1937 – Born on the 28th of April in Al Awja.
1957 – He joined Ba’ath Socialist Party.
1968-1979 – He was the acting vice-president of Iraq.
– de facto leader of Iraq following heart attack of Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr)
1979-2003 – He became the president of Iraq.
1980 – Declared war on Iran.
1990 – Directed Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
1991 – Defeated in Gulf War and forced to withdraw from Kuwait.
1992 – Allegedly ordered assassination attempt on George Bush.
2003 – He was defeated and disappeared during Operation Iraqi Freedom , but subsequently found and arrested by coalition forces.
2006 – He was executed in an Iraqi army base in Kadhimiya on the 30th of December.