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History / MJ Timeline 2020

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January 3:

Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who accuse late pop star Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them as children in the HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland', won an appeal allowing their claims against two of Jackson’s corporations to stand in light of a recently extended statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

January 8:

Mike Tyson says he hated Michael Jackson's guts for YEARS -- calling him a "cold motherf**ker" -- until he got to know the singer ... and that's when everything changed.

For a second time, Sony Music beat claims in California state court that it deceived customers about whether some tracks on a posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Michael' were sung by Jackson.

January 9:

Did you know back in the 1990's, Michael Jackson phoned French photographer Pierre Commoy and painter Gilles Blanchard — better known as Pierre et Gilles — to place an order for 70 portraits.

January 10:

Tito, Jackie and Marlon were in Indiana for the break ground of the upcoming Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. The Casino is set to have a Jackson Family Museum regrouping some of the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons’s artifacts. The grand opening is targeted for Dec. 31, 2020.

'Thriller' landed at the number 6 in the Top 10 Best Selling LP of the decade with 334,000 copies.

January 15:

The book 'Księżycowym Krokiem Do Gwiazd' is released in Poland by publisher Hartigram publishing house.

January 16:

'Thriller' made big moves on the Billboard 200 Chart this week, it reaches a special milestone at numbver 149.

January 18:

The 'Square One' documentary was broadcast in Amsterdam at 2:00 p.m. at the cultural space De Balie.

January 21:

Michael Jackson’s estate and BMI have renewed their pact for the publishing rights organization to represent the late singer’s songwriting catalog, as it has since 1979. The length of the new deal was not announced, but it was last reupped in 2014.

January 22:

'Thriller Live’ celebrate the 11th anniversary in the West End at the Lyric Theatre, a singalong performance of the Michael Jackson inspired production.

January 25:

The musical set by Julien Nitzberg and called 'For The Love Of A Glove, An Unauthorized Musical About The Life Of Michael Jackson As Told By His Glove' opened in LA.

January 26:

The final bow! The exhibition 'On The Wall' which toured London (UK), Paris (France), Bonn (Germany) and Espoo (Finland) has now closed its doors today, sealing a triumphant display of work inspired by Michael Jackson.

February 2:

#MichaelJacksonBlackHistory trending on social media. The Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month.

February 11:

Macaulay Culkin opens up about his close friendship with Michael Jackson in Esquire’s latest cover story.

February 13:

The documentary 'Michael Jackson: El Viaje' is aired on Ultra Doc.

Today it's Michael Jackson's oldest son Prince his birthday and he may blow out 23 candles.

February 16:

Michael Jackson's cufflinks in the top 8 most expensive in the world. Michael wore the V2 as part of his iconic pseudo-military outfit. He wore the expensive V2 during the HIStory World Tour, designed by Arfaq Hussain.

February 18:

Michael Jackson’s famed Neverland Ranch has been pulled off the market after almost five years of price cuts, renovations, and a new name, Compass confirmed to Business Insider.

February 21:

Today it's Michael Jackson's youngest son Prince Michael Junior II (Bigi) his birthday and he may blow out 18 candles.

February 26:

The famous shoe designer Christian Louboutin having an exhibition in Paris between February 26 and July 26, 2020. Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for the King of Pop himself which he would have wore during London 'This Is It' concerts. Michael Jackson’s 'This Is It' shoes, the pair was created in 2009 but was never seen before!

The limited edition CD album (Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD) 'The Definitive Collection' of Michael Jackson is re-released in Japan by Universal Music.

February 28:

The Estate is pressuring the California Appellate Court to cut the Quincy Jones Verdict of $9.4 Million!

HBO urged an appeals court to throw out litigation brought by the Michael Jackson estate over the 2019 documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

Bigi Jackson having recently shelled out more than $2.6 million for a starter house with plenty of room to grow.

February 29:

The official Grammy YouTube channel and website has uploaded a video of Michael charmingly accepting one of his record breaking number of Grammy Awards in 1984.

March 12:

Neverland Ranch is back on the market with the selling price of 2019 of $31 million. The former home of Michael Jackson called now 'Sycamore Valley Ranch'.

March 13:

Coronavirus has affected everyone on the planet. More and more people worldwide are becoming infected with the coronavirus. The virus is an indispensable part of the news. MJ ONE reduces the number of shows due to coronavirus.

March 17:

'Ben' Blu-ray is released in France by ESC Distribution.

March 18:

Gotta Have Rock and Roll sell a new auction including a dozen items wore by Michael Jackson or signed by the man. The items are on auction online from March 25 to April 3 on the Auction house website.

Michael Jackson currently sits on top of Forbes’ list of 2019’s most paid dead celebrities list, even after he is long gone. This is the seventh year he has remained on top of this list (released in November) and the ninth time after his death in October 2009. In 2019, Jackson's estate and the music industry raked in $60 million for the dead pop star, taking his posthumous earnings to about $2.46 billion. Jackson’s estate is run by his former attorney, John Branca.

March 19:

'Thriller Live' in London has closed its doors sooner than expected due to coronavirus.

The Michael Jackson Estate releases for free on YouTube Bad & Dangerous Tours to support fans during coronavirus social distancing.

March 24:

The lawsuit between HBO and the Michael Jackson Estate has been delayed of 60 days due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

March 25:

The late King of Pop's former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has claimed that the star predicted a coronavirus-like pandemic, which is why he continued to wear a facemask despite being mocked for it.

Michael Jackson Estate donates $300,000 to coronavirus relief efforts.

March 30:

'The Real Michael Jackson' airs on BBC Two. The documentary directed by Jacques Peretti attempts to look at the life and career of music's most iconic figure in recent decades.

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