1916 – Born in New York City on the 15th of February.
1939 – The year of his marriage, he initiated the distribution of Penguin Books in the United States.
1945 – He Ballantines were involved in the formation of Bantam Books.
1952 – He was the first president of Bantam.
1970 – Lin Carter edited their Ballantine Adult Fantasy series of classics by H.P. Lovecraft and others.
1973 – Ballantine Books was acquired by Random House, the Ballantines became freelance consulting editors and publishers.
1984 – Ian and Betty Ballantine won two World Fantasy Awards.
1995 – Died of a heart attack on the 9th of March.