1925 – Born in Detroit. American psychologist.
– He became interested in the science of linguistics, which borders on disciplines he was deeply interested in: philosophy, literature, and history.
– He became an instructor and then assistant professor at Harvard.
1957 – He left Harvard for a position at M.I.T., where he wrote his monumental Words and Things.
1960 – He became a full professor of psychology at M.I.T.
1962 – Brown accepted a professorship at Harvard, where he became the John Lindsley Professor in Memory of William James.
1965 – He completed his textbook, Social Psychology.
1967 – He was the chairman of social relations department at Harvard University.
1996 – He wrote "Words and Things", textbook "Social Psychology", and the autobiography "Against My Better Judgment: An Intimate Memoir by an Eminent Gay Psychologist".
1997 – Died on December 11th in Cambridge at the age of 72.