1895 – Born on the 2nd of October, in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
1918 – He married Betty Smith, a burlesque dancer and comedienne.
1924 – He started performing in an act with Betty.
– He began working with veteran comedians like Harry Steppe and Harry Evanson.
1930 – He crossed paths with Lou Costello in burlesque.
– He was producing and performing in Minsky’s Burlesque shows,
1936 – They formally teamed up with Costello and performed together in burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel shows,
1938 – They received national exposure for the first time by performing on the Kate Smith Hour radio
1940 – Universal signed Abbott and Costello for their first film, "One Night in the Tropics".
– Abbott and Costello were among the most popular and highest-paid stars in the world.
1950 – They brought their comedy to live television on the "Colgate Comedy Hour".
1957 – Abbott and Costello parted ways in July.
1959 – His partner, Lou Costello died on the 3rd of March.
1960 – He attempted to begin performing again,with a new partner, Candy Candido.
1961 – He performed in a dramatic episode of General Electric Theater titled "The Joke’s On Me".
1942 – The couple adopted two children.
1974 – He suffered from epilepsy and died of cancer at the age of 78 on the 24th of April, in Woodland