Profession: Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Why Famous: A NASA astronaut and commander of the 1969 US Apollo 11 Moon mission.
During a landmark TV broadcast he became the first man to walk on the Moon saying "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
- 1956-01-28 Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois
- 1994-06-12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong (63) marries second wife Carol Held Knight
- 1962-01-17 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m
- 1962-04-05 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
- 1962-04-20 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
- 1969-07-20 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module
- 1969-07-21 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)