1911 – Born in Schenectady, New York, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1965 – Wrote novel "In the Heat of the Night".
1971 – John Ball’s The First Team, written, concerned the idea that the USA has been invaded by the Soviet Union without the USSR having to fire a shot.
– He wrote for a number of magazines and newspapers, including the Brooklyn Eagle.
– He worked part-time as a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, was trained in martial arts, and was a nudist.
1988 – John Dudley Ball lived in Encino, California, and died.