1902 – Born in Bucharest on the 22nd of September.
1938 – Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre, best remembered for their radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds.
1946 – Houseman produced more than two dozen films, including the film noir, The Blue Dahlia.
1973 – He first became widely known to the public, however, for his Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase, a role which he reprised in the television series of the same name.
1975-1978 – Houseman also played Energy Corporation Executive Bartholomew in the film Rollerball and parodied Sydney Greenstreet in the Neil Simon film, The Cheap Detective.
1980 – Houseman was also known for his role as grandfather Edward Stratton II in Silver Spoons, which starred Rick Schroder, and for his commercials for brokerage Smith Barney, which featured the catchphrase, "They make money the old fashioned way…they earn it."
– He also made a guest appearance in John Carpenter’s movie The Fog as Mr. Machen.
1983 – He played the Jewish professor Aaron Jastrow in the miniseries The Winds of War.
1988 – Died on the 31st of October.