Michael Jackson

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  • Michael Joseph Jackson is born to Katherine and Joe Jackson in Gary, Ind.

    Michael Joseph Jackson is born to Katherine and Joe Jackson in Gary, Ind.
  • Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine combine to form a band.

    Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine combine to form a band.
  • Motown signs The Jackson 5.

    Motown signs The Jackson 5.
  • The song "I Want You Back" jumps to the number-one singles spot.

    The song "I Want You Back" jumps to the number-one singles spot.
  • between 1971-1972Jackson goes solo, and his singles "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin" and "I Wanna Be Where You Are"

    between 1971-1972Jackson goes solo, and his singles "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin" and "I Wanna Be Where You Are"
  • Jackson makes his film debut as the Scarecrow in The Wiz

     Jackson makes his film debut as the Scarecrow in The Wiz
  • Jackson records Off The Wall, his first album as a solo artist

    Jackson records Off The Wall, his first album as a solo artist
  • Jackson nabs his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.

    Jackson nabs his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.
  • Jackson releases the album Thriller, and it tops the charts for 37 weeks.

    Jackson releases the album Thriller, and it tops the charts for 37 weeks.
  • Questions arise about Jackson's changing appearance, and some wonder if the singer has had plastic surgery.

    Questions arise about Jackson's changing appearance, and some wonder if the singer has had plastic surgery.
  • Jackson and Lionel Richie pen "We Are The World,"

    Jackson and Lionel Richie pen "We Are The World,"
  • Bad, Jackson's third album, hits the shelves.

    Bad, Jackson's third album, hits the shelves.
  • Doubleday publishes Jackson's autobiography

    Doubleday publishes Jackson's autobiography
  • Thriller goes platinum for the 21st time and the Guinness Book of World Records

     Thriller goes platinum for the 21st time and the Guinness Book of World Records
  • Jackson tells Oprah Winfrey he has vitiligo

    Jackson tells Oprah Winfrey he has vitiligo
  • Jackson is accused in civil court of molesting an 11-year-old boy

    Jackson is accused in civil court of molesting an 11-year-old boy
  • Jackson settles the molestation case out of court

  • Jackson and Lisa-Marie Presley tie the knot

    Jackson and Lisa-Marie Presley tie the knot
  • Sony releases HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I

    Sony releases HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I
  • Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp accosts Jackson in mid-act at the BRIT Awards.

    Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp accosts Jackson in mid-act at the BRIT Awards.
  • Jackson marries Debbie Rowe, a nurse

    Jackson marries Debbie Rowe, a nurse
  • Rowe bears a girl, Paris Michael Katherine.

    Rowe bears a girl, Paris Michael Katherine.
  • Jackson and Rowe split.

  • "Billie Jean," "Rock With You," "I Want You Back" and "Beat It" make Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest songs of all time.

  • Sony releases Invincible, which is panned by critics and does not sell well.

     Sony releases Invincible, which is panned by critics and does not sell well.
  • Jackson lifts his newborn son, Prince Michael

    Jackson lifts his newborn son, Prince Michael
  • Jackson is charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent.

  • Jackson is acquitted on all counts in the Arvizo case in the the People v

  • Financial troubles force closure on the main house on the Neverland Ranch.

  • Jackson and Sony buy Famous Music LLC from Viacom

    Jackson and Sony buy Famous Music LLC from Viacom
  • Jackson issues Thriller 25, celebrating 25 years of the iconic album

  • Jackson dies in Los Angeles at 50 after going into cardiac arrest.

    Jackson dies in Los Angeles at 50 after going into cardiac arrest.
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