June 5, 1942: Charles Malcolm Dodge is born in Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa, USA, the third child of Albert F. Dodge, a professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and Constance R. Dodge, a stenographer.
October 31, 1970: Ancient Voices of Children for soprano, treble, oboe, mandolin, harp, electric piano, and percussion by George Crumb (41) to words of Garcia Lorca is performed for the first time, in the Library of Congress, Washington. The work receives a standing, cheering ovation from the listeners assembled. Also on the program is the premiere of the String Quartet no.4 of Milton Babbitt (54), Changes for tape and electronics by Charles Dodge (28), Mass for soprano, clarinet, and electronics by John C. Eaton (35), and Sappho for mezzo-soprano, harp, piano, guitar, and percussion by R. Murray Schafer (36).
February 7, 1977: Palinode for orchestra and tape by Charles Dodge (34) is performed for the first time, in New York.