1940 – Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on the 22nd of July. 1958 – He was educated by the Jesuits before graduating from Toronto’s Malvern Collegiate Institute, and later the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy.
1966 – He started hosting the high school quiz show Reach for the Top. 1970 – He hosted "Jackpot!".
1973 – He moved to the United States and worked for NBC as host of a new game show, The Wizard of Odds.
1982 – He was given the chance to host a pilot episode of Starcade.
1984 – He also hosted game shows such as Battlestars and Pitfall before he was chosen to host the revived version of the game show Jeopardy!.
1991 – He became the only host in United States TV history to helm three daily national game shows at once Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth.
1990 – He is divorced from his first wife, Elaine Callei.
– He has been married to his second wife, Jean Currivan-Trebek, a real estate businesswoman and the mother of his two children,on the 3rd of April. 1991 – He was also a celebrity guest at the World Wrestling Federation’s annual event Wrestlemania VII, on the 24th of March, where he served as a special guest announcer, interviewing wrestlers
1998 – He became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
2001 – Shaves off trademark mustache
2004 – Injured in a traffic accident.
2007- Suffers a mild heart attack