1941 - Jerry Spinelli was born on the 1st of February.
1945 - Bill Jerry's brother was born on the 29th of July.
1948 - Jerry Spinelli goes to school in his cowboy outfit.
1950 - His family got his first T.V. a 12in Magnavox when he had kidney illness in 3rd grade.
1953 - He entered the Hartrafant Elementary spelling bee and got out with the word lacquer spelling it
1953 - He came 1st in the 50 yard dash for Hartrafant Elementary.
1954 - At Stewart Junior High he astonished his shop teacher Mr. Rohn withe his excellent drawings and lettering.
- He won Palmer Method penmanship certificates and was declared outstanding boy pinmiester.
1955 - He had perfect attendance at Sunday School.
1956 - He starts writing at the age of 15.
1957 - His dog Lucky died he got run over by a car.
1963 - He graduate at Gettysburg College.
1964 - He earned an MA from Johns Hopkins University.
1966-1972 - He served in the United States Navy Reserve.
1977 - He married his wife Eileen.
1982 - He publishes his first book("Space Station Seventh Grade").
1990 - He won the Boston Globe Award.
1991 - He won the Newberry Medal for "Maniac Magee".
1991 - He won Newberry Medal for the most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children.
1992 - He won the D.C. Fishes Award.
2005 - One of his books "Star Girl" was made into a movie.
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