1926 – Born in London on the 16th of February.
– He went on to work in television as an actor after graduating from Balliol College, Oxford.
1962-1963 – His first two movies, A Kind of Loving and Billy Liar were concerned with the life of characters based in the North of England.
1965 – His third Darling described tartly the modern urban way of life in London and was one of the first films about swinging London.
1967 – Schlesinger’s next movie was Far From the Madding Crowd.
1969 – Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy was internationally acclaimed and it won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.
1971 – Sunday Bloody Sunday.
1975 – The Day of the Locust.
1976 – Marathon Man.
1979 – Yanks.
1990 – Pacific Heights.
1991 – A Question of Attribution.
1993 – The Innocent.
1998 – Schlesinger underwent a quadruple heart bypass.
2000 – The Next Best Thing.
2003 – He was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs on the 24th of July by his life partner, photographer, Michael Childers. Schlesinger died early the following day at the age of 77.