This timeline contains all information about Roald Dahl’s life, the books he wrote, and movies, television shows, and theater productions he was involved in. It continues past his death to the present day (since new Dahl works are still being released).
July 2, 1953 – Roald marries Patricia Neal.
Roald purchases “Little Whitefield” farmhouse (later renamed “Gipsy House”) in Great Missenden, England.
Olivia is born
April 20, 1955 – Daughter Olivia Twenty is born.
April 28, 1955 – The Honeys (play) premieres on Broadway and closes after 36 performances.
November 25, 1956 – The Soldier (opera) is performed in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Tessa is born
April 11, 1957 – Daughter Chantal Sophia (renamed Tessa to avoid the rhyme) is born.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
April 13, 1958 – The first of many of Roald’s stories (“Lamb to the Slaughter”) appears as an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.