1933 – Born on June 8th in New York City. Joan Rivers is a comedian famous for her fast, self-mocking, bitchy patter, her raspy voice, and her borderline offensive material.
1954 – Received her B.A. degree in English and Anthropology at Barnard College.
1957 – Married to James Sanger.
1965 – Married to Edgar Rosenberg on July 15th.
1968 – She had a bit part in Burt Lancaster’s odd midlife crisis classic The Swimmer.
1969 – Rivers got her first TV talk show, a syndicated half-hour called That Show, which didn’t last long.
1978 – She directed the film Rabbit Test.
1983 – After dozens of appearances on Tonight, she became Carson’s "permanent guest host", filling in once every third week.
1986 – She infuriated Carson by jumping to the upstart Fox network for The Late Show starring Joan Rivers — aired opposite Tonight.
1989 – The Joan Rivers Show, a new syndicated daytime talk show, started and lasted four years.
1994 – Rivers made a soapy tearjerker out of her husband’s suicide in the TV movie Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story, starring Joan and Melissa Rivers as themselves.
2000-2004 – She appeared in the filmd The Intern and First Daughter.