Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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1931 – Bunning was born in Southgate, Kentucky on the 23rd of October.
1949 – He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and later received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Xavier University.
1955 – Jim Bunning’s first game as a major league pitcher was on the 20th of July.
– He was the pitcher for Detroit Tigers.
1964-1967 – He became pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies.
– He was a pitched perfect game playing for Philadelphia Phillies against New York (1st perfect game by a National League pitcher).
1968 – He was a pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates.
1969 – He was pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers.
1970 – He was the 1st pitcher since Cy Young to have won 100 games in major leagues.
1979-1983 – He became a member of Kentucky senate.
1987 – He Representative from Kentucky.
1999 – He became Senator from Kentucky.
2006 – In April, he was selected by Time as one of "America’s Five Worst Senators.
– On the 6th of December, Bunning was one of only two senators (along with Rick Santorum), to vote against the confirmation of Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.