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Ball, Harvey Ross

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2001 AD
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1921 – Born on the 10th of July in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

1959 – Started his own business, Harvey Ball Advertising.

 

1973 – Retired as a Brigadier General.

 

1979 – He retired as a full colonel.

 

1999 – Awarded the Bronze Star for heroism during the Battle of Okinawa.

 

He was awarded the Veteran of the Year award from the Worcester Veterans Council.

 

1963 – He invented the Smiley.

 

1971 – Smiley Face buttons were sold, and the smiley has been described as an international icon.

 

2001 – Died on 12th of April because of liver failure.