1905 – Kharms was born in Saint Petersburg on December 30, 1905.
1924 – Entered Leningrad Electrotechnicum, but eventually expelled for lack of interest in social activities. After his expulsion, he devoted himself entirely to literature.
1927 – Invited to be a member of the newly formed Association of Writers of Children’s Literature.
1928 – Founded the avant-garde collective OBERIU, or better known as Union of Real Art and embraced the new movements of Russian Futurism.
1931 – Arrested and exiled from his hometown for a year. He was arrested for being a member of a "group of anti-Soviet children’s writers". He incurred debt that was beyond his imagination.
1941 – Arrested on suspicion of treason, imprisoned in the psychiatric ward.
1942 – Died while serving his sentence, on February 2, 1942.