March 19, 1883: Josef Hauer is born at Lange Gasse 23 in Wiener Neustadt, Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son of Matthias Hauer, a prison supervisor. He will add the middle name Matthias later.
June 7, 1913: Symphony no.1 “Nomos” for two pianos-four hands by Josef Matthias Hauer (30) is performed for the first time, in Sankt Pölten, Austria.
May 9, 1914: The Symphony no.3 by Josef Matthias Hauer (31) is performed for the first time, in Wiener-Neustadt.
November 12, 1929: Violin Concerto by Josef Matthias Hauer (46) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
February 17, 1933: After the performance of a work by Josef Matthias Hauer (49) in Vienna a man shouts, “Das ist Musik! Pfui Mozart!” The man is arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.
September 1, 1935: The Nazi Party sends out one of several letters listing composers whose music is considered degenerate and may not be played. Among those honored are Erik Satie (†10), Ernst Bloch (55), Joseph Matthias Hauer (52), Alfredo Casella (52), Alban Berg (50), Kurt Weill (35), Ernst Krenek (35), and Aaron Copland (34).
September 22, 1959: Josef Matthias Hauer dies in Vienna, Republic of Austria, aged 76 years, six months, and three days.
September 29, 1959: The earthly remains of Josef Matthias Hauer are laid to rest in Dornbach Cemetery, Vienna.
May 23, 1966: Die schwarze Spinne, a singspiel by Josef Matthias Hauer (†6) to words of Schlesinger after Gotthelf, is performed for the first time, in Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 34 years after it was composed.