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Michael Jackson

Toriano Adaryll Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana. He will find fame as Tito Jackson of the Jackson Five.
Janet Dameta Jackson is born in Gary Indiana. She will find fame as Janet Jackson.
The Jackson 5 release their debut single, I Want You Back, in the USA. The word "Five" in their name has now been changed to the numeral "5" at the behest of Motown Records boss, Berry Gordy.
On their first national tour, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
I'll Be There by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No4 during a sixteen-week run.
Mama's Pearl by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson peaks at No25 in the UK Pop Singles chart.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of two nights at the Theatre National Daniel Sorano, Dakar, Senegal, Africa.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the eighth of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the third of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the seventh of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the twelfth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Off The Wall by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No10.
CBS Records holds a party in honour of Michael Jackson at the Museum of Natural History, New York City.
At the third annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, Bobby Brown wins Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year award, while Michael Jackson takes the Best Single and Best Video awards.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Met Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour, Janet Jackson plays at Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at Miami Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Michael Jackson releases the album Dangerous in the USA.
At the NAACP Image Awards ceremony in the Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, Janet Jackson collects the special Chairman's Award, in recognition of her work for the advancement of black people, and for her charitable contributions.
The Cleveland Orchestra sues Michael Jackson for $7m after learning that the singer has used part of their recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on his hit album Dangerous.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.
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 marries his plastic surgeon's nurse, Debbie Rowe, in Sydney, Australia.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the third of four nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, to an audience of 45,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, to an audience of 60,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at the Wembley Stadium, London, England, United Kingdom, to an audience of 72,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Johannesburg Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 47,000.
Michael Jackson, Carole King, P. Diddy, O-Town, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Destiny's Child, Pink, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Bette Midler and America play in the fund-raising United We Stand concert at RFK Stadium, Washington DC. The event is one of many raising funds for victims of the World Trade Center atrocity.
The first annual Magical Life Award is awarded to Michael Jackson by the Celebrate The Magic Foundation, in new York City.
The new US edition of Vanity Fair magazine carries a feature claiming that Michael Jackson wears a prosthetic nose and once paid to have a '"voodoo curse" put on top Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.
Michael Jackson goes on trial in California, USA, on ten charges of child molestation and one charge of conspiracy. The jury selection procedure begins and a NASA rocket scientist is excused duty because he has two rockets to launch.
Maria Ellen Ortiz, daughter of 74-year-old heart attack victim Manuela Gomez Ruiz tells US tv show Good Morning America, that she plans to sue Michael Jackson, because the star's recent stay in the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, USA, resulted in Mrs Ruiz being moved, as a result of which she died.
Taking the witness stand in California, USA, at the Michael Jackson trial for child sexual abuse, the actor Macaulay Culkin talks of having had a special bond with Jackson when he was younger.
Saxophone wizard Maceo Parker plays the last of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Michael Jackson dies of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 50.
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Gary Taylor, president and owner of Michael Jackson fanclub MJJcommunity.com, claims that up to a dozen grief-stricken Michael Jackson fans have committed suicide since the death of the superstar a few days earlier.
California state investigators announce that seven doctors who treated Michael Jackson will not face criminal charges relating to his death. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter with regards to the death, was not one of the seven doctors involved in the questioning.
The Recording Academy announces the addition of thirty classic singles and albums to the Grammy Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of titles in the Hall Of Fame to 881. The new additions include The Beatles' Penny Lane, The Jackson 5's I'll Be There, Al Jolson's My Mammy, The Marvelettes' Please Mr. Postman, Willie Nelson's On the Road Again, The Original Broadway Cast recording of Brigadoon, Prince And The Revolution's Purple Rain, and Otis Redding's I've Been Loving You Too Long.
On her Number Ones : Up Close And Personal tour, Janet Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The trial of Dr Conrad Murray, on charges of involuntary manslaughter, continues at Los Angeles Supreme court, Los Angeles, California, USA, presided over by Judge Michael E Pastor. Dr Murray attended Michael Jackson on the day he died. On this day, the jury hears prosecution and defense closing arguments and final post trial instructions from the judge.
Janet Jackson is observed to be meticulously wiping clean her seating area [including the window, her chair, tray table, phone and the wall] on a first-class British Airways flight from London, England, UK, Europe, to Los Angeles, California, USA. Jackson's hyper-hygenic activity is noticed by onlookers including Victoria Beckham. One passenger stated that, "Janet had anti-bacterial spray, and was pulling one tissue out of a bag after another."
A posthumous Michael Jackson compilation album, Xscape is released in India, Asia. The album consists of recordings made by Jackson before his death, which have been 'contemporised' by several world-renowned producers.
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