Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" premiered
Tim Burton's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory debuted
Film versions of James and the Giant Peach and Matilda both arrived on screens
"The Witches" appeared in theaters
The Witches published
"Tales of the Unexpected" began its long TV run
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator released
Wrote the screenplay for the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Fantastic Mr. Fox published
Co-wrote the screenplay for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
Scripted the Bond film "You Only Live Twice"
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released
James and the Giant Peach published
Hosted the short-lived TV show "Way Out"
Wrote the TV adaptation of his story "Lamb to the Slaughter" for "Alfred Hitichcock Presents"
First short-story collection, Over to You, released
First book, The Gremlins, published
Debuted as a writer in The Saturday Evening Post
When Dahl collaborated with Walt Disney on an animated movie of "The Gremlins" that was never completed, the filmmaker had trouble pronoucing "Roald" so he opted to call him "Stalky," due to his beanstalk-like height.
Dahl was an art collector in the 1940s, when works by many great painters were still affordable. At one time or another, Dahl owned works by Bonnard, Degas, Matisse and other contemporaries.