1907 – Born on the 9th of July in Sonora, California.
1933 – Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.
– His first work posing as a hobo for the Works Progress Administration and riding the rails to observe the Depression’s impact on the country’s vagrant population.
1954-1960 – Authored the six-volume Modern Trials.
1964 – His best-known case, Belli represented Jack Ruby, for free, after Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
1965 – Belli enjoyed his frequent television and movie appearances, he told an interviewer for Playboy that he "might have been an actor" if he had not become an attorney.
– On the 14th of March, Ruby was convicted of ‘murder with malice’, and received a death sentence.
1968 – Belli appeared in an episode, "And the Children Shall Lead", of Star Trek.
1970 – Appeared in The Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter.
1976 – Co-wrote autobiography "My Life on Trial: An Autobiography".
1996 – Died on the 9th of July because of pancreatic cancer.
– He also defense lawyer for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Jack Ruby, and Lenny Bruce.
– Pioneer of high-settlement civil damage and personal injury lawsuits.