Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
Michael joins his brother’s musical group, emerged as a lead vocalist, and the group was renamed the Jackson 5.
Berry Gordy signs a Motown record deal with the Jackson 5
Jackson 5 introduced to the music industry as a special event
Jackson 5’s first album "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5" hits the charts in December
The Jackson 5 became so popular that they had a self-titled cartoon show
Michael’s album Ben featured the eponymous ballad about a rat and that song became his first solo No. 1 single
Jackson 5 begins breaking ties with the Motown
Michael and his brothers (now including his brother Randy) emerge as talented song writers after their album "Destiny" with Epic Records
Released another solo album called "Off the Wall"
Released the album "Thriller" that held 7 of the top 10 hits
Sang a duet with Paul McCartney
Won eight Grammys in one night
Reached top of the charts with new album "Bad"
Allegations of molestation of a young boy emerged against Michael
Performed at the Super Bowl XXVII at half-time
Married Lisa Marie Presley in August
Got divorced from Lisa Marie Presley
Released new album called "Invincible"
July 14 Michael was acquitted of all charges against him, but his reputation was badly damaged and finances were in shambles
Defaulted on a $23.5 million loan owed on his ranch
Michael died suffering from cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles home.
"Michael Jackson Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013.