1949 - William Martin Joseph "Billy" Joel, son of Howard Joel and Rosalind Nyman was born on the 9th of May, in Bronx New York USA.
1966 - Joined a Long Island band called The Hassles.
1967 - The year he was suppose to graduate at Hicksville High School due to a English credit short.
1971 - Married business manager Elizabeth Weber on the 20th of May.
- Signed his first solo record contract with Artie Ripp of Family Productions and recorded his first solo album.
1983 - Divorced Elizabeth Weber on the 20th of July.
1985 - Second marriage with super model Christie Brinkley on the 23rd of March.
- His daughter Alexa Ray Joel was born on the 29th of December.
1991 - Received a Grammy Legend Award.
1994 - His marriage with Christie Brinkley in divorce on the 25th of August.
2002 - Entered Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut, due to alcohol abuse.
2004 - At the age of 54, married Katie Lee. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
2005 - Performed his last Broadway show on the 11th of December.
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