Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1929 – Born on the 17th of December.
1955-1960 – He was a public relations executive.
1968 – Wrote collections Safire’s Political Dictionary.
1973 – Safire joined the New York Times as a political columnist.
1978 – He won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary on Bert Lance’s alleged budgetary irregularities.
1979 – Wrote weekly "On Language" column for The New York Times.
1980 – On Language.
1988 – You Could Look It Up.
1992 – Bill Clinton, Safire became one of the leading critics of Clinton’s administration.
1995 – Safire has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board.
2000 – Safire became the full-time chief executive of the Dana Foundation where he has been chairman.
2005 – He is a staunch defender of Israel and for this reason received the Guardian of Zion Award of Bar-Ilan University.
2006 – Safire was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.