Roald Dahl

  • Roald Dahl's birth

    Roald Dahl is born in the town of Llandaff.
  • Great Mouse Plot of 1924"

  • Graduation and employment

    Graduation and employment
    Roald Dahl graduates from Repton. He accepts a position with the oil company Shell shortly thereafter.
  • Dahl joins the Royal Air Force

    Dahl joins the Royal Air Force
    He suffers serious injuries as a result of a plan crash in Libya. He spends several months in a military hospital in Egypt.
  • Begins working in the USA

    His first publication "Shot Down Over Libyia" appears in Saturday Evening Post in august.
  • The Gremlins

  • Dahl marries Patricia Neal

  • James and the Giant Peach

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • The Magic Finger

  • Fantastic Mr Fox

    Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

  • Danny, the Champion of the World

  • The Enormous Crocodile

  • The Twits

  • George's Marvelous Medicine

  • The BFG

    Dahl wins the Federation of Children's Book Groups Award for The BFG.
  • The Witches etc.

    The Witches
    Dirty Beasts
    Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
  • The Giraf and the Pelly and Me

  • Matilda

  • Esio Trot

  • Roald Dahl's Death

    Roald Dahl dies in Oxford at the age of 74.
  • The Minpins

  • The Vicar of Nibbleswicke