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Madonna

John Giddings is born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK. He will become one of the world's most successful music agents and promotors, responsible for tours by artists including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Genesis, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
24-year-old movie star and rebel without a clue James Dean dies when his Porsche collides with another vehicle at a crossroads on Route 466 in California, USA. His legend will inspire mentions in popular songs by The Eagles, Taylor Swift, Don McLean, Madonna, David Essex, R.E.M. and more.
The Beatles single Lady M adonna/The Inner Light, is released in Sweden, Europe, on Parlophone Records. It will peak at No1, spending eleven weeks in the Swedish chart.
Madonna releases her debut single, Everybody, on Sire Records in the USA.
Madonna appears nude in issues of the magazines Penthouse and Playboy published today.
Playboy and Penthouse magazines both go on sale featuring nude pictures of Madonna.
The album Like A Virgin by Madonna is awarded a seven-times platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Madonna's Like A Prayer wins the Viewers' Choice Award at the sixth Annual MTV Music Video Awards, in Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Cure and The Cult play live. Orange Crush by R.E.M.wins Best Post-Modern Video.
The Top Five Billboard chart singles in the USA are all by female artists, with the No1 position being held by Madonna's Vogue. The other songs are by Sinead O'Connor, Heart, Wilson Phillips and Janet Jackson.
Vogue by Madonna is s certified platinum, for shipment of one million units, by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the third of four (non-consecutive) nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Madonna is named the top-earning female entertainer of 1990 by Forbes magazine with an estimated annual income of $39m.
Madonna begins filming a video for her latest single, American Pie, in London, UK, with director Phillip Stolzl.
Music by Madonna tops the UK albums chart, selling 115,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Forbes Magazine lists Britney Spears as the world's No1 most powerful celebrity. Other music stars further down the list include Madonna, U2, 'N Sync and Mariah Carey.
On her Sticky And Sweet tour Madonna plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On her Sticky And Sweet tour Madonna plays at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is reported that Ashcombe House, Madonna's historic South Wiltshire home for seven years, will go to her estranged film director husband Guy Ritchie as part of their divorce settlement.
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.
Madonna attends the Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island, New York.
While on a week-long charity tour of Malawi, Africa, Madonna lays the first brick symbolising the commencement of the construction of her US$15m Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
Madonna spends the evening out clubbing in London, UK.
While Jay-Z is performing at The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Amy Winehouse tries to move near to Prince Harry at the side of the stage but she is prevented from getting too close by the young royal's security men. Madonna is also spotted backstage.
Retired fire-fighter and obsessive Madonna fan Robert Linhart is arrested after placing signs on his car roof professing his love for Madonna outside her apartment in Upper West Side, New York City, USA.
Robert Dewey Hoskins, who was convicted of stalking Madonna in the 90s, escapes from a mental health facility in Norwalk, California, USA. Police later describe him as highly psychotic and violent when not taking his medication.
It is announced that Madonna's upcoming album, MDNA has ascended to the pre-order top spot on iTunes stores in fifty countries and has broken the record for the largest one day pre-order of any album in iTunes history.
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.
Madonna releases her twelfth studio album, MDNA in Germany and Australia.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy, 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 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
With 17.8m sales to her credit, Madonna is declared by The Official Charts Company to have been the top-selling female artist of the last sixty years in Britain. The newly-released statistics show that Madonna's tally is over six million more than second place Rihanna [11.4m], with Kylie Minogue coming third [10.2m].
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On the North American leg of her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Retired firefighter Robert Linhart, who was arrested in 2010 for stalking Madonna outside her New York City, USA, apartment, is sentenced to three years' probation for resisting arrest by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Ward.
Austrian House music producer, remixer and DJ Peter Rauhofer dies of the effects of a recently-diagnosed brain tumour. Based in New York City, USA, Rauhofer remixed for Depeche Mode, Madonna, Seal, Funky Green Dogs, Kylie Minogue and others. He also made use of several aliases including House Heroes and Sizequeen.
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
Madonna's Rebel Heart tour begins with the first of two nights at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
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.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Studio City Event Center, Macau, China, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their Live On Earth 2016 World Tour B.A.P. play at Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
In a Facebook posting, Ted Nugent attacks Madonna for her anti-Donald Trump stance and recent statements.
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