1930 – Born on the 16th of July in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
1949 – Graduated at Douglas Business College, McKeesport, PA.
1951-1955 – Served in the United States Air Force.
1959 – Finished BS Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
1963 – Awarded JD, University of Florida.
1983 – Served as Representative from District of Florida.
1999 – Bilirakis wrote a letter in which he presented William Hammesfahr to the Norwegian Nobel Committee for consideration for the "Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine."
– His son Gus Bilirakis defeated Democrat Phyllis Busansky in the 2006 congressional race for the elder Bilirakis’s House seat.
2008 – He is considering a run for the Republican Presidential nomination.