1896 – He was born in Melbourne, Australia on the 28th of August.
1940 – He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Melbourne.
1945 – He became Minister for Immigration in Ben Chifley’s government.
1947 – He signed an agreement with the United Nations Refugee Organisation to accept displaced persons from European countries ravaged by war.
1949 – He left office when the Liberals, led by Robert Menzies, defeated Chifley.
1951 – After Chifley’s death, Dr H.V. Evatt became the Labor leader, and Calwell became his Deputy.
1960 – He served as Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
1966 – On 21st of June, he addressed an anti-conscription rally at Mosman Town Hall in Sydney.
1967 – He resigned as Labor leader.
1972 – He died on the 8th of July and he was given a state funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.