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01 January

1992-Moonwalker airs for the first time on UK network TV. As it is broadcasted by BBC1 early in the evening, a few seconds of violent scenes are cut off.

1994 - Michael Jackson made his first public appearance since December 10th when he appeared at a Barbara Streisand concert in Las Vegas.

02 January
03 January

1997 - Michael Jackson performed at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI, as part of his "HIStory" tour. It was Jackson's first U.S. performance since the "Bad" tour of 1989. The next day, the first leg of the "HIStory" tour ended.

04 January

1997 - The first leg of Michael Jackson's "HIStory" world tour ended at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

05 January

1994 - Michael Jackson presented Debbie Allen with the award for "Outstanding Choreography" at the 26th Annual NCAAP Image Awards.

06 January

1992 - Michael Jackson's single "Black Or White" was certified Gold and Platinum.

2004 - Michael Jackson surrendered his passport to prosecutors. He had been given the passport temporarily to fulfill obligations in England.

07 January

2005 - Michael Jackson's lawyers asked the judge in the molestation case to close the courtroom for all pretrial hearings on what evidence will be allowed at Jackson's trial. The trial was set to being on January 31.

08 January

1989 - MTV declares it Michael Jackson Sunday.

2000- Michael Jackson is among the stars who contribute performances to 'An Evening of Stars: A Celeberation of Educational Exelence' Michael performance of Earth Song from Seoul Korea, was used as part of this annual fundraiser for United Negro College Foundation.

2001 - Michael Jackson's publicist Cheri Fein announced the Jackson would be recording two to three songs for the new Jackson Five album.

09 January
10 January

1989 - Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" long-form video was released.

2004 - It was reported that Michael Jackson was going to lease a cliffside estate in Beverly Hills, CA. Jackson had recently said that he wouldn't live at Neverland Ranch again.

11 January

1995 - Michael Jackson released a statement saying, "I will no longer stand by and watch reckless members of the media try to destroy my reputation." The statement was a response to unsubstantiated rumors of a video depicting Jackson fooling around with a young boy.

1996 - Michael Jackson's "History: Past, Present & Future Book 1" was certified 6 times Platinum.

2003 - Michael Jackson visited Maurice Gibb in a Miami hospital. Gibb died the next day. ELDER Bee Gee Barry Gibb was too distraught to attend his brother Maurice's funeral yesterday, choosing instead to pay his respects privately with friend Michael Jackson

2004 - Members of Michael Jackson's family scheduled a news conference for the next day to announce their plans for Jackson's arraignment in Santa Maria. The arraignment was scheduled for January 17.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson arrives for his arraignment with his lawyer Mark Geragos at the courthouse in Santa Maria, California on Friday. Jackson is charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. Reuters photo

2005 - E! Entertainment Television and British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) announced they would join together to present daily recreations of the Michael Jackson child molestation trial.

12 January
13 January
14 January

1989 - The NAACP 21st Image Awards were aired. Michael Jackson won Best Male Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for "Bad").

15 January

2001 - Michael Jackson's CD single for "Butterflies" was released commercially in the U.S.

2003 - Michael Jackson attended Maurice Gibb's private funeral.

2004 - Michael Jackson's video "Number Ones" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

16 January

1984 - Michael Jackson received seven trophies at the 11th annual American Music Awards.

2004 - Michael Jackson pleaded innocent in his first hearing on child molestation charges. The judge made the following comment after Jackson was 20 minutes late to court. "Mr. Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here," the judge said. "I want to advise you that I will not put up with that. It's an insult to the court." About 3,000 fans and news media were outside the court building.

17 January

1992 - "Michael Jackson...the Legend Continues" aired on CBS-TV.

18 January

1980 - Michael Jackson won the Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B, Favorite Album, Soul/R&B and Favorite Single, Soul/R&B categories at the seventh annual American Music Awards.

1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.

2005 - Martin Bashir asked that he not be called to testify during the Michael Jackson child molestation trial. Bashir's 2003 documentary on Michael Jackson contained Jackson admitting that he shared his bedroom with young boys.

19 January
20 January
21 January

1992 - Michael Jackson's album "Dangerous" was certified Gold and 4 times Platinum.

2005 - The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case granted the prosecution permission to seek expert testimony on child abuse victims.

22 January

2004 - Michael Jackson's customized 2001 Bentley sedan was removed from a car auction. Jackson's management team notified auction officials that Jackson wanted the sale postponed. The Bentley Arnage Red Label Turbo was featured in Jackson's video for the song "What More Can I Give." The interior roof was signed by a host of celebrities including Jackson.

23 January
24 January

1976 - The Jackson Five appeared on "Soul Train."

1987 - A sketch entitled "Michael Jackson Workout" was show on "Saturday Night Live."

2005 - Court papers were released that showed that the prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation case had asked for permission to admit items including photographs, magazines, books and videos seized from Jackson's Neverland ranch. The items had been seized on November 13, 2003.

25 January

1975 - Michael Jackson performed "We're Almost There" on "American Bandstand."

1996 - Michael Jackson was named Hype Of The Year in "Rolling Stone's" Critics Poll

2002 - Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

26 January

1984 - Michael Jackson's hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.

2010 - Michael Jackson's "This Is It" was released on DVD and Blue-Ray.

27 January

1990 - Michael Jackson was crowned Entertainer Of The Decade at the American Cinema Awards Foundation. Sophia Loren presented the award.

28 January

1985 - "We Are The World" was recorded after the American Music Awards. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

2005 - The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial ruled that Jackson's accuser would have to testify in open court.

29 January
30 January

1981 - Michael Jackson won the Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B and Favorite Album, Soul/R&B catagories at the 8th annual American Music Awards.

1989 - Michael Jackson was presented with the Special Award of Achievement by Eddie Murphy at the 16th annual American Music Awards.

2004 - Michael Jackson's lawyers made their initial demand for discovery (of evidence) in Jackson's child molestation case.

2005 - Michael Jackson issued a court-approved video statement on his Web site that responded to recent leaks of information concerning his pending child molestation trial. The trial started the next day.

31 January

1983 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

1993 - Michael Jackson performed at the half time show during Superbowl XXVII. The 12-ton stage was assembled in under four minutes.

2004 - Santa Barbara's County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant of Marc Schaffel's home in relation to their Michael Jackson child molestation case. Computers, business files and contracts were seized. Schaffel had worked with Jackson on the video for "What More Can I Give."

2005 - In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson's trial for child molestation charges began.

2010 - Michael was honored the posthumous Grammy Award for the Lifetime Achievement. The award was recived by Prince and Paris Jackson, kids of Michael.

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