1914 – He was born this year in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family.
1942 – He met Ann de Chira, an Italian American then working at an advertising firm.
1945 – He married Ann de Chira this year and had two children.
1952 – He wrote the novel The Natural.
1958 – He wrote The Magic Barrel
1963 – He also wrote the novel The Jewbird.
1966 – His best-known novel The Fixer, won the Award.
1986 – He died on the 18th day of March this year because of heart attack at the age of 71.