1930 – Born in Kaunas, Lithuania on the 12th of September.
1947 – He emigrated to Palestine, where he served in the pre-state Israeli army, learned Hebrew, passed high school equivalence exam, and studied for a year at Hebrew University.
1957 – His classic Ph.D. dissertation, Hybrid Corn: An Exploration in the Economics of Technological Change.
1961 – He served on the Stigler Commission and the Boskin Commission.
1965 – Zvi Griliches won the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal.
– He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1969 – He was one of editors of the journal Econometrica.
1975 – Griliches served as the President of the Econometric Society.
– The National Academy of Sciences.
1993 – The President of the American Economic Association.
1996 – The Boskin Commission.
1999 – Died on the 4th of November.