Born on June 16.
Takes night classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Attends the College of Applied Arts at the University of Cincinnati and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Transfers to Ohio University in Athens, graduating with a fine arts degree in 1957.
Continues to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at the same time.
Moves to Patchogue, Long Island, and later to New York City.
Takes part in a group exhibition at Judson Gallery in New York.
With Claes Oldenburg, presents the exhibition Ray Gun at Judson Gallery in New York, which includes Dine’s first environment, The House.
Stages his first performance piece, The Smiling Workman, in conjunction with the exhibition.
Has his first solo exhibition, at Reuben Gallery in New York.
Takes part in his first museum show, Young Americans at the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.