Timeline Description: Michael Crichton was a famous writer and movie maker during the 20th century. His contribution to the world of entertainment has inspired imaginations for generations. This is a timeline of his career.
|1942||Michael Crichton is born
He was born in Chicago, IL, in 1942.
|1964||Michael graduates from college
Michael graduated from Harvard University.
|1966||His writing career begins
While attending college, his theory papers are published in the Papers of Peabody Museum.
|1969||Michael's writing career takes off
While still in medical school his first best seller, The Andromeda Strain, is published.
|1969||Michael goes to medical school
Michael graduated from Harvard Medical School.
|1973||Michael moves on to film making
His film, Westworld, was the first to use computer-generated special effects.
|1990||Michael has another bestseller on his hands
He published Jurassic Park, which was later made into a movie and had a sequel.
|1995||Michael furthers his career
He worked on the Author's Guild Council, among many other things. He also taught writing at MIT.
|1995||Michael wins awards
Michael Crichton won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for his special effects.
|1995||Michael wins an Emmy
Michael won an Emmy for his TV drama, ER.
|1996||More movie making success
His screenplay, Twister, was released.
|2002||A dino named in his honor
Michael had a new dinosaur species named for him. The ankylosaurus was called the Crichtonsaurus.
|2004||Michael's last book while alive
The State of Fear was published. It hinted at global warming, but his theories in the book were later proven wrong.
|2008||Michael Crichton dies
Michael died at the age of 66 from cancer. His contribution to the entertainment world will always live on!
|2011||A posthumous novel is released
Michael's novel, Micro, was released three years after his death.