1898 – Born on the 23rd of May Los Angeles, California.
1960 – He was most famously the author of the children’s novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins".
1919 – He attended multiple colleges, including Occidental College.
1925 – He served in the Air Force, before becoming a full time writer he worked in Hollywood as a cameraman and technical director.
1934 – He published his first novel "Woman of Spain".
1972 – He received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifetime achievement.
1976 – He received the University of Southern Mississippi Silver Medallion.
1981 – He established the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award.
1989 – He died on the 16th of October.