St Paul's School
Writes autobiography, On the Move
Writes about eye conditions, including his own ocular melanoma, in The Mind's Eye
Pens his first memoir, Uncle Tungsten
Earns a best-seller with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Publishes first book, Migraine
Serves as neurological consultant at Beth Abraham Health Services in New York, which inspires Awakenings.
The minor planet 84928 Oliversacks was named in his honor in 2003.
Suffers from severe shyness and prosopagosia, or "face blindness."
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat was the inspiration for an opera by composer Michael Nyman in 1986 and a play by Peter Brook in 1993.
The films "At First Sight" and "The Music Never Stopped" are based on essays from An Anthropologist on Mars.
The band Travis drew the title for their 1999 album The Man Who from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
Sacks dedicated the 1976 edition of Awakenings to poet W.H. Auden, who read the 1973 edition and declared it a "masterpiece."
Sacks recalled that in his adolescent years, his mother would occasionally bring home the bodies of malformed fetuses that she had delivered for Sacks to examine and dissect.
His extended family includes Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban and film director Jonathan Lynn, who are his first cousins.