• January 2:
MTV premieres the video of Leave Me Alone although the single is only released in Europe .The Cosby Show has the Huxtable family attending a Michael Jackson concert.
  • January 5:
Margaret gives birth to Jourdynn Jackson. A few month later, Jermaine, Margaret & the kids leave Hayvenhurst to move in theIr own house in Beverly Hills .
  • January 10:
Moonwalker is released on video in the US .
  • January 16/17/18/26/27:
Michael plays the five last concert of the Bad World Tour at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles . Among the celebrities attending the shows are Gregory Peck, Barbara Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston, Berry Gordy, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Liza Minnelli, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie & Janet.The tour ends after 123 concerts grossing over $125 millions!
  • January 30:
At the American Music Awards, Michael is presented with the video Pioneer Award presented by his friend Eddy Murphy.
  • February:
The single Leave Me Alone is released in Europe .
  • February 7:
Michael visits the Cleveland Elementary School in Scockton ( California ) after a man opened fire on children.
  • February 13:
Michael accepts two Brits Awards via satellite.
  • February 14:
Michael’s publicist Lee Solters announces that Michael and his manager Frank Dileo are to part company.
  • February 27:
Michael is on the cover of Jet magazine.
  • March:
The Black Radio Exclusive Humanitaran Award is presented to Michael at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City ( California )

LaToya Jackson appears on the cover of Playboy magazine and stops talking to the family who blames her manager Jack Gordon.
  • March 5:
Michael takes 200 disadvantaged children to Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara and to Neverland.
  • April:
Michael is on the cover of Ebony magazine.

Michael shoots the video for Liberian Girl featuring many guest stars such as Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones, John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Rosanna Arquette, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, David Copperfield, Corey Feldman & Bubbles! The video is dedicated to Liz Taylor.
  • April 12:
Michael attends the 3rd Soul Train Awards where he is presented the Heritage Award & Sammy Davis Jr Award from Eddie Murphy & Elizabeth Taylor. Another award is presented to Michael by Mike Tyson.
  • April 14:
At the 2nd World Music Awards in , Michael accepts two awards presented by Whitney Houston via satellite from Neverland.
  • May:
Michael is seized by armed police after being mistaken for a robber whilst shopping in disguise with Jimmy Safechuck at Zales jewellers in Simi Valley.

Michael visits Janet on the set of her Rhythm Nation 1814 short film and spends time with Katherine on the set.
  • June 13:
Michael gives a second sitting to sculptor David Goode in Los Angeles for the latest Madame Tussaud’s wax figure.
  • June 23:
2300 Jackson Street, the new Jackson album is released by Epic. Michael only participates to the title song which is a tribute to Joe & Katherine with all the children (except Marlon & LaToya) & grandchildren sing and appear in the video shot during a Family Day at Tito’s home.
  • July:
Two year after the promotion began, Liberian Girl, the ninth & last single of the Bad album is released in Europe .
  • July 4:
Michael turns up at Diana Ross’s Motown home-coming party with super-model Beverly Johnson.
  • July 28:
Michael becomes the newsest claymation member of the Raisin Family by appearing in their new TV commercial called Michael Raisin.
  • September 5:
LaToya Jackson marries Jack Gordon. Randy marries his girlfriend Eliza Sheffe but keeps on sleeping with his old flame Alejandra Oiaza
  • September 13:
Michael attends a press conference to announce a new endorsement deal with L.A Gear under the special marketing campaign Unstoppable.
  • September 22:
Michael receives the Humanitarian Award at the 8th annual Best Of Washington Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Sheraton Washington Hotel.
  • October 10:
Michael goes back to the Gardner Elementary School in Hollywood where he attended sixth grade. The school renames his auditotorium “The Michael Jackson Auditorium”. Michael gives a speech to thank his former teacher Mrs Gerstin & former tutor, Rose Fine who attend the event.
  • November 10:
The Jackson Family are interviewed on Donahue (Michael & LaToya do not appear)
  • November 13:
Michael sings You Were There during the taping of the Sammy Davis Jr 6Oth Anniversary TV Special.
  • December:
Michael attends the world class boxing fight between Sugar Ray Leonard & Roberto Duran at the Mirage Hotel.

Bo Jackson of the LA Raiders visits Michael at a Los Angeles Studio where he is recording new songs a greatest hits project named "Decade".

Michael is on the cover of Vanity Fair with a new photoshoot by Annie Leibovitz
  • December 3 :
Randy's lover, Alejandra Loaiza gives birth to his daughter, Genevieve Jackson but Randy gets married to another woman named Eliza Shaffe.
  • December 6:
Michael makes a surprise appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show to present Eddie Murphy with the MTV’s Humour God Of The 80’s Award. Murphy then presents Michael with the award for Thrillers as The Greatest Video In The History Of The World.
  • December 19:
Michael visits F.A.O Schwartz toy store in Manhattan . He then goes to Radio City Music Hall with several children to see the Christmas Spectacular.
  • December 28:
Ryan White, a young victim of AIDS is invited to spend a week in Neverland with Michael.
  • December 31:
Michael is presented with a scroll proclaiming him Best Selling Male Singer of the 80’s as part of the Cilla Black ITV Show “Goodbye to the 8O’s”.