1914 – Born on January 14th in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1944 – After a film-related explosives accident on June 6th, both of Russell’s hands had to be amputated.
– Married to Rita Russell Nixon.
1946 – Starred in movie "The Best Years of Our Lives" as Homer Parrish.
1947 – Received an honorary and Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Best Years of Our Lives.
– Won a Golden Globe award for The Best Years of Our Lives.
1949 – He wrote memoir "Victory in My Hands".
1981 – Married to Betty Marshallsee.
1992 – The first Oscar winner to sell Academy Award at public auction.
2002 – Died from heart failure on January 29th in Needham, Maryland.