Timeline of Johnny Cash

JOHNNY CASH

This is when Johnny Cash was born.

1932

Johnny Cash moved to Dyess, Arkansas.

1935

Johnny's brother died on May 20, 1944, at age 15.[

1944

Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 7, 1950.

1950

Johnny Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee.

1954

After he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant, he returned to Texas.

1954

Cash made his first recordings at Sun, "Hey Porter" and "Cry! Cry! Cry!".

1955

Cash was arrested for trespassing onto private property to pick flowers.

1965

In 1967, Cash's duet with June Carter, "Jackson", won a Grammy Award.

1967

Cash starred in his own television show on the ABC network.

1969

Johnny Cash crystallized his public image as "The Man in Black".

1970

In 1971, Cash wrote the song "Man in Black".

1971

Cash became the Country Music Hall of Fame's youngest living inductee.

1980

In 1983, Johnny appeared as a heroic sheriff in Murder in Coweta County.

1983

Johnny was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease Shy-Drager syndrome.

1997

This is when Johnny Cash died.

2003