1937 – He was born Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC on the 17th day of December this year in Australia.
1962 – He was often the centre of controversy. One of the earliest incidents occurred this year, when his father was trying to take over the Anglican Press, a small publisher run by Francis James. Federal Attorney-General Lionel Bowen formally dismissed the charges.
1987 – He made a fortune at the expense of disgraced tycoon Alan Bond. It was widely reported that he sold Bond the Nine Network at the record price of AUD$ 1.05 billion in this year, and then bought it back three years later for a mere $250 million.
1990 - While playing polo at Warwick Farm, Sydney, he suffered a heart attack that left him clinically dead for six minutes. Packer was still revived.
2001 - The Packer family's business reputation suffered a blow when One.Tel, a telephone company that his son James Packer had invested in, collapsed in this year.
2004 - Business Review Weekly magazine estimated Packer's net worth at AUD$ 6.5 billion ($6.5 billion; about USD $ 4.7 billion).
2005 – He died on the 26th of December this year. At the time of his death, Packer was the richest and one of the most influential men in Australia
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