1932 - Born on the 10th of April in Alexandria, Egypt.
1953 - He began his acting career with a role in the Egyptian film.
1962 - His first English language film was Lawrence of Arabia, in which he played the Sherif Ali.
1965 - He also played the title role in the film, Doctor Zhivago by David Lean.
1953 - Sharif's first significant role in Siraa Fil-Wadi.
1955 - Our Best Days.
1958 - I Don't Sleep.
1959 - Lady of the Castle.
1961 - The River of Love.
1955 - He converted to Islam to marry renowned Egyptian actress Faten Hamama and took the name Omar al-Sharif.
1977 - Rumours that Sharif would have married actress Sohair Ramzi, have turned out to be untrue.
1992 - He is also both author and co-author of several books on bridge and has licensed his name to a bridge computer game; initially released in a DOS version.
2006 - He declared both pastimes as ended when he was asked if he still played bridge.
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