Chronology of Events in SP's life

1896- Born in Calcutta, September 1st
1901- As a small child, he organizes his own Ratha-yatra
1922- Meets Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaja, founder of the Gaudiya Math, the largest Gaudiya Vaishnava movement at the time
1925- Visits Vrindavan and further hears from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Maharaja
1932- Accepts formal initiation from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Maharaja
1939- Receives the honorary title of “Bhaktivedanta” from the Gaudiya Math
1944- Starts writing and publishing the famous “Back to Godhead” magazine
1953- Initiates his first disciple in Jhansi
1953 Presides over grand opening of League of devotees in Jhansi in May
1954- Accepts vanaprastha, leaving his family to dedicate his life to his spiritual master’s mission
1956- Moves to Vrindavan and resides in the Vamsi Gopal temple
1959- Begins translating Srimad-Bhagavatam. In July moves to a room upstairs at the Radha-Damodar temple in Vrindavan. On 17th September accepts the sannyasa order in Mathura
1960- Publishes his first book, a paperback, “Easy Journey to Other Planets”
1962- Publishes Volume 1 of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Moves into downstairs rooms at the Radha-Damodar temple
1965- On 13th August leaves Calcutta on the Jaladutta bound for America. From 25th to 30th August, suffers 2 heart attacks
1965- Arrives in Boston on the 17th of September
1966- Incorporates the International Society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON) on July the 20th. Initiates his first western disciples in New York in September.
1967- Returns to India in July and stays in the Radha-Damodar temple for a few months.
1968- Visits New Vrindavan in West Virginia, ISKCON’s first farm community.
1969- On July the 23rd, installs ISKCON’s first Radha-Krishna Deities in Los Angeles. Conducts the grand opening of the temple in London and installs Sri Sri Radha-Londoniswara on the 14th of December.
1970- Establishes the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust on July the 29th and the life membership programme in Calcutta on the 29th of August.
1971- Visits Vrindavan with forty western disciples. Plants the seed of Krishna consciousness in Moscow, then the “iron curtain”.
1972- Delivers the famous Nectar of Devotion lectures at Radha-Damodar, Vrindavan. Introduces Vedic system of education in the west by founding the gurukul school in Dallas, Texas.
1975- Visits Mauritius in September.
1977- Enters the eternal lila of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna in the spirtitual world on the 14th of November.
1996- Prime Minister of India declares Srila Prabhupada to be “India’s greatest spiritual and philosophical ambassador to the world.”