A Marilyn Monroe Chronology

PrintPrintEmailEmail January 1961

Marilyn and Arthur Miller are divorced.

February 1961

Marilyn checks into a New York psychiatric clinic.

March 5, 1962

Marilyn wins World Film Favorite at the Golden Globe Awards.

April 1962

Marilyn starts shooting her last —and unfinished—film, Something’s Got to Give .

May 19, 1962

Marilyn, sewn into a see-through sequined dress, performs a breathy rendition of “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her Brentwood home, of an apparent barbiturate overdose.

August 8, 1962

Arranged by Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn’s small funeral is held at Westwood Memorial Park, in Los Angeles. DiMaggio has red roses brought to Marilyn’s wall crypt three times weekly for the next 20 years.