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Nathaniel Sidney Hardy, Jr. is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He will find success as a composer and keyboardist, working with artists including Chic, Madonna and Debbie Harry, as well as pursuing an acclaimed solo career.
Austrian House music producer, remixer and DJ Peter Rauhofer is born in Vienna, Austria, Europe. He will spend much of his time in New York City, USA, remixing for Depeche Mode, Madonna, Seal, Funky Green Dogs, Kylie Minogue and others. He will also make use of several aliases including House Heroes and Sizequeen.
Michael Colombier dies in Santa Monica, California, USA, aged 65. He had enjoyed a successful career as a film score composer, with movies including Against All Odds, The Golden Child and The Money Pit. He had also worked with several rock acts, notably Prince on his film Purple Rain and Madonna on her film Swept Away.
Everybody by Madonna reaches No3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the USA but fails to enter the Hot 100 singles chart.
The Madonna single Vogue has its video premiered on MTV in the USA.
The maxi-single version of Vogue by Madonna is released in the USA.
The single Keep It Together by Madonna is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. for sales of 500,000 units in the USA.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
Madonna and Warren Beatty attend the premiere of the movie Dick Tracy in Washington DC, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the third of four (non-consecutive) nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Madonna begins the European leg of her Blonde Ambition tour with a show at Eriksberg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
When Madonna decides to go jogging in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, she finds herself pursued by tabloid journalists.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
The Madonna single, Hanky Panky, peaks at No2 in the UK and No10 in the USA.
The hit single Hanky Panky by Madonna is certified gold (for shipment of 500,000 units) by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Madonna's steamy hotel bedroom video for Justify My Love is banned by MTV.
Madonna's Justify My Love video, recently banned by MTV, is aired in full on ABC-tv's Nightline.
Justify My Love by Madonna reaches No2 in the UK singles chart.
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Madonna spends $10,000 on having a solid gold tooth fitted into the front of her top row of teeth.
Madonna rings UK record producer/recording artist William Orbit to ask if he would like to work on her forthcoming album. As yet un-named, it will eventually be released as Ray Of Light.
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Madonna treads the boards of the Wyndham Theatre, London, UK, starring in the play Up For Grabs, which opens today.
In a statement posted at her website, Madonna launches an attack on President George Bush of the USA, saying, “Our greatest risk is not terrorism and it's not Iraq or the ‘Axis of Evil.’ Our greatest risk is a lack of leadership, a lack of honesty and a complete lack of consciousness."
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, is opened by Paul McCartney and U2 performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, followed by among others Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, REM, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers, Mariah Carey and Snow Patrol, before Pink Floyd took the stage as the penultimate act of the night.
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Madonna's controversial adoption of David Banda, a one year old boy, in Malawi, is approved by Malawian high court judge Andrew Nyirenda who issues an interim order allowing the superstar to take custody of the child.
When Michael Jackson makes a rare live appearance at the World Music Awards in London, UK, his performance is heavily criticised. During the event, he is given the Diamond Award, recognising artists who have sold more than 100m records. Other winners on the night include Madonna [world's best pop artist], Nelly Furtado [best pop/rock], Nickelback [best rock group], Beyonce [best R'n'B], Kanye West [best rap/hip-hop] and James Blunt [best new artist].
On her Sticky And Sweet tour, when Madonna over-runs the venue's curfew by forty minutes at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, she is fined more than $250,000.
It being April Fools day, Los Angeles radio station Latino 96.3 hoaxes listeners by announcing the impending marriage of Michael Jackson and Madonna, complete with impersonators of the happy couple phoning the station to confirm the news.
On her Sticky & Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at the Estadio Vincente Calderon, Madrid, Spain.
It is reported that Madonna has been forced to cancel a scheduled concert on her Sticky And Sweet Tour in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe, after failing to sell even 10% of the tickets for the show.
Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Madonna, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Beyonce attend the 2011 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA.
Police in Zaragoza, Spain, Europe, arrest a 31-year-old man and charge him with illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song, Give Me All Your Love, on the internet in November.
Robert Dewey Hoskins, a potentially violent escapee from a mental health facility in Norwalk, California, USA is reported to be back in police custody after being found in Long Beach, California. Hoskins was convicted of stalking Madonna in the 90s.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Estadio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Stade Roi-Baudouin, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Plains of Abraham Site, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. During the show, she is booed when she urges her audience to vote to re-elect President Barack Obama. Members of the audience are also seen to walk out.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays at the Parque dos Atletas, Rio De Janiero, South America.
Madonna attends The Madonna and Steven Klein secretprojectrevolution at The Gagosian Gallery, New York City, USA.
Singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen plays at Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, when Madonna over-runs the venue's curfew at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, staff cut off the power to the stage, forcing her to end the show in darkness.
Madonna attends the 5th Annual Sean Penn And Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at The Montage Hotel, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. During the event Madonna performs a cover of the Edith Piaf song La Vie En Rose.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at AsiaWorld Arena, Honk Kong, China, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Vector Arena, New Zealand, Oceania.
Kesha is presented with the Trailblazer Award at Billboard magazine's Women In Music ceremony, held at Pier 36, New York City, USA. At the same event, Madonna scoops The Woman of the Year award and Shania Twain is given the Icon award.