1921 – He was born on the 22nd of February in American Fork, Utah, U.S.
1944 – Booth attended Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1947 – The University of Chicago, where he became devoted to Neo-Aristotelian critical methods while studying with R.S. Crane.
1961 – His influential first book, The Rhetoric of Fiction.
1962 – He served as Professor of University of Chicago.
1974 – He produced Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent, a plea for reasoned assent in the educational community that was prompted by events on the Chicago campus.
1979 – He wrote "Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism".
1981-1982 – He served as Modern Language Association President.
1988 – He wrote "The Company We Keep’ and The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions.
1990 – The Art of Deliberalizing: A Handbook for True Professionals.
1992 – He taught at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., and Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and then at the University of Chicago until his retirement.
1999 – He authored the "For the Love of It: Amateuring & Its Rivals".
2004 – The Rhetoric of Rhetoric: The Quest for Effective Communication.
2005 – He died on the 10th of October in Chicago, Illinois.