June 5, 1947: Laurie Anderson is born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA, the second of eight children born to Arthur Anderson and Mary Louise Rowland.
April 3, 1972: Laurie Anderson (24) performs part of her International Dream Series at Schermerhorn Library, Columbia University.
August 27, 1972: Automotive for car horns by Laurie Anderson (25) is performed for the first time, on the green of Rochester, Vermont.
December 10, 1972: Laurie Anderson (24) performs part of her International Dream Series aboard the Lettie G. Howard at South Street Seaport, New York.
December 29, 1972: Laurie Anderson (24) performs part of her International Dream Series at Night Court, 100 Center Street, New York.
January 14, 1973: Laurie Anderson (24) performs part of her International Dream Series at Coney Island.
February 3, 1983: United States, a multi-media work by Laurie Anderson (35), is given its first complete performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will be completed tomorrow.
January 1, 1984: The live event Good Morning Mr. Orwell by Nam June Paik (51) is broadcast simultaneously in France, West Germany, South Korea, the Netherlands, and the United States. Participating artists include John Cage (71), Laurie Anderson (36), Philip Glass (46), Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Rauschenberg.
November 7, 1986: Something Wild, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (39), is released in the United States.
March 13, 1987: Swimming to Cambodia, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (39), is shown for the first time, in New York.
June 8, 1989: Empty Places, a performance piece by Laurie Anderson (42), is performed for the first time, at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. It is her reaction to the world following Ronald Reagan.
April 28, 1991: Polizeiruf110-Der Riß, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (43), is released in Germany.
May 15, 1992: Monster in a Box, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (44), is shown for the first time, in Los Angeles.
June 13, 1994: New works are premiered at the 50th anniversary concert of WNYC in Alice Tully Hall, New York, all based on a new poem by John Ashberry: No Longer Very Clear for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, and cello by Milton Babbitt (78), Chapbook for piano-six hands by Peter Schickele (58), Now, so long after that time for piano by Philip Glass (57), How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy for bassoon quartet by John Corigliano (56), "Or Like a...an Engine" from No Longer Very Clear: a Suite for Piano by Joan Tower (55), This House of Blues for tape by Laurie Anderson (47), and In This House of Blues for voice, clarinet, and piano by Anthony Davis (43), the composer at the keyboard.
August 21, 2001: Life on a String, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (54), is released in Germany.
February 20, 2002: Life on a String, a film with music by Laurie Anderson (54), is released in Germany.
June 30, 2004: The Washington Post reports that Laurie Anderson (57) has been appointed by NASA as artist-in-residence. She receives $20,000 to produce a work of art at her discretion.
September 13, 2004: The End of the Moon by Laurie Anderson (57) is performed for the first time, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams.
September 16, 2005: An exhibition of drawings, prints, and video by Laurie Anderson (58) entitled The Waters Reglitterized opens at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
November 14, 2005: The Rhode Island School of Design presents its Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf Award for Lifetime Achievement to Laurie Anderson (58) in New York.
September 5, 2007: Laurie Anderson (60) is named winner of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize of $300,000.
February 16, 2010: Delusion, a series of short mystery plays with music by Laurie Anderson (62), is performed for the first time, at Vancouver Playhouse, British Columbia, as part the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
March 29, 2011: I in U/Eu em Tu, a multimedia exhibit by Laurie Anderson (63), opens at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo. It will run through 26 June. It will attract over 500,000 visitors.
May 12, 2012: An exhibition of Laurie Anderson’s (64) art work called Laurie Anderson: Boat, opens in New York.
July 9, 2014: Laurie Anderson (67) is trapped inside a hyperbaric chamber after an enriched oxygen treatment at Pure Flow Spa in New York City. An inattentive attendant is blamed. She uses her cell phone to call emergency services. Police and firefighters arrive and force the lock to release her unharmed.
September 9, 2015: Heart of a Dog, a film by Laurie Anderson (68), is shown for the first time, in Venice.
September 24, 2015: Figure A Sea, a dance by Laurie Anderson (68) to a choreography by Hay, is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.