1904 – Born in the town of Odessa, in the Russian Empire, now in Ukraine on the 4th of March.
1922 – He was educated at the Novorossiya University in Odessa.
1923 – The University of Leningrad.
1928 – He then worked at the Theoretical Physics Institute of the University of Copenhagen, with a break to work with Ernest Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
– Gamow had solved the theory of the alpha decay of a nucleus via tunnelling.
1932 – His first two attempts to defect with his wife, Lyubov Vokhminzeva and involved attempting to kayak: first a 250 kilometer paddle over the Black Sea to Turkey and then from Murmansk to Norway. Poor weather foiled both attempts.
1933 – The two tried a less dramatic approach Gamow managed to obtain permission for himself and his wife to attend the Solvay Conference for physicists in Brussels.
1934 – They moved to the United States.
– He began working at George Washington University.
1940 – Gamow became a naturalized American.
1948 – Gamow produced an important cosmogony paper with his student Ralph Alpher, which was published as "The Origin of Chemical Elements".
1954 – Gamow remained in Washington, then worked at University of California, Berkeley.
1956 – Remained University of Colorado at Boulder.
1968 – On the 19th of August, George Gamow died at age 64 in Boulder, Colorado, and was buried there in Green Mountain Cemetery.