Roald Dahl is born in Llandaff to Harald Dahl and Sofie Magdalene.
Dahl's first children's book is published, called The Gremlins, written for Disney. A movie was also made based on this book.
Sometimes Never, a novel, is published. It is noted as the first book about the nuclear war to be published in the US.
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach was published and now one of Dahl's most famous works. It was later turned into a movie in 1996.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is published and was later turned into a movie in 1971 and a another one in 2005.
The Magic FInger
The Magic Finger is published about a girl who turns her neighbors, the Gregg family, into birds with her magic finger.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox is published about a fox who tries to feed his family by stealing chickens, ducks, and turkeys. It was later turned into a movie in October 23, 2009.
The Enormous Crocodile
The Enormous Crocodile is published about a crocodile who threatens to eat children, but animals save the children before they are eaten by him. Later, a big elephant swings the Enormous Crocodile towards the sun.
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is published about the next part of Charlie's trip in the Great Glass Elevator, after he'd won the competition.
Danny, the Champion of the World
Danny, the Champion of the World is published where 9 year old Danny learns about his father, a car mechanic, who loves poaching pheasants. It was later turned into a TV movie.
My Uncle Oswald
My Uncle Oswald,one of the many adult novels he's written, is published.
BFG is publsihed which is about a Big Friendly Giant who gives children and other people happy dreams while they sleep. The other giants go to other countries and eat people.
The Twits is published. The Twits is a short story about a couple who try to outwit each other, but end up dead because they are truly twits.
George's Marvellous Medicine
George's Marvellous Medicine is published about a boy who is fed up with his grandmother and decides to make her a special medicine that he makes with all this random stuff laying around the house.
Dahl not only writes children stories, but also writes poems. His collection of poems called Revolting Rhymes contains poems about stories you probably have heard millions of times.
Boy-Tales of Childhood
Boy-Tales of Childhood is published. It is an autobiography of Dahl from his early years to his 20s.
Going Solo is the sequel to Boy-Tales of Chidlhood telling the story of his times in Swaziland and other adventures he'[s had.
Matilda is publsihed about a girl who grows up in a family who only cares about watching TV. Matilda eventually learns that she has special mind powers that she uses to scare the "evil" principal at school.
Esio Trot is published. If you read it backwards, Esio Trot spells out Tortoise.
Roald Dahl dies
Roald Dahl dies in 1990 of an infection.
Matilda the movie is released, starring Mara Wilson as Matilda.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (movie)
The second version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is released, starring Johnny Depp as WIlly Wonka.