1943 – Born on the 14th of May in Isafjorour, Iceland.
1962 – He studied economics and political science at the University of Manchester.
– He was a professor at the University of Iceland for political science, served as Member of Althing.
1974 – He married Guorun Katrin Porbergsdottir.
1988 – He was the Minister of Finance and served as chairman of the left People’s Alliance.
2004 – He became the first president to use the authorization given in the 26th article of the Icelandic Constitution.