Donna Summer is born LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts.
Donna Summer leaves Boston for New York City. She joins the blues- rock band Crow.
Donna Summer marries Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer. They are divorced the same year.
Donna Summer releases her first album, "Lady of the Night." It is only released in the Netherlands.
Donna Summer releases "Love to Love You Baby." It is her first international release. The title track reached Number Two on the charts, and the album reaches number 11. It sells more than one million copies.
Donna Summer releases her fifth LP, "I Remember Yesterday." The single "I Feel Love" hits Number Six in the U.S.
Donna Summer releases a cover of "MacArthur Park." It Reaches Number One.
Donna Summer plays the Music for UNICEF concert in New York City.
Donna Summer releases the album "Bad Girls." It sells four million copies worldwide and goes to Number One in the U.S. Two tracks from the album, "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls", also reach Number One.
Donna Summer appears in her first television special, which airs on ABC.
Donna Summer releases "The Wanderer." The title track hits Number Three.
Donna summer releases "She Works Hard for the Money." The album reaches Number Nine, and the title track reaches Number Three.
Donna Summers appears at the 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala after Ronald Reagan's election as president.
Donna Summers receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Donna Summers releases "Crayons," her first studio album of all- original material in 17 years. It reaches Number 17 on the charts.
Donna Summer appears at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. The concert honors President Barack Obