1910 – Adamson was born Joy Friedericke Victoria Gessner in Opava, Czech Republic (formerly Troppau, Austria) on January 20, 1910.
1955 – Appeared in the British television crime drama titled "The Vise". Studied and painted animals in the wild.
1980 – On January 3, 1980, Adamson was murdered by his employee.
List of Books written by Adamson:
Born Free: A lioness of two worlds (1960)
Living Free: The story of Elsa and her cubs (1966)
Forever Free: Elsa’s Pride (1964)
The Spotted Sphinx (1969)
Pippa: The Cheetah and her Cubs (1970)
Joy Adamson’s Africa (1972)
Pippa’s Challenge (1972)
Peoples of Kenya (1975)
The searching spirit: An autobiography (1978)
Queen of Shaba: The Story of an African Leopard (1980)
Friends from the Forest (1980)