1917 – Born on February 11th in Chicago, Illinois. Sheldon was among the world’s most popular authors. About 300,000,000 copies of his books were sold, and the Guiness Book of World Records lists Sheldon as the world’s most translated author.
1927 – He first became a published author at the age of ten, when his father, unbeknownst to Sheldon, submitted one of the boy’s poems to Wee Wisdom magazine. He received five dollars in payment.
1941-1943 – Joined the United States Army Air Force during World War II.
1948 – Won an Oscar for Best Screen play for his The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.
1951 – Married to Jorja Curtright.
1959 – Won two Tony Awards for "Redhead": as, with three collaborators, Best Authors (Musical) and as one of the book writers for the Best Musical winner.
1969 – Sheldon’s first novel, The Naked Face, was published.
1974 – He wrote the novel "The Other Side of Midnight".
1988 – Earned his Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6739 Hollywood Blvd.
1989 – Married to Alexandra Kostoff.
2007 – Died on January 30th from pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, California.