1922 – Born on May 7th in San Joaquin, California. A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances.
1944 – Married to Malanie York on March 20th.
1945 – He debuted on screen in an uncredited role in A Song to Remember.
1955-1964 – He was regularly guest-starring in dozens of TV shows, including "Gunsmoke", "Dr. Kildare", "Mission: Impossible" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".
1965-1970 – McGavin stayed continually employed throughout the 1960s, appearing in such films as The Great Sioux Massacre, The Outsider (TV), The Challengers (TV) and Tribes (TV).
– Married to Kathie Browne on December 31st.
1974 – He is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".
1983 – He endeared himself to to a whole new generation of fans with his superb performance as the vitriolic, yet buffoonish, father in the delightful Christmas classic A Christmas Story.
1988-1990 – The opportunity arose for McGavin to play another somewhat stern, yet comedic, father figure, this time as "Bill Brown" to Candice Bergen in the much loved sitcom "Murphy Brown".
2006 – Died on February 25th in Los Angeles, California.
2007 – Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards.