Jan. 14, 1984 We first met Madonna in 1982, but it was by 1984 that she was a household name. When Dick Clark called her over following her "American Bandstand" performance that same year, the host asked her what her dreams are, to which she responded, "To rule the world." There's proof dreams do true.
Circa 2000 Around the time she started dating English filmmaker Guy Ritchie, Madonna also began donning a British accent that drew snickers across the world. The European inflections still come and go today, but watch this 2006 clip to see the unexpected dialect in full force.