Michael is presented with the MTV’s Video Vanguard Artist Of The Decade.
Michael visits Disneyworld in Florida .
- January 6:
Michael invites 82 abused children to Neverland.
- January 26:
Michael is at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the unveiling of a painting of himself titled The Book made by Australian artist Brett Livingstone Strong.
- January 27:
Michael attends the American Cinema Awards where he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award.from his guest Sophia Loren
- February 3:
Michael receives a Role Model Award from Japon which he accepts via satellite.
- February 4:
ABC airs the Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr’s 6Oth year in Show Business.
- February 20:
Michael attends a sit-down breakfast at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel organised by CBS Records to celebrate Michael as the Top Selling Artist Of the 8O’s.March 2O: Adrian Grant (the editor of fanzine Off The Wall) presents Michael with a painting at a recording studio in Los Angeles where Michael is working on new songs.
- March 26:
Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.
Wade Robson, a seven-year-old Australian boy is invited by Michael to come to to study singing and dancing with him. He and his mother Joy stay at Neverland and will become regular guests at the ranch.
- April 4:
Michael visits the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington DC with Ann Levin.
- April 5:
Michael meets with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honoured as Entertainer Of The Decade by the Capital Children’s Museum.
Later, Michael attends a fund-raising dinner in his honour at the historic Merrywood Estate in McLean.
- April 7:
Michael arrives as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.
- April 8:
Micheal hears the tragic death of his close friend Ryan White While at the Taj Mahal Casino. He leaves immediately with Donald Trump to travel to Ryan’s home in Indiana .
- April 11:
Michael attends Ryan White’s funeral service in Indiana along with 1500 persons including Barbara Bush, Elton John & Ryan’s mother Jeanne.
Fan force Michael to retreat while visting F.A.O Schwartz Toy Store with two young girls.
John Brown, a 14-year-old cancer sufferer is invited to Neverland to meet his idol in person.
- May 8:
Michael receives the first ever BMI Michael Jackson Award at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
- May 16:
Sammy Davis Jr, a long time friend of Michael dies of throat cancer. Michael is named as an honorary pallbearer along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bill Cosby.
- June 3:
Michael collapses while dancing at the Hideout. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles where he is treated for chest pains.
He gets visits from the whole Jackson family (except LaToya) + Elizabeth Taylor who is treated in the same hospital.
- June 8:
Michael leaves the hospital and goes resting in Neverland.
- June 17 :
Eliza gives birth to Steveanna Jackson but she files for divorce soon after.
- June 25 :
Michael start recording the "Dangerous" album at the Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 in Los Angeles.
Michael attends the wedding of Berry Gordy to Grace Eaton in Santa Barbara .
45 sick children are invited to spend the day with Michael in Neverland
The first publicity pictures of Michael ‘LA Gear campaign begin to circulate in magazines as well as the first TV commercial showing Michael dancing in the street with his niece Brandi.
Saga/Genesis releases the video game of Moonwaker.
Michael hires Sandy Gallin & Jim Morey as new personal Managers.
- August 18:
Michael invites 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Programme to Neverland.
Michael is featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!
- September 12:
Michael attends the City Of Hope Gala in honour of CBS Record Division President, Tommy Mottola.
- September 14:
Disney’s chairman, Michael Eisner presents Michael with the first ever Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award at the Century Plaza Towers in LA.
Katherine Jackson publishes her memoirs and gives an interview to Ebony magazine to promote it.