1910 – Celebrezze was born in Anzi, Italy, on the 4th of September.
– He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
1936 – He attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, where he received a J.D. and Celebrezze passed the bar and began working for the Ohio Unemployment Commission.
1950 – Celebrezze ran for a seat on the Ohio State Senate and won.
1951 – He served as an Ohio state senator.
1953 – Celebrezze was mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
1958 – He sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Ohio, but lost to Michael DiSalle.
1960 – He launched the Erieview urban renewal plan, designed by architect I. M. Pei. The most prominent result of the plan was the Erieview Tower.
1962-1965 – Celebrezze served in the cabinets of presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, as the U.S. Secretary for Health, Education, and Welfare.
1965 – President Johnson appointed Celebrezze to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
1998 – He died on the 29th of October was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio.