1982 - Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" was released.
1983 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" short film debuted on MTV.
1993 - In Norwalk, CT, the newspaper "The Hour" reported that Michael Jackson had checked into Silver Hill psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, CT, on November 29.
1993 - Michael Jackson's single "Will You Be There?" was certified Gold.
2001 - Michael Jackson's single "Cry" was released internationally.
2001 - Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.
2004 - Police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for a second time in search of evidence in the child-molestation case against him. The next day the police returned and asked Jackson to submit a DNA sample.
2002 - A Santa Maria, CA, judge ordered Michael Jackson to undergo a medical examination after he failed to show up for court due to a spider bite.
2003 - A spokesperson for Epic Records said "there's no chance that "One More Chance" will be released by Epic Records." The video was planned to debut on a CBS special on Michael Jackson. The show was indefinitely delayed after a child molestation accusation was made public against Jackson in November 2003.
1995 - Michael Jackson's album "Off The Wall" was certified 7 times Platinum.
1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.
2004 - The defense and prosection exchanged all evidence gathered in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case.
1984 - Michael Jackson testified in Chicago, IL, that he wrote the song "The Girl is Mine," not an Illinois man. Jackson won the case.
1991 - Michael Jackson's single "Black Or White" hit #1 in the U.S.
1995 - Doctors announced that Michael Jackson "will require several days of critical-care monitoring and treatment." He was being treated for inflammation of the stomach, dehydration and kidney and liver irregularities caused by an electrolyte imbalance. Jackson had collapsed onstage December 6th while rehearsing for an upcoming HBO special.
2009 - "The Official Michael Jackson Opus (Leather Bound)" was released.
1992 - Michael Jackson's single "Heal The World" was released. This version of the single contained a version of "Heal The World" with an into.
1992 - Michael Jackson and the Cleveland Orchestra came to a settlement over Jackson's alleged unauthorized use of the orchestra's Beethoven's Ninth recording for the album "Dangerous."
1984 - The Jacksons played their last show of the decade together in Los Angeles, CA.
1995 - Michael Jackson's single "Earth Song" debuted at #1 in the U.K.
2003 - A document was leaked that revealed that Michael Jackson was investigated on sexual abuse allegations in February 2003 and that investigators found the charges to be unfounded.
1979 - Michael Jackson's album "Off The Wall" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.
1983 - Michael Jackson's single "Say Say Say" hit #1 on the U.S. Top 100.
1988 - Michael Jackson won Best Male Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for "Bad") at the NAACP 21st Image Awards. The show was broadcast on January 14, 1989.
1995 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley separated. They had been married in May 1994. They were divorced, citing irreconcilable differences, on January 18, 1996.
2004 - Michael Jackson's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the child molestation charges against Jackson on the grounds of "vindictive prosecution and outrageous government conduct." The motion was made public on December 13.
2008 - Michael Jackson was being setting a selection more than 2000 personal items from Neverland for the auction in April 2009.
2004 - It was made public that Michael Jackson's attorneys had filed a motion (on December 10) to dismiss the child molestation charges against Jackson on the grounds of "vindictive prosecution and outrageous government conduct."
2004 - Deputy District Attorney Gerald Franklin filed a paper that suggested Michael Jackson had a "propensity" for committing similiar crimes. The prosecutor was seeking to introduce evidence of 'prior sexual offenses'.
1991 - Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop albums chart.
1993 - Michael Jackson's single "Gone Too Soon" was released.
2010 - The Michael Jackson album "MICHAEL" was released by Epic Records.
2004 - Deborah Rowe filed for the right to see her children, Paris and Prince Michael, fathered by Michael Jackson. She had given up all rights to the children in 2001.
1979 - Videos of the songs "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock With
You" are released by Michael.
2003 - Prosecutor formally charged Michael Jackson with child Molestation.
1995 - Michael is resting at DisneyLand Paris. He waves to fans from his balcony in the Sleeping Beauty room
1992 - Michael visits DisneyLand Japan.
1996 - The "Daily Mirror" reported that Michael Jackson had signed a deal with Debbie Rowe that would pay her $1.25 million when their child was born, $280,000 a year for every year they were married and that he would pay her $2.3 million if the marriage failed.
2003 - About 600 people attended a family and friends party at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. The party was aimed at showing support for Jackson after he was charge with seven counts of performing lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent.
1993 - Michael Jackson responded publicly to child-sex abuse allegations for the first time. Jackson held a four-minute live satellite broadcast from Neverland Valley in which he denied everything.
1990 - Michael Jackson was presented the "Video Vanguard Artist of the Decade" award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1981 - Michael Jackson called Paul McCartney and suggested that they write and record together. The call prompted McCartney to fly to Los Angeles and work on the song "The Girl Is Mine."
1993 - Michael Jackson's single "Gone Too Soon" hit #23 in the U.K.
2003 - Michael Jackson told CBS' "60 Minutes" that he still believed that it was acceptable to sleep with children and that he would slit his wrists before he would hurt a child. The interview was released by CBS on December 28.
1983 - The UK-only release "Michael Jackson 9 Single Pack" hit #66 in the U.K.
1991 - Michael Jackson was featured on ABC-TV's "Entertainers '91." The show featured the top 20 entertainers of 1991.
1987 - Michael Jackson's album "Bad" was certified 4 times Platinum by the RIAA.
1992 - Michael Jackson played the last of 8 sellout concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
2003 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson strongly denied that Michael Jackson was roughed up during his arrest. The sheriff also threatened to press charges against Jackson for making false accusations against an officer. The allegations were made by Jackson during an interview on "60 Minutes" on December 28.
2003 - CBS denied that the network paid Michael Jackson to give an interview that aired on December 28, 2003. The intervies was with Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes."