Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
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1920 – Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on the 22nd of August.
1932 – He attributes his lifelong daily writing habit to the day in when a carnival entertainer, Mr. Electrico, touched him with an electrified sword, made his hair stand on end, and shouted, "Live forever!"
1938 – Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High School in but chose not to attend college.
1938 – He began to publish science fiction stories in fanzines.
– Ray was invited by Forrest J Ackerman to attend the now legendary Clifton’s Cafeteria Science Fiction Club.
1939 – He launched his own fanzine, titled Futuria Fantasia, and wrote most of its four issues, each limited to under a hundred copies.
1941 – His first paid piece was for the pulp magazine Super Science Stories, for which he earned $15.
1942 – He became a full-time writer by the end.
1947 – His first book, Dark Carnival, a collection of short works, was published by Arkham House.
1950 – He wrote short story collections "The Martian Chronicles".
1951 – He wrote the "The Illustrated Man".
1953 – His novels "Fahrenheit 451".
1957 – His novels "Dandelion Wine".
1985-1992 – Bradbury hosted a syndicated anthology television series, The Ray Bradbury Theater, for which he adapted 65 of his stories.
1996 – He wrote short story collections "Quicker Than the Eye" 1996,