1901 - Born in Island Pond, Vermont on the 28th of July .
1917 - He felt that Uncle Sam needed one more brave young man in World War I, but was discharged when the Navy authorities found out that he was only 15.
- He enlisted in Portland, Maine on the 29th, under the false birthdate.
1918 - He was discharged at the Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island.
1924-1925 - He played with the "Savoy Havana Band" in London. He then returned to the States to obtain a degree in Philosophy from Yale and to form his own band, "Rudy Vallee and the Connecticut Yankees."
1928 - Vallee was given a recording contract, he started performing on the radio.
1929 - Vallee did his first film, The Vagabond Lover. His first films were made to cash in on his singing popularity.
1930-1940 - Vallee continued hosting popular radio variety shows.
1943 - Vallee's last significant hit song was the reissue of the melancholic ballad "As Time Goes By" from the soundtrack of Casablanca.
1944 - Vallee performed with the Coast Guard Band entertaining U.S. troops with this forty-piece orchestra.
1955 - Vallee displayed his comedic abilities in Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, co-starring Jane Russell, Alan Young, and Jeanne Crain.
1960 - He appeared in the campy Batman television show as the character "Lord Marmaduke Fogg".
1944 - He was married briefly to the much-younger and sexy actress Jane Greer, but that ended in divorce.
1986 - Died on the 3rd of July at the age of 84, and he was interred in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery, Westbrook, Maine, from which his headstone was stolen.
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