1916 – Born on the 6th of December.
1947 – He served as a director of the The National Museum of Iceland.
1957 – He was awarded a doctorate for his research into pagan burials in Iceland.
1966 – He hosted a series of educational TV programs on the Icelandic National Television.
1968 – He served as a 3rd president of Iceland.
1972 – He was re-elected as a president of Iceland.
1976 – He decided not to run for another term as a president.
1982 – He died on the 14th of September in Reykjavik, Iceland.