Arthur Miller was born on October 17, 1915 in Manhattan. His parents were Jewish immigrants, and his father was a manufacturer in ladies wear. His father was ruined by the Great Depression, and the family moved to Brooklyn in 1928. Learn more about the life and writings of Arthur Miller--with this brief chronology.
1915 Arthur Aster Miller was born on October 17 in New York City.
1920-28 Arthur Miller attended public school in Harlem.
1923 Arthur Miller saw his first play at Schubert Theater.
1928 Arthur Miller had his Bar-mitzvah. He moved to Brooklyn, and attended James Madison High School.
1930 Arthur Miller attended Abraham Lincoln High School.
1931 Arthur Miller worked as a delivery boy for a bakery. He also worked for his father.
1931 Arthur Miller graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.
1933-34 Arthur Miller graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. He briefly attended City College, and then worked for an auto parts warehouse as a clerk. In 1934, he enrolled at the University of Michigan in Journalism.
1936 Arthur Miller wrote "No Villain," for which he received the Hopwood Award in Drama. He changed his major to English.
1937 Arthur Miller reworked "No Villain," and renamed it "They Too Arise."
1937 Arthur Miller reworked "No Villain," and renamed it "They Too Arise." He received the Hopwood Award in Drama for "Honors at Dawn ."
1938 Arthur Miller received his BA in English. His play, "The Great Disobedience" placed second with the Hopwood Award in Drama. He once again revised "They Too Arise," and named it "The Grass Still Grows." He went to work with the Federal Theater Project in New York City.
1939 Arthur Miller cowrote "Listen My Children" and "You're Next." "William Ireland's Confession," a radio play, aired.
1940 Arthur Miller wrote "The Golden Years," and he worked with the Library of Congress. He married Mary Grace Slattery. "The Pussycat and the Plumber Who Was a Man" aired.
1941 Arthur Miller wrote "Joel Chandler Harris" and "Captain Paul."
1942 Arthur Miller wrote "The Battle of the Ovens," "Thunder fron the Mountains," "I Was Married in Bataan," "Toward a Farther Star," "The Eagle's Nest," and "The Four Freedoms."
1943 Arthur Miller wrote "The Half-Bridge," "That They May Win," and "Listen for the Sound of Wings."
1944 Arthur Miller wrote "Bernadine, I Love You," "Grandpa and the Statue," and "The Phillipines Never Surrendered." He also wrote a book, "Situation Normal." The same year, "The Man Who Had All The Luck" was premiered (and received the Theater Guild National Award).
1945 Arthur Miller's novel, "Focus," was published. He also wrote "Listen for the Sound of Wings" and "Should Ezra Pound Be Shot?"
1947 Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons," was premiered. The play received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Donaldson Award. He wrote "The Story of Gus" and "Subsidized Theatre."
1949 Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman," was premiered. The play was popular, receiving the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Antoinette Perry Award, the Donaldson Award, and the Theater Club Award.
1950 Arthur Miller wrote an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "An Enemy of the People."
1953 Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," was premiered. The play rececived the Antoinette Perry Award and the Donaldson Award.
1953 He divorced Mary Slattery and married Marilyn Monroe.
1957 "Arthur Miller's Collected Plays" appeared.
1961 He divorced Marilyn Monroe. His mother died.
1962 Arthur Miller married Inge Morath.
1963 Arthur Miller published "Jane's Blanket," a children's book.
1964 Arthur Miller's plays "After the Fall" and "Incident at Vichy" were premiered.
1971 "The Portable Arthur Miller" was published.
1978 "The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller" was published.
1987 Arthur Miller's autobiography, "Timebends: A Life," was published. Also, "I Can't Remember Anything" and "Clara" were produced.
1992 Arthur Miller published "Homely Girl."
1994 "Broken Glass" was premiered.
1995 Arthur Miller received the William Inge Festival Award.
1996 Arthur Miller received the Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright Award.
2005 Arthur Miller died on February 10 in Connecticut.