1926 – Born on the 26th of May in Alton, Illinois.
1944 – The Billy Eckstine band visited St. Louis and he was taken on as third trumpet.
1948 – He served his apprenticeship as a sideman, both on stage and record.
1949 – Visited Europe for the first time and performed at Paris Jazz Festival in May.
1950-1955 – Davis mainly recorded as a leader for Prestige and Blue Note records.
1955 – Won the Down Beat Reader’s Poll.
1956 – Released as Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet and Cookin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet.
1957 – The eleven of the twelve were released as the album Birth of the Cool.
1960 – Received Grammy Award for Best Jazz Composition Of More Than Five Minutes Duration for Sketches of Spain.
1970 – Awarded as Best Jazz Performance, Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group for Bitches Brew by Grammy Award.
1982 – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for We Want Miles.
1984 – Sonning Award for Lifetime Achievement In Music (Copenhagen, Denmark).
1986 – Honorary Doctorate of Music (New England Conservatory).
1986 – Received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Tutu.
1989 – Became the Grammy Award Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist for Aura.
1989 – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band for Aura.
1991 – Died from a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure on 28th of September at the age of 65.
2006 – Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March.
Inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.