University of Minnesota
Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature on October 13, 2016.
Released Shadows in the Night, a collection of standards popularized by Frank Sinatra
Released 35th studio album Tempest
Received a Pulitzer Prize for his songwriting prowess; marked the first time Pulitzer judges have honored a rock star
Inspired the film "I'm Not There," written and directed by Todd Haynes; film made use of seven distinct characters to represent different aspects of Dylan's life, played by six different actors
Released the album Modern Times, which earned 3 Grammy nominations, including Best Rock Song for "Someday Baby"
Subject of the Martin Scorsese documetary "No Direction Home"
After 15 year absence, returned to acting in the lead role of a wandering troubadour in "Masked & Anonymous"
Released Love and Theft on Sept. 11, 2001; won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album and was nominated for Album of the Year
Contributed the original song "Things Have Changed" to the soundtrack of "Wonder Boys"; earned Best Original Song Academy Award
Marked artistic comeback with critically acclaimed Time Out of Mind
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Formed the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty.
Returned to acting in "Hearts of Fire"
Announced he had become a born-again Christian
Wrote, directed, edited and starred in "Renaldo and Clara"
Film acting debut, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"
Returned to performing at a Woody Guthrie memorial concert
Subject of D.A. Pennebaker's documentary "Dont Look Back"
Involved in a motorcycle crash; became recluse for nine months while recuperating from injuries
Performed an electric set with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Newport Folk Festival
Had first hit with "Like a Rolling Stone," which went to No. 2 on the charts
Played 200 concerts
Legally changed name to Bob Dylan; recorded first album
Played first concert as opening act for John Lee Hooker
Moved to NYC (date approximate)
Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
He was also made a commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 1988.
In May 1997, Dylan was diagnosed with a potentially fatal and rare heart infection. He was hospitalized after suffering chest pains but eventually recovered.
In June 2004, Dylan received an honorary doctor of music degree from Scotland's oldest university St. Andrews.
Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
In Dylan's Rolling Stone Interview (Sept. 27, 2012) with Mikal Gilmore, the singer-songwriter said he believed he was "transfigured" after the death of similarly named Robert Zimmerman, the Hells Angel President who passed away from a motorcycle crash in 1964.
In 2013, Dylan became the first rock star voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.