1970 - The Jackson 5 became the first group to top the Hot 100 with its first three chart entries when "The Love You Save" boarded the top.
The Love You Save" is a 1970 number-one hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. It held the number-one spot on the soul singles chart for six weeks. It held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, from June 27 to July 4, 1970. It is the third of four Jackson 5 number ones released in a row (the others being "I Want You Back", "ABC", and "I'll Be There"). "The Love You Save" also features side vocals of Jermaine Jackson singing alongside Michael in the final "Stop! The love you save may be your own" besides Marlon and Tito Jackson.
1981 - Michael Jackson's single "One Day In Your Life", a re-release of a mid-70s track, hit #1 in the U.K. replacing Smokey’s “Being With You”.
1992 - Michael Jackson launched his "Dangerous" world tour.
The "Dangerous World Tour" kicked off at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. Michael played to a sell-out crowd of 72,000 ecstatic fans, who saw him perform 18 numbers, including 4 songs from his new album.
Tour covers Europe, South America, Mexico and Asia from June 27, 1992 to November 11, 1993; sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, included 69 concerts to 3.9 million fans: 40 in Europe, 18 in Asia, 6 in South America, 5 in North America. The tour grossed up approximately $125 million and all profits were donated to various charities including the new Heal the World Foundation that was set up by Michael.
Each concert began with a illusion-like stunt dubbed "the Toaster" in which following the ringing of bells and the roar of a panther, Michael catapults on to the stage through a trap door in the front, sending off pyrotechnics and electrifying the crowd.
The transition from Thriller to Billie Jean was another stage trick. When Michael walks into a small space between two set "buildings," he secretly switches with a werewolf-masked backup dancer while he changes for Billie Jean. The backup dancer posing as Michael is placed into a coffin which disappears when dancers posing as skeletons and zombies drape a cloth over the coffin and pull it out. Michael appears fully dressed for Billie Jean in the upper stage level as it lowers down.
During the performance of "Black or White", Michael ran onto the crane and started singing.
The end of the show hit headlines all over the world when "Michael" jet-packs, and flying over the heads of his fans and out of the arena using a rocket belt.
1995 - Michael Jackson's video "Moonwalker" was released.
1999 - Michael Jackson performed the benefit concert "Michael Jackson & Friends-What more can I give" at the Munich Olympic stadium.
1999 – Munich. - MCY.COM [the company which had acquired exclusive ONLINE rights to the "Michael Jackson and Friends" concert taking place on June 27, in Munich, Germany] announced in a press release that the online Internet broadcast of the June 27 benefit concert "Michael Jackson and Friends" recorded over 10 million hits, breaking the world record for a single online broadcast.
The release states: Never before in the history of the Internet has a single broadcast received a response of this magnitude. In sharing this benefit concert with their online audience MCY.com provided further awareness and support to UNESCO, The Red Cross, and Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund; the beneficiaries of the event.
2006 - In what is the first of a sweeping restructuring of his personal and business affairs, Michael has severed ties with his long-time accounts and business managers, Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, with Bahrani attorneys Qays Zu’bi and Grahame Nelson, and Gut Records executive, Guy Holmes.He has also established The
Michael Jackson Company, Inc., with plans to phase out MJJ Productions.In other related matters, he has named Spokesperson Raymone K. Bain as General Manager, and has retained N.Y.-based L. Londell McMillan and The McMillan Firm, known for business restructurings and turnarounds, to oversee legal matters pertaining to his business affairs.
Michael has previously announced plans to record an album which he predicts will be released in 2007. His recent Japan tour was the first in what will be a line of public appearances, and he is reviewing numerous offers to tour musically, which he plans to embark upon within the next several months.Michael, who is currently in Ireland on personal business, plans on relocating to Europe in the near future.He is continuing to build his management team and other appointments will be forthcoming.
2007 - Raymone Bain issues a press release to denie several false rumors about Michael & Grace and she reveals that he is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his music. She also states that has not "left" Las Vegas nor is he being "evicted" from his residence in Las Vegas. He decided not to exercise the option to purchase the house he's been staying in since last December.