MIcheal Jackson

By Prisma
  • Birth

    1958 - Born August 29 in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children. His father, a steel mill crane operator and guitarist, managed the Jackson 5.
  • Jackson's 5

    Jackson's 5
    1962- Four-year old Michael joins brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine to form the Jackson 5.
  • Thriller Album

    Thriller Album
    1982 - Thriller album makes him the 1980's biggest star, eventually sells 26 million copies.
  • Surgical Mask

    Surgical Mask
    1990 - First reported wearing surgical masks in public. Discontinues practice of distributing Jehovah's Witnesses literature to Los Angeles homes in a fat suit, wig, beard and glasses.
  • Law Suit

    Law Suit
    January 25, 1994 - Settles lawsuit with substantial payment to plaintiff, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara district attorneys decide not to file child-molestation charges.
  • Married

    May 18, 1994 - Marries Lisa Marie Presley, the daugther of Elvis Presley. Two years later Presley files for divorce after less than two years of marriage.
  • Re-marries

    November 15, 1996 - Jackson marries nurse Debbie Rowe.
  • Divoreces with full custody of children

    Divoreces with full custody of children
    October 8, 1999 - Rowe divorces Jackson, with Jackson getting full custody of the children in the settlement8
  • Charges of Child Molestation

    Charges of Child Molestation
    November 18, 2003 - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department takes him into custody to face charges of child molestation. He posts $3 million bail and flashes a V-sign before leaving in a black Suburban escorted by three sheriff's motorcycle officers.
  • Death

    June 25, 2009 - Died at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering cardiac arrest. He was found not breathing in his home by paramedics