1989 ~ “Leave Me Alone”, “Moonwalker”, BAD Tour, “Liberian Girl”, “2300 Jackson Street”, LA Gear, The Michael Jackson Auditorium
- January :
MTV premieres the video of “Leave Me Alone” although the single was released in Europe .
Michael received Record of the Year Grammy Award for “Man In The Mirror” and performed the song on stage
- January 10:
“Moonwalker” was released on video
On the TV show ‘Cosby Show’, it featured the Huxtables attending a Michael Jackson “Bad” concert
- January 16/17/18/26/27:
Michael plays the five last concert of the Bad World Tour at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles . Among the celebrities attending the shows are Gregory Peck, Barbara Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston, Berry Gordy, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Liea Minnelli, Katherine, Joe, Rebbie & Janet. The tour ends after 123 concerts grossing over $125 million
- January 30:
At the American Music Awards, Michael is presented with the video Pioneer Award presented by his friend Eddy Murphy.
The single “Leave Me Alone” was released in Europe .
- February 7:
Michael visited the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California after a man opened fire on children.
- February 13:
Michael accepted two Brits Awards via satellite.
- February 14:
Michael’s publicist Lee Solters announced that Michael and his manager Frank Dileo are to part company.
- February 27:
Michael was on the cover of Jet magazine.
The Black Radio Exclusive Humanitarian Award was presented to Michael at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California
- March 5:
Michael took 200 disadvantaged children to Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara and to Neverland.
Michael was on the cover of Ebony magazine.
Michael recorded the video for “Liberian Girl” featuring many guest stars such as Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones, John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Rosanna Arquette, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, David Copperfield, Corey Feldman & Bubbles. The video was dedicated to Liz Taylor.
- April 12:
Michael attended the 3rd Soul Train Awards where he was presented the Heritage Award & Sammy Davis Jr Award from Eddie Murphy & Elizabeth Taylor.
Another award was presented to Michael by Mike Tyson.
- April 14:
At the 2nd World Music Awards in , Michael accepted two awards from Whitney Houston via satellite from Neverland.
- June 13:
Michael did a second sitting to sculptor David Goode in Los Angeles for the latest Madame Tussaud’s wax figure.
- June 23:
“2300 Jackson Street”, the new Jackson album was released by Epic. Michael only participates to the title song which is a tribute to Joe & Katherine with all the children (except Marlon & LaToya) & grandchildren sing and appear in the video shot during a Family Day at Tito’s home.
Two years after the promotion began, “Liberian Girl”, the ninth & last single of the Bad album was released in Europe.
- July 4:
Michael attended Diana Ross’s Motown home-coming party with super-model Beverly Johnson.
- July 28:
Michael became the newsest claymation member of the Raisin Family by appearing in their new TV commercial called Michael Raisin.
- September 13:
Michael attended a press conference to announce a new endorsement deal with L.A Gear under the special marketing campaign Unstoppable.
- September 22:
Michael received the Humanitarian Award at the 8th annual Best Of Washington Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Sheraton Washington Hotel.
Michael went back to the Gardner Elementary School in Hollywood where he attended sixth grade. The school renames his auditotorium “The Michael Jackson Auditorium”. Michael gave a speech to thank his former teacher Mrs Gerstin & former tutor, Rose Fine who attend the event.
- November 10:
The Jackson Family were interviewed on Donahue (Michael & LaToya do not appear)
- November 13:
Michael sang “You Were There” during the taping of the Sammy Davis Jr 6Oth Anniversary TV Special.
Michael attended the world class boxing fight between Sugar Ray Leonard & Roberto Duran at the Mirage Hotel.
Michael was on the cover of Vanity Fair with exclusive pictures by Annie Leibovitz
- December 6:
Michael made a surprise appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show to present Eddie Murphy with the MTV’s Humour God Of The 80’s Award. Murphy then presented Michael with the award for Thrillers as The Greatest Video In The History Of The World.
- December 19:
Michael visits F.A.O Schwartz toy store in Manhattan . He then went to Radio City Music Hall with several children to see the Christmas Spectacular.
- December 28:
- December 31:
Michael was presented with a scroll proclaiming him Best Selling Male Singer of the 80’s as part of the Cilla Black ITV Show “Goodbye to the 8O’s”