Michael Jackson

  • Birth

    Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Ind. He was the seventh child of nine born to steelworker Joe Jackson and his wife Katherine.
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    Michael Jackson's life

  • The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5
    Berry Gordy signs The Jackson 5 to Motown records, witg youthful prodigy Jackson as lead vocalist. Also in the group are brothers jackle, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon
  • Thriller and Motown 25

    Thriller  and Motown 25
    Jackson Contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; the record won a Grammy for Best Recordingfor children in 1984. In the same year he won another seven Grammys and eight American Music Awards (including the award of Merit, the youngest artiest to win it), making him the most awarded in one night for both award shows.[29] [30] There awards were thanks to the Thriller ablum released in late 1982, which was 1982's best-selling album
  • Accident on set of commercial

    Accident on set of commercial
    Jackson is treated in the hospital for serious burns to his head after his hair caught fire during an accident while singing his hit "Billie Jean" for a Pepsi commercial.
  • "Bad" released

    "Bad" released
    "Bad", the hotly anticipated follow-up to "Thriller", is released. It tops the charts for eighr weeks and yields seven hit singles, including "I Just Can't Stop loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana".
  • Sexual abuse allegations

    Lawyers for 13-year-old boy file a civil suit against Jackson alleging sexual abuse. On Dec.22, Jackson responds to the allegations via satellite from his Neverland compound, proclaiming his innocence. He later settles out of court.
  • Marriage to Lisa Marie Presley

    Marriage to Lisa Marie Presley
    Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley. They divorce less than two years later
  • Second marriage

    Second marriage
    Just months after his divorce from Presley, Micheal Jackson walks back up the aisle with Debbie Rowe. She bears him a child and they divorce three years later.
  • Album release

    Album release
    "Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix" is released but sells only 1 million copies.
  • An uproar

    An uproar
    Micheal Jackson dangles 9-month-old son Prince Micheal ll over a hotel balcony in Berlin.
  • Preparing a comeback

    Preparing a comeback
    The pop star announces a comeback tour at london's 02 arena.
  • Death

    Jackson is pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital.