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.