Timeline

This is a timeline following the life of Dr. Seuss.
1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel born on March 2 in Springfield, Mass.
1925 graduates from Dartmouth College
1927 marries Helen Palmer, begins career as freelance cartoonist
1937 AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET (Published)
1938 THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS (Published)
1939 THE KING'S STILTS (Published)
1940 HORTON HATCHES THE EGG (Published)
1943 serves in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for three years
1946 wins Academy Award for documentary "Hitler Lives" with wife Helen
1947 wins Academy Award for documentary "Design for Death" with wife; Helen McELLIGOT'S POOL published (Published)
1948 wins Academy Award for animated cartoon "Gerald McBoing-Boing"
1949 THIDWICK, THE BIG-HEARTED MOOSE (Published); BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK (Published)
1950 IF I RAN THE ZOO (Published)
1953 SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER! (Published)
1954 HORTON HEARS A WHO! (Published)
1955 ON BEYOND ZEBRA (Published)
1956 IF I RAN THE CIRCUS (Published)
1957 becomes founder and president of Beginner Books, Random House, Inc.; THE CAT IN THE HAT published (Published); HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! published (Published)
1958 THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK! (Published); YERTLE THE TURTLE (Published)
1959 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! (Published)
1960 ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH (Published); GREEN EGGS AND HAM (Published)
1961 THE SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES (Published)
1962 DR. SEUSS' SLEEP BOOK (Published)
1963 HOP ON POP (Published) DR. SEUSS' ABC (Published)
1964 (with P.D. Eastman) THE CAT IN THE HAT DICTIONARY BY THE CAT HIMSELF (Published)
1965 FOX IN SOCKS (Published)I HAD TROUBLE IN GETTING TO SOLLA SOLLEW (Published)
1966 December 18 ---- "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs on CBS-TV
1967 THE CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK (Published)
1968 THE FOOT BOOK (Published)
1969 I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY AND OTHER STORIES (Published)
1970 I CAN DRAW IT MYSELF (Published); MY BROWN CAN MOO, CAN YOU? (Published); "Horton Hears a Who!" airs on CBS-TV
1971 THE LORAX (Published); "The Cat in the Hat" airs on CBS-TV
1972 MARVIN K. MOONEY, WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW? (Published)
1973 DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE? (Published); THE SHAPE OF ME AND OTHER STUFF (Published)
1974 THERE'S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET! (Published)
1975 OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK! (Published)
1976 THE CAT'S QUIZZER (Published)
1978 I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT! (Published)
1979 OH SAY CAN YOU SAY? (Published); THE DR. SEUSS STORYBOOK (Published)
1982 HUNCHES IN BUNCHES (Published)
1984 THE BUTTER BATTLE BOOK (Published); wins special Pulitzer Prize for his contribution to children's literature
1986 YOU'RE ONLY OLD ONCE (Published); THE TOUGH COUGHS AS HE PLOUGHS THE DOUGH: EARLY WRITINGS AND CARTOONS BY DR. SEUSS (Published)
1990 OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! (Random House); SIX BY SEUSS: A TREASURY OF DR. SEUSS CLASSICS (Published)
1991 dies on September 24; DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE (Published)
1997 A HATFUL OF SEUSS: FIVE FAVORITE DR. SEUSS STORIES (Published)
2000 GERALD McBOING BOING (Published)

 

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