1936 – Born on the 23rd of April in Vernon, Texas.
1949 – He Organized his first band, "The Wink Westerners". The band appeared weekly on KERB radio in Kermit, Texas.
1954 – He graduated from Wink High School.
1955 – He attended North Texas State College in Denton, Texas for a year.
1956 – He achieved his first commercial success with "Ooby Dooby", written by Orbison’s friends from college.
1963 – He headlined a European tour with The Beatles.
1964 – He maintained his success as the British Invasion swept America.
1985 – He recorded Wild Hearts for the Nic Roeg film Insignificance, released on the ZTT Records label.
1987 – He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1988 – He suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting his mother in the Nashville, Tennessee.
– He died on the 6th of December in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA.