• January :
Michael shoots the “Prison” version of the They Don’t Care About Us video directed by Spike Lee in New York .
Michael’s nurse & friend Debbie Rowe offers him to bear his child. She gets pregnant but has a miscarriage.
  • January 18 :
Lisa Marie officially files for divorce. Michael’s spokesman states that they remain friends
  • January 25 :
Michael goes to Motown Café in New York with his make up artist & friend Karen Faye.
  • February 10-17 :
Michael goes to Rio in to shoot a second version of the They Don’t Care About Us video directed by Spike Lee. He takes the Cascio kids with him.
  • February 18 :
Michael & the Cascios arrive in London .
  • February 19 :
Michael performs Earth Song at the Brit Awards in London and he is almost interrupted by Jarvis Cocker, the leader of the British Band Pulp and he also receives the award of Artist Of A Generation presented by Bob Geldof.
  • February 20 :
Controversy over the Earth Song performance in .
Michael & the Cascio kids go to Disneyland Paris to spend a few days before flying back to the US.
  • March :
The single of They Don’t Care About Us is released. Michael is working on a three year old new short film project named Ghost for the song 2 Bad, directed by Stan Winston and co-written by Stephen King.
  • March 14-20 :
Michael is in Paris to visit castles. He stays at the Disneyland Hotel and at the George 5 Hotel.
  • March 19 :
Michael gives a press conference in Paris to announce the launch of Kingdom Entertainment , a Paris based multimedia corporation jointly owned with Saudi Prince Al Walid.
  • April :
Michael starts filming the Ghost short film in Van Nuys studios (California)
During breaks,he visits his family at Hayvenhurst disguised as the "Mayor".

  • April 28 :
Michael attends a performance of Sisterella the play he produced in Pasadena ( California )
  • May :
Debbie Rowe visits Michael on the set and announces that she's pregnant with their baby.
LaToya calls Randy and asks him to rescue her from ack Gordon. Randy immediately catches a plane and takes LaToya from her New York hotel straight to Las Vegas. There, LaToya is treated for bruises and she files for a divorce.
  • May 8 :
Michael makes a break in the Ghost shooting to attend the World Music Awards in . He performs Earth Song and receives 5 awards. At the end of the ceremony he gets on stage to hug Diana Ross. He also addresses the controversy over They Don’t Care About Us claiming to never have been anti-Semitic.
  • May 11 :
Michael visits the amusement park Fantasialand near Cologne in Germany
  • May 12 :
Michael goes to London .
  • May 13-15 :
Michael visits Castles in before flying back to the to resume work on the Ghost short film.
They Don’t Care About Us is finally released in the US.
  • June :
Michael starts rehearsing for the History Tour with Kenny Ortega.
He also rehearses for a special concert in Brunei based on the Dangerous Tour concept.
  • June 6 :
Michael appears on MTV Asia’s Channel 5.
  • June 7 :
Evan Chandler sues Michael, Lisa Marie, Sony Music, Diane Sayer & ABC Television for breaking the confidential agreement of their 1994 settlement.
  • June 24 :
People magazine publishes a picture of Steven Spielberg visiting Michael on the set of Ghosts.
  • Early July :
In Van Nuys ( California ), Michael shoots the videos for Stranger In Moscow (directed by Nick Brandt) & Why (with the 3T)
  • July 13 :
Michael arrives in Brunei with the Cascios.
  • July 15 :
Michael attends the 50th birthday of the Sultan of Brunei.
  • July 16 :
For the Sultan’s birthday celebrations, Michael performs his first ever free concert before 60 OOO people at the Jerudong Amusement Park .
  • July 18 :
Michael arrives in Johannesburg, where he attends a private birthday for President Nelson Mandela.
  • July 19 :
Michael gives a press conference in Sun City to announce concert plans in .
  • July 20 :
Michael visits Nelson Mandela.
  • July 21 :
Michael goes to Casanblanca (Marocco) for concert plans.
  • July 22 :
Michael goes to Budapest (Hongria)
  • July 23 :
Michael goes back to the Budapest Hospital with Bela Farkas, the little boy whose life-saving operation was financed by Michael in 1994.
