Wilson and Miller Timeline

Miller

Arthur Miller Born

October 17, 1915

Graduates from Abraham Lincoln High School

1932

Wrote Honors at Dawn

1937

Receives B.A. in English from University of Michigan

1938

Joins Federal Theater Project

1938

Federal Theater Project Closed

1939

Marries Mary Grace Slattery

1940

The Man Who Had All the Luck produced in New Jersey

1940

Children Jane and Robert Born

May 31, 1947

Builds a small studio in Roxbury, Connecticut

1948

Death of a Salesman premiered on Broadway

February 10, 1949

Meets Marilyn Monroe

April 23, 1951

The Crucible opens at Beck Theater on Broadway

January 22, 1953

Leaves Mary Slattery

June 1956

Marries Marilyn Monroe

June 25, 1956

Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress

May 1957

Conviction Overturned

1958

Marries Inge Morath

February 17, 1962

Miller's Daughter Rebecca Born

September 15, 1962

Son Daniel Born

November 1966

Arthur Miller Dies

February 10, 2005

Wilson

August Wilson Born

April 27, 1945

Goes to Carnegie Library of Pittsburg a lot

1949

Only African-American student at the Central Catholic High School

1959

Drops out of High School in 10th Grade

1960

Works Menial Jobs

1961

Enlists in U.S. Army

1962

Changes name to August Wilson

1965

Decided to become a poet

1965

Co-founds the Black Horizon Theater

1968

Converts to Islam

1969

Marries Brenda Burton

1969

Divorces Brenda Burton

1972

Moves to Saint Paul, Minnesota

1978

Receives a fellowship for The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis

1980

Fullerton Street written

1980

1st August Wilson Day

May 27, 1987

Leaves St Paul

1990

Serves as a member of the University of Pittsburg's Board of Trustees

1992

Leaves Board of Trustees

1995

August Wilson Dies

October 2, 2005