27 October 1914
DT, Welsh poet, was born in the front bedroom of the still unfinished house at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive
, West Glamorgan
(an address he later made famous). He was the much younger of two children.
18 December 1934
Dylan Thomas published his first book, 18 Poems
; it made his name.
3 May 1953
DT's Under Milk Wood
had its first reading, at Cambridge
, in the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard
. The script was still unfinished. Thomas himself took the role of narrator.
9 November 1953
DT, Welsh poet, died of pneumonia in St Vincent's
, a private hospital in New York
run by Roman Catholic
nuns. He had been in a deep coma for four or five days.
25 January 1954
Three months after Dylan Thomas's death, his dramatic poem or radio play Under Milk Wood
was first broadcast. He had himself had participated in readings of it in the USA