1990 ~ White House honors, Moonwalker Video game, LA Gear
Michael was presented with the MTV’s Video Vanguard Artist Of The Decade.
Michael visited Disneyworld in Florida .
- January 6:
Michael invited 82 abused children to Neverland.
- January 26:
- January 27:
Michael attended the American Cinema Awards where he receives the Entertainer Of The Decade Award from his guest Sophia Loren
- February 3:
Michael received a Role Model Award from Japan which he accepted via satellite.
- February 20:
- March 26:
Adrian Grant visits Michael at his Neverland ranch.
Wade Robson, a seven-year-old Australian boy was invited by Michael to come study singing and dancing with him. He and his mother Joy stay at Neverland and will become regular guests at the ranch.
- April 4:
Michael visited the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington DC with Ann Levin.
- April 5:
Michael met with President Bush at the White House Rose Garden ceremony to be honored as Entertainer Of The Decade by the Capital Children’s Museum.
Later, Michael attended a fund-raising dinner in his honor at the historic Merrywood Estate in McLean.
- April 7:
Michael arrived as one of the first guests at the Taj Mahal Casino of his friend Donald Trump.
- April 8:
Michael heard the news of the tragic death of his close friend Ryan White while at the Taj Mahal Casino. He left immediately with Donald Trump to travel to Ryan’s home in Indiana .
- April 11:
John Brown, a 14-year-old cancer sufferer was invited to Neverland to meet his Michael in person.
- May 8:
- May 16:
Sammy Davis Jr, a long time friend of Michael died of throat cancer. Michael was named as an honorary pallbearer along with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bill Cosby.
- June 3:
Michael collapsed while dancing at the Hideout. He is taken to St John Hospital of Los Angeles where he was treated for chest pains.
Elizabeth Taylor was being treated in the same hospital.
- June 8:
Michael left the hospital and went to Neverland.
- June 25 :
Michael started recording the “Dangerous” album at the Ocean Way/Record One Studio 2 in Los Angeles.
Michael attended the wedding of Berry Gordy to Grace Eaton in Santa Barbara .
45 sick children were invited to spend the day with Michael in Neverland
The first publicity pictures of Michael ‘LA Gear campaign began to circulate in magazines as well as the first TV commercial showing Michael dancing in the street with his niece Brandi.
Saga/Genesis releases the video game of Moonwaker.
- August 18:
Michael invited 130 children from the YMCA’s Summer Program to Neverland.
Michael was featured in a Quincy Jones documentary named Listen Up!
- September 12:
Michael attended the City Of Hope Gala in honor of CBS Record Division President, Tommy Mottola.
- September 14:
Katherine Jackson published her memoirs and gave an interview to Ebony magazine to promote it.