Michael Jackson

Timeline created by Emilio Sánchez
  • Michael Jackson's birthday

    Michael Jackson's birthday
    Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana (U.S.A), he was the eighth of the ten children of Joseph and Katherine Jackson.
  • Michael joins the Jackson Brothers

    Michael joins the Jackson Brothers
    Michael started his career at the age of 6 but it wasn't until 1965 that he began to sing and the group's name changed to The Jackson 5.
  • Michael Jackson begins his solo career

    Michael Jackson begins his solo career
    He maintained ties with the Jackson 5 and Motown, with wich he would release 4 albums; "Got To Be There" (1972), "Ben" (1972), "Music and Me" (1973) and "Forever, Michael" (1975).
  • Scarecrow

    Scarecrow
    Michael Jackson interpreted the scarecrow in The Wiz, a new interpretation of the Wizard of Oz performed this time by Afro-American actors. The movie was a box office failure.
  • Off The Wall

    Off The Wall
    Michael's fifth album, "Off The Wall", established Jackson as a solo performer, the album's composers included Jackson, Rod Temperton, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney, and it became the first solo album which generated four top 10 hits in America.
  • Thriller

    Thriller
    Michael released the best-selling album of all time worldwide, it was the first album to have seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and "Wanna Be Startin 'Somethin".
  • "Then We Set His Hair on Fire"

    "Then We Set His Hair on Fire"
    Michael and other members from the Jackson 5 were filming a Pepsi commercial, when pyrotechnics accidentally set Michael's hair on fire, causing second degree burns. He underwent treatment to hide the scars and a rhinoplasty shortly after.
  • Black and White

    Black and White
    Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo, so his skin was losing pigmentation, this disease made it necessary to avoid exposure to sunlight. To give him a more homogeneous tone to his skin, he resorted to makeup.
  • Neverland

    Neverland
    Michael bought a farm in Santa Ynes, California, for 17 million dollars to build his Neverland Ranch. On this property he made build a theme park, a zoo, and a cinema.
  • First accusation of abuse

    First accusation of abuse
    Michael was accused for sexually abusing Jordan Chandler. Although some evidence was found, it was not enough for Jackson to be found guilty.
  • Michael's first marriage

    Michael's first marriage
    Michael got married with the singer Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. Jackson and Presley were married in the Dominican Republic, but the couple ended up divorcing twenty months later.
  • Michael's second marriage

    Michael's second marriage
    Jackson got married with Debbie Rowe, an assistant nurse from his dermatologist. Three months later from the marriage, Rowe gave birth to their son, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (02/13/1997). At the next year, she gave birth to their daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (04/03/1998).The couple divorced in 1999.
  • Michael Jackson Dead

    Michael Jackson Dead
    Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication, after suffering cardiac arrest.