1896 – He was born Nathan Birnbaum on the 20th day of January this year in New York City.
1923 – He normally partnered with a girl, sometimes in an adagio dance routine, sometimes comic patter. Though he had an apparent flair for comedy, he never quite clicked with any of his partners, until he met a young Irish Catholic lady Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in this year.
1926 – They fell in love and were married this year in Cleveland, Ohio.
1932 – He and Grace their own show and radio audience, first airing on February 15, 1932 and concentrating on their classic stage routines plus sketch comedy in which the Burns and Allen style was woven into different little scenes.
1977 – He made another hit film, Oh, God!, playing the omnipotent title role opposite singer John Denver.
1988 – He received the Kennedy Center Honors.
1996 – Just forty-nine days after his milestone birthday, he died in his Beverly Hills home. His funeral was held on the 12th of March at the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather church in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale.