August 29, 1958 - Michael Joseph Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana to Katherine Esther Scruse and Josept Walter Jackson.
1968 - The Jackson 5 signs to Motown 1969 - Their debut single 'I Want You Back' is released. Jackson 5 release debut album 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5'.
1972 - Michael Jackson releases his debut albon 'Got To Be There'. Jackson had his first numbe one solo single, "BEN" the title song from a children's thriller about a young boy who befriends a rat. 1975- MJ releases his fourth and final album for Motown, "Forever, Michale".
1976- The Jackson 5 change their name to The Jackson and get their own TV show.
1978- Jackson stars alongside Diana Ross in the all-black film musical "The Wiz," a retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Rumor has it he would leave the set without removing his makeup.
1979- His Album "Off the Wall." the first of three discs produced by Quicy Jones, launches him to superstar status. Sells over nineteen million copies worldwide. It produced four Top Ten singles including the number one hits "Don't Stop til You Get Enough" and "Rock With You".
1982- His next Jones disc, "Thriller" is released. The album features Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen, Vincent Price. Hits include "The Girl is Mine", "Billie Jean", "Thriller" and "Beat It". He supports the album with elaborate video clips that revolutionized MTV and the way music videos were made. It sells over 50million copies with seven of its nine tracks in the Top Ten.
1983- Perform 'Billie Jean' at the Motown 25 : YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER SPECIAL and moonwalks for the first time. It will become his signature move.
1984- During the filming of a Pepsi commercial, his hair catches fire. Rumored to have survived serious injury, his extensive plastic surgery begins. Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1985- co-writes "We Are The World" with Lionel Ritchie. Jackson acquites ATV Publishing, the firm that controlled all the Lennon-Mc Cartney copyrights. It costs him his freindship with Mc Cartney.
1986- Stars Francis Ford Coppola's "Captain EO" for Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center. It screens at the part for 12years. Photo of him a hyperbaric chamber are published in the national Enquirer Jackson later say it's part of his plan to extend his life beyond its "natural span."
1987 - Supposedly tries to buy the Elephant Man's skeleton for a reported 1million dollars. Releases his third and final Quincy Jones album "BAD" which sells over eight million copies. It debuted at number one with the single, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You". It was the first album ever to produce five number one hits, the others being, "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man In the Mirror", & "Dirty Diana".
1988- Moves to the Neverland Valley Ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley.
1991- Releases the album "Dangerous". Attempts to update his sound, he hires groundbreaking new jack swing producer Teddy Riley. Again, it debut at number one. It featured the hits "Black & White", "Remember the Time" and "In the Closet".
1992- Invites Oprah Winfrey to his Neverland ranch. He proceeds to tell her he has the skin disorder, vitiligo anda this is why his skin complexion has changed so much. Tells her of the abuse he had to endure at his father's hand and also denies the Elephant Man skeleton story. 1993- A lawsuit is filed against him accusing him of seducing and abusing thirteen years old Jordy Chandler.
1993- Makes a TV appearance saying he is innocent of the chile moldestation charges.
1994- Settles lawsuit by paying the plaintiff twenty million dollars. The Los Angeles & Santa Barbara district attorneys do not file child-molestation charges againtst him. 1994- Marries Lisa Marie Presley.
1995- Releases the album "History: Past, Present, Future Book 1" a two-CD set featuring one disc of new material and one of his greatest hits. Again, it debuted at number one but was considered a dissappointment. Fans already owened the hits and the tunes weren't wrong enough to offset the added cost of the extra disc. Still, the lead single "Scream" a duet with sister Janet debuted at number five, setting a new American Chart record that was broken when the follow-up. "You Are not Alone", became the first single ever to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at number one.
1996 - Lisa Marie files for divorce. Marries his dermatologist's secretary, Debbie Rowe.
1997- Releases "Blood on the Dance Floor," disc of remixes and rarities. It does not go platinum. Rowe has a baby boy, Prince Michael Joseph Junior. The godmother is Elizabeth Taylor. The godfather is Macaulay Culkin. 1998- Rowe gives birth to Paris Michael Katherine. Macaulay Culkin is the godfather. 1999- Divorces Debbie Rowe.
2001- Releases the album "Invicible" which sells over eight million copies worldwide. Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of FAme. In wake of September 11, Jackson puts together an all-star charity benefit single "What More Can I Give". A new disc "Invicible" is released late in the year under producer Rodney Jerkins. In debuted at number one and quickly went double platinum. It single "You Rock My World" & " Butterfiles" had rather disappointing showings.
2002- Prince Michael II born. The identity of the mother is never released. Dangles his newborn son, Prince Michael II (nicknamed "Blanket"), from Berlin hotel balcony four stories high.
2003- Taken into custody by the Santa BArbara Country Sheriff's Dept. on charges of chile molestation. He posts a three million dollar bail.
2004- Pleads not guilty to child molestation charges. Pleads not guilty after grand jury indictment. 2005- Prosecution opens its case with accusations that Jackson used wine and pornography to seduce the 13yrs old boy. The defense counters that no DNA from the accuser has been found in Jackson's bedroom.
2005- Jackson fails to appear in court and the judge threatens to issue an arest for him. Jackson's lawyer tracks him down at a hospital where he has been admitted for back problems. The judge gives him one hour to apprear. He does, and the trial continues.
June 13,2005 , the jury finds Jackson not guilty.
2006- The boxed set "Visionary" was releasing 20 Dual Discs replicating hit singles with their videos included on the DVD side.
2007 - Jackson announced a comeback album was planned for the later in the years.
2008 - Jackson reaches a settlement with second son of the King of Bahrain over an approximately $10million failed recording venture. Passes property deeds of Neverland to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC, effectively losing his beloved estate.
2009 - Jackson was expected to appear at a string of sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena in July. 25.06.2009 - Jackson gone forever..... HE IS A LEGEND!!! A KING OF POP FOREVER & THE ONLY ONE...MJ....
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