Appeared with Bill Cobsy in "Two Friends Sammy and Cos" at Gershwin Theatre in NYC
First appeared with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
London stage debut in "An Evening with Sammy Davis Jr"
Published autobiography, "Yes I Can"
Received an articial hip
Toured with former Rat Pack member Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli (who replaced Dean Martin who dropped out due to ill health) in reunion concert
Appeared in Broadway revival of "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off"
Broadway acting debut in "Mr. Wonderful"
First film appearance in Vitaphone short, "Rufus Jones For President" opposite Ethel Waters
Hosted syndicated TV series, "Sammy and Company"
Launched solo career at Ciro's nightclub in Hollywood when he opened for Janis Paige on Oscar night
Owed $5.2 million to the IRS at time of death because beginning in 1972, the IRS started disallowing Davis' tax shelters
Stopped drinking after being hospitalized for liver and kidney dysfunction
Merchandized his own brand of food items (barbecue sauce, chili and mustard) in the 1980s
Recorded "The Way You Look Tonight"; named METRONOME magazine's "Most Outstanding New Personality"
Rejoined the retitled Will Mastin Trio starring Sammy Davis, Jr; act opened for Frank Sinatra in 1945
Served with US Army Special Services in one of the first integrated barracks; had his nose broken twice in fights with white soldiers; produced camp shows, some of which he wrote and directed
Starred in own TV series, "The Sammy Davis, Jr Show"
Starred on Broadway in musical, "Golden Boy"
Underwent hip surgery
Was boxing manager for fighter Sonny Liston briefly in the 1960s
Feature film acting debut in "The Benny Goodman Story"
First became a professional entertainer at age 2 in parents' act
Fought eight month battle against throat cancer
Joined "adopted" uncle Will Mastin's all-black family act of seven men and seven women before he was four (was sometimes passed off as a 44-year-old midget billed as 'Silent Sam the Dancing Midget' to bypass child labor laws); act was later reduced in size during the Depression and consisted of Davis, his father and "uncle" and was retitled The Will Mastin Trio
Lost left eye as result of a car accident while driving from a Las Vegas club date to Hollywood; converted to Judaism during convalescence
Made London cabaret debut
Performed in vaudeville with the Will Mastin Trio
Played a veteran hoofer in last film, "Tap"
Known for such albums as "That Old Black Magic"
Popular songs include "The Candy Man" and "Gonna Build A Mountain".