1919 – Born in Trenton, New Jersey on the 23rd of January.
1945 – Kovacs married his first wife, Bette Wilcox, on the 13th of August. When the marriage ended, he fought for custody of their children, Bette and Kippie.
1955-1958 – He wrote for Mad Magazine, including the recurring "Strangely Believe It!" and "Gringo," a board game with ridiculously complicated rules that was renamed "Droongo" for the TV show.
– Kovacs wrote a novel entitled, "ZOOMAR", published by Doubleday, and based on the life and career of television pioneer Pat Weaver.
– Kovacs contributed to the collection, Mad for keeps: a collection of the best from Mad magazine, writing the introduction. Crown Publishers published this volume.
1961 – He also did several TV specials, including the famous "Silent Show", and a series of monthly half-hour specials for ABC.
1962 – He worked on several other projects in book form, his only other published title was "How To Talk At Gin", published posthumously.
– Died on the 13th of January in Santa Monica Blvd. and Beverly Glen Blvd.