1934 – Alan Arthur Bates was born 17th of February in Allestree,Derby.
Earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he studied before leaving to join the Royal Air Force.
1956 – Debuted on stage in the West End, starring in Look Back in Anger, a role which made him a star.
1960 – Appeared in The Entertainer, his first film role.
– Starred in Whistle Down the Wind, and in the Bernard Malamud film The Fixer, which gave him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
1970 – He was married to the actress Victoria Ward.
1973 – Won the Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Butley.
Starred in such international hit films as Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd, Zorba the Greek, The Go-Between, An Unmarried Woman and Women in Love.
1992 – He won his second Tony Awards for Best Performance by an Actor for statuette for Fortune’s Fool.
1996 – Bates was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and was knighted in 2003.
2003 – Alan Arthur Bates died 27th of December because of pancreatic cancer.