1911 – He was born on the 13th of January in in Dannevirke, New Zealand.
1913 – His family left for Australia, moving to Kingaroy in southeastern Queensland.
1933 – He began work on the family’s newly acquired second property at land-clearing and peanut farming.
1946 – He was elected as Country Party member for Nanango in the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
1950-1987 – He was member for Barambah.
1957 – Bjelke-Petersen married Florence Gilmour.
1963 – He became Queensland works and housing minister.
1968 – He became Premier of Queensland on 8th of August.
1976 – He replaced Ray Whitrod as Commissioner.
– In June, he blocked the proposed sale of a pastoral property on the Cape York Peninsula.
1982 – Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, thousands of protesters demonstrated in the streets of Brisbane.
1984 – He created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, for "services to parliamentary democracy".
1991 – Bjelke Petersen faced criminal trial for perjury.
2003 – He re-appeared in the public spotlight when he filed a lawsuit seeking $338 million.
2005 – He died on the 23rd of April and was buried at his property "Bethany" at Kingaroy.