Why Famous: The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories
- 1955-02-17 Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas
- 1948-01-31 J. D. Salinger's short story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in the New Yorker
- 1951-07-16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company
- "All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."