1934 - Born on the 10th of April in New York City.
1955 - Halberstam graduated from Harvard University with a degree in journalism and started his career writing for the Daily Times Leader in West Point, Mississippi.
1950 - Writing for the Nashville Tennesseean, he covered the beginnings of the American Civil Rights Movement.
1960 - He covered the Vietnam War for the New York Times, where his reporting caused U.S. president John F. Kennedy to request he be transferred to another bureau.
1963 - He received a George Polk Award for his reporting at the New York Times.
- He won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the war.
1968 - He is interviewed in documentary film on the Vietnam War entitled In the Year of the Pig.
1972 - The Best and the Brightest.
1979 - Halberstam plunged right into another "big" book and published an informative book about some of the major media outlets in America.
1980 - An escaped convict from New York, Bernard C. Welch, Jr., murdered Halberstam's brother, Michael, a Washington, D.C. cardiologist. Halberstam does not comment publicly about this incident.
1999 - Halberstam turned to the subjects of sports, publishing an ambitious book on Michael Jordan in called Playing for Keeps and on the pennant race battle between the Yankees and Red Sox called Summer of '49.
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