1953  
January 6. Malcolm Young is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
  
1959  
March 31. Angus Young is born in Glasgow. The Young family emigrates to Australia in 1963.
  
1973  
December. AC/DC make their debut with singer Dave Evans at the Chequers club in Sydney, Australia. After the original line-up disbands, the Young brothers reassemble the group with new singer (and former roadie) Bon Scott, drummer Phillip Rudd, and bassist Mark Evans. 
  
1975  
February. AC/DC release their first album, High Voltage. Second album TNT follows before the end of the year.
  
1976  
January. The band relocate from Australia to London, where they become a reliable live attraction. Later this year they also tour the United States for the first time.
  
1977  
June. Mark Evans leaves the group and is replaced by Cliff Williams, who responds to an advertisement placed in a London music paper.
  
1979  
November. Highway to Hell, the bandís fifth album and first with producer Mutt Lange, reaches No. 17 in the U.S. and becomes their first million-seller. The band criss-cross America supporting Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, and UFO.
  
1980  
February 19: Bon Scott dies in London. He is 33. A coronerís report says the singer "drank himself to death." Brian Johnson, a former member of Geordie, replaces Scott and AC/DC go to the Bahamas with Lange and record their Top 5 album, Back in Black.

November. "You Shook Me All Night Long" becomes the band's first Top 40 U.S. hit, peaking at No. 35.
  
1981  
December. The band now boasts some of the steeliest guitar riffs in rock and an explosive live attack. Their songs become catchier and catchier. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) tops the American album charts.
  
1983  
August. Drummer Phillip Rudd leaves the band, citing exhaustion; he becomes a helicopter pilot. Heís replaced by Simon Wright. Later that year the bandís Flick of the Switch album goes to No. 15 in the U.S.
  
1985  
January. The band play before 342,000 people at the Rock in Rio festival, headlining over Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, and Whitesnake. That same year, their Fly on the Wall album goes to No. 32 in the U.S.
  
1988  
February. After a lengthy hiatus Ė during which classic rock radio elevates their hits to a higher level - the bandís 11th album Blow Up Your Video reaches No. 12 in the U.S. On the subsequent tour, Malcolm Young is replaced by cousin Steve Young on guitar amid rumors of drug addiction.
  
1990  
October. The Razorís Edge goes to No. 2 in the U.S.
  
1991  
January. Three teenagers are killed during a crush at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City. The band members are later cleared of any involvement in the tragedy. AC/DC play 70 concerts and gross nearly $17 million from touring in 1991.
  
1995  
October. Produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Fraser, AC/DCís Ballbreaker debuts on the American album chart at No. 4.
  
1996  
November. The bandís yearlong Ballbreaker tour ends in Christchurch, New Zealand. With their powerhouse songs and infectious sense of humor (Angusís schoolboy outfit is one of popís most recognizable fashion statements), theyíre considered a veteran yet vital act. During the tour the band also played their first Australian shows in five years.
  

1997  
December. AC/DC appear in the Howard Stern film Private Parts playing "You Shook Me All Night Long."
  
2000  
February. Seemingly unstoppable, the group release their 15th studio album, Stiff Upper Lip.
  
2003  
March. A new deal with the Epic label finds the bandís entire back catalog being released with remastered sound and extra tracks.