1947 – Born on the 8th of September.
1970 – Halldór earned a bachelor’s degree from the Co-operative College of Iceland, and became a certified public accountant.
1973 – He later completed graduate commerce studies at the Universities of Bergen and Copenhagen, and worked as a lecturer at the University of Iceland.
1974 – He represented the East constituency as a member of the Alþingi.
1983 – He has served in a large number of ministerial portfolios, namely as Minister for Fisheries, Minister of Justice.
1985 – Minister for Nordic Co-operation.
1988 – Ecclesiastical Affairs.
1995 – Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2004 – He took over as Prime Minister on the 15th of September, from the Independence Party leader, Davíð Oddsson, who had held the office for a record thirteen years.
2006 – In June, following poor results in municipal elections, Halldór announced his resignation as Prime Minister and stated that he intended to step down as leader of the Progressive Party in August 2006.
– Halldór Ásgrímsson’s successor as Progressive party leader was elected Jón Sigurðsson, minister of Industry and Commerce, at the party’s convention in August.
– On the 31st of October, Halldór was chosen as the new secretary general for the Nordic Council of Ministers.