatles fans but sells a lot of sneakers. The suit is later settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
The first picture CDs are issued by CBS, featuring Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael and Terence Trent D'Arby.
Michael Jackson's full-length feature film, Moonwalker, is broadcast on the US cable channel, Showtime.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Thompson–Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays the last of three nights at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
Black Cat by Janet Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Pop Singles Chart in Sweden, Europe. It will remain at No1 for ten weeks.
Michael Jackson releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous. It will become the second Jackson record to debut at No1, selling 7m copies in the USA, and a further 25m worldwide. It will be the first album ever to spawn eight consecutive UK Top 20 hits.
Dancing The Dream, a book of poetry and essays by Michael Jackson, is published by Doubleday in the USA.
At the start of the 1993 leg of his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore.
The Los Angeles Times publishes a letter from one of Michael Jackson's legal advisers, which accuses the Los Angeles Police Department of lying to some of Michael's young friends in hopes of getting them to make accusations against the star who is facing allegations of child sexual abuse.
Michael Jackson, reportedly addicted to painkillers, is smuggled out of Mexico to an English clinic with help from his actress chum Liz Taylor.
Michael Jackson announces the formation of Kingdom International, a joint venture between Jackson and HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, (nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Abdul Aziz), at a press conference in the Palais des Congres in Paris, France, Europe.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at El Menzah Stadium, Tunis, Tunisia, to an audience of 50,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia, to an audience of 20,000.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, USA.
Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Freddie Perren dies aged 61, in Chatsworth, California, USA, following a long illness. Perren, produced and wrote hits for The Jackson Five, The Sylvers and Peaches And Herb. His work as co-producer of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, secured him his Grammy.
Michael Jackson and his children arrive in Bahrain, Asia, for a holiday following the star's recent acquittal on child molestation charges.
Michael Jackson is in Hamburg, Germany, with his children, staying for a few days at the home of Sony/BMG executive Wolfgang Schleiter.
It is announced that Michael Jackson, currently living in Bahrain, has decided to close his house on the Neverland Ranch in California, and has laid off several employees. The Ranch itself, however, will remain open.
African singing star Manu Dibango goes to court in Paris, France, Europe, seeking $650,330 (500,000 Euros/£464,520) in damages from Michael Jackson and Rihanna over their alleged misuse of hooks from his 1972 song Soul Makossa.
80s pop singer Rick Astley, made famous by his hit Never Gonna Give You Up, denies widespread rumours of his death. He was reported dead in a CNN iReport as a result of a prank in the form of a faked press release. Since the death of Michael Jackson, several similar pranks have claimed the deaths of Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears.
Record producer and songwriter RedOne, famed for his work with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and others, announces that he is launching his own record label, 2101 Records.
Rihanna takes part in the Kadoomant Day Parade in Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies, riding a float while wearing a somewhat revealing bikini.
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire perform at the Artists For Peace And Justice Academy Garden Lunch at a private residence in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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