Carol gives birth to Brittany Jackson and Hazel gives birth to Autumn.
- Early January :
Michael & LaToya leave NYC and go back to Hayvenhurst
- January 18:
Hazel gives birth to Jermaine Jackson Jr.
- January 22:
The Jacksons begin a world tour I US & Europe to promote the Goin Places album.
The single Find Me a Girl is released by Epic.
- March 3:
Concert in Oakland ( California )
- March 10:
The Jacksons attend the First Annual Rock ‘n Roll Sports Classic.
- May 13:
Concert at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (later released as a picture disc)
- May 18:
Concert in Nashville ( Tennessee )
- May 24:
Concert in London (). The Jacksons perform at Top Of The Pops.
- July 16:
Dee Dee gives birth to Tito Jackson Jr (TJ)
The Jacksons record the album Destiny in Los Angeles .
Epic releases the first single from Destiny titled Blame It On The Boogie. For the first time, there is a video to accompany the single.
- August 17:
Janet & The Jacksons make a publicity photo session
- August 22 :
Michael gives an interview to Randy Tarraborelli at Hayvenhurst.
- August 25:
Michael attends a reception for the Robert Kennedy Tennis Tournament at the NBC Building in New York City .
- August 29:
Michael purchases his first Rolls Royce for his 20th birthday.
MCA releases the single Ease On Down The Road, a duet between Michael & Diana Ross from the soundtrack of The Wiz.
MCA releases the soundtrack of The Wiz featuring Michael on 6 tracks.
- October 23:
Michael visits the famous toy store F.A.O Schwartz in Manhattan .
- October 24:
Michael attends the premiere & opening night party of the movie The Wiz at the Pitt’s Century Plaza Theater in Century City (Los Angeles) with the Jackson family & Diana Ross among others.
Epic releases Destiny, the first album for which The Jacksons have total creative control.
The group launches their first productions company named Peacock Productions.
The single Shake Your Body is released by Epic and becomes a huge success (N°1)
- December 4 :
Michael starts recording the album Off The Wall with producer Quincy Jones and sound engineer Bruce Swedien at Cherokee Studio 3.
At Hayvenhurst, he records song demos Workin’ Day & Night & Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough with Randy & Janet as percussionists!
- December 16:
The Jacksons perform Shake Your Body, Destiny & Things I Do For You at American Bandstand.