Jim Henson's life

Personal Life

Jim Henson's Birth

09/24/1936

Jim and Jane's Wedding

05/28/1959

Birth of Daughter Lisa

1960

Birth of Daughter Cheryl

1961

Birth of Son Brian

1963

Birth of Son John

1965

Birth of Daughter Heather

1970

Jim and Jane Legally Separate

1986

Jim Henson's Death

05/16/1990

Professional Life

Sam And Friends Aired

05/09/1955 - 12/15/1961

First National Appearance of Muppets

1956

Muppets begin doing "somewhat revolutionary" television ads

1957

Jim won his first Emmy for "Sam and Friends"

1959

Sesame Street Begins

1969

Deal with Lord Graden started the "Muppet Show"

1979

The Muppet Movie was Released

1979