CNN O.J. Simpson Trial

A timeline of O.J. Simpson's life

July 9, 1947

Date of birth: Orenthal J. Simpson at San Francisco, Stanford University Hospital. Parents: Jimmie and Eunice Durden Simpson. Brother and sisters: Melvin "Truman" and Shirley older; Carmelita, younger.


O.J. Simpson contracts rickets. Mother makes home-made braces with bar. Worn to age five.


Simpson joins Persian Warriors gang in San Francisco.


Simpson incarcerated for short period of time at the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center.

June 24, 1967

Simpson marries eighteen-year-old Marguerite Whitley.

December 4, 1968

Arnelle Simpson, Simpson's first child, born.

April 21, 1970

Jason Simpson, second child, born.

June 1977

Nicole Brown, a recent high school graduate, meets Simpson at the restaurant where Nicole is working as a waitress.

October 1978

Simpson separates from Marguerite Simpson, his first wife.

August 18, 1979

Aaren Simpson, O.J. and Marguerite's infant daughter, drowns in pool at Rockingham.

February 2, 1985

Wedding of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown.

October 17, 1985

O.J. and Nicole Simpson's first child, Sydney Brook Simpson, is born.


Jimmie Lee Simpson, Simpson's father, dies.

August 6, 1988

O.J. and Nicole Simpson's second child, Justin Ryan Simpson, is born.

January 1, 1989

3:30am 911 call to Rockingham address indicates that Simpson has beaten Nicole, allegedly saying to her: "I'll kill you."

May 24, 1989

OJ sentenced for spousal abuse by Ronald Schoenberg His punishment: two years probation, 120 hours of community service, a $470 fine and a $500 payment to Sojourn Battered Womens' Program. OJ also was ordered to attend battery counseling sessions.

February 6, 1992

Nicole and OJ separate.

February 25, 1992

Nicole files for divorce.

October 15, 1992

Nicole divorces OJ.

March 19, 1993

Jason Simpson pleads no contest to disturbing the peace for assaulting (hitting and kicking) Paul Goldbert.

October 25, 1993

Nicole calls 911 from Gretna Green Way. She says, "He's back. I think you know who he is: O.J. Simpson." (545K aiff sound)

The OJ Pages

The Arrest
The Evidence
The Murder
The Players
The Suspect
Trial Transcripts
The Victims


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