1912 – Born in Rochester, New York on the 24th of November.
1938 – His first film A Man to Remember, listed as one of the best top ten film by The New York Times.
1942 – In collaboration with his wife, actress Ruth Gordon, writing the classic Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn film comedies
1955 – Directing the play The Diary of Anne Frank, which ran for 717 performances.
1964 – Directing the musical Funny Girl, which ran for 1348 performances.
– He was a colleague of Thornton Wilder, who mentored him, and an admirer of the work of Frank Capra. Kanin said "I’d rather be Capra than God, if there is a Capra."
1990 – The widower Kanin married the actress Marian Seldes, who survives him. Kanin died at age 86 in New York City of undisclosed causes.
1999 – Died on the 13th of March.