  • July 26 :
Alejandra gives birth to Jermaine's son Jaafar Jackson.
  • August :
Michael resumes the History Tour rehearsals in San Bernrdino, California .
Michael makes a road trip in a private bus with Frank Cascio across Europe : London, Loch Lomond in Scotland, Paris & Montreux (where he records the son"Elizabeth I Love You")
  • Early September :
The singles Stranger in Moscow & Why are released in Europe .
Michael goes to Disneyland Paris with Anton Schleiter, his sister Franceska and the Cascio Kids.
Michael hosts the wedding of his Niece Stacce Brown (daughter of Rebbie) to Rex Salas in Neverland even though he can't attend it.
  • September 4 :
Michael arrives in Prague to launch the History World Tour.
  • September 7 :
Michael performs before 130 000 people in Prague .
  • September 8 :
Michael arrives in Budapest where he is welcomed by 4000 fans!
  • September 10 :
Concert in Budapest .
  • September 12 :
Michael arrives in Bucharest with the Cascio kids. They go to a post-revolutionary tour of monuments and orphanages
  • September 14 :
Concert in Bucharest .
  • September 16 :
Michael arrives in Moscow where he is greeted by the City Mayor.
  • September 17
Concert in Moscow .
  • September 19 :
Concert in Warsaw
  • September 24 :
Concert in Zaragoza
  • September 28/30 + October 2 :
Concerts in Amsterdam
  • October 2 :
In Holland , Michael launches his own soft drink named Mystery with help from german business man Dieter Wiesner that was introduced to Michael by his longtome bodyguard Wayne Nagin.
  • October 3 :
Michael arrives in London to complete work on the soundtrack for the Ghosts Short film.
  • October 4 :
Michael attends a performance of Oliver at the London Palladium.
  • October 6 :
Michael arrives in Tunis where he is welcomed by hundreds of fans. While in Tunis , Michael meets and befriends Omer Bhatti, a young Norwegian fan that he decides to take on tour with him.
  • October 7 :
Concert in Tunis .
  • October 11/13 :
Concerts in Seoul .
  • October 18 :
Concert in Taipei
  • October 20 :
Concert in Kaoshung
  • October 22 :
Concert in Taipei
  • October 25 :
Concert in Singapoure
  • October 27/29 :
Concerts in Kuala Lumpur
  • Halloween :
The short film Ghosts is premiered in 11 selected Sony cinemas in .
  • November 1 :
Concert in Bombay
  • November 5 :
Concert in Bangkok
  • November 6 :
Media learn about Debbie Rowe’s pregnancy.
  • November 9/11 :
Concerts in Auckland .
  • November 10 :
Michael gives an interview to VH1 answering selected questions by viewers.
  • November 14 :
Concert in Sydney . After the show, just after midnight (thus on the 15th) , Michael marries Debbie Rowe in the presidential suit of the Sheraton-on-the-Park Hotel.
His cousin Anthony & Dr Metzger are his Best Men.
He denies in a press release the news reports claiming that Debbie has been artificially inseminated.
  • November 15 :
Michael & Debbie attend the Australian premiere of Ghosts.
  • November 16 :
Concert in Sydney (attended by Debbie)
  • November 19 :
Concerts in Bribane
  • November 22/24 :
Concerts in Melbourne
  • November 25 :
Michael visits sick children at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne .
  • November 26 :
Concert in Adelaide
  • November 30 + December 2/4 :
Concerts in Perth
  • December 5 :
Michael arrives in Manille (Phillipines)
  • December 8/10 :
Concerts in Manille.
  • December 12 :
Michael goes to Tower Records in Tokyo to set his hand and signature in plaster for a plaque to be displayed in the store permanently.
  • December 13/15/17/20 :
Concerts at the Tokyo Dome.
  • December 19 :
Michael attends the Japonese premiere of Ghosts.
Later he receives a platinum disc award from Sony Music Japon chairman.
  • December 26/28 :
Concerts in Fukuoka .
  • December 29 :
Michael leaves Japon for Brunei
  • December 30 :
Michael goes to the Jerudong amusement park in Brunei
  • December 31 :
Michael spends new years’s eve by performing a free concert in Jerudong Park paid by the Sultan of Brunei.