1940 - Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on the 22nd of July. 1958 - He was educated by the Jesuits before graduating from Toronto's Malvern Collegiate Institute, and later the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy.
1966 - He started hosting the high school quiz show Reach for the Top. 1970 - He hosted "Jackpot!".
1973 - He moved to the United States and worked for NBC as host of a new game show, The Wizard of Odds.
1982 - He was given the chance to host a pilot episode of Starcade.
1984 - He also hosted game shows such as Battlestars and Pitfall before he was chosen to host the revived version of the game show Jeopardy!.
1991 - He became the only host in United States TV history to helm three daily national game shows at once Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth.
1990 - He is divorced from his first wife, Elaine Callei.
- He has been married to his second wife, Jean Currivan-Trebek, a real estate businesswoman and the mother of his two children,on the 3rd of April. 1991 - He was also a celebrity guest at the World Wrestling Federation's annual event Wrestlemania VII, on the 24th of March, where he served as a special guest announcer, interviewing wrestlers
1998 - He became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
2001 - Shaves off trademark mustache
2004 - Injured in a traffic accident.
2007- Suffers a mild heart attack
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