1917 – Born on December 13th in New York City. American philosopher, educator, humanist and scholar.
1937-1946 – He graduated from Columbia Unversity and received his Ph.D.
1956 – He wrote "The Case for Modern Man".
1965-1967 – Frankel was assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs.
1970 – He became Old Dominion professor of philosophy and public affairs.
1972 – His works include The Faith of Reason, The Case for Modern Man, The Democratic Prospect, and Pleasures of Philosophy.
1977 – He founded National Humanities Center.
1979 – Died on May 10th in Bedford Hills, New York.
– He and his wife were murdered at home, in a robbery attempt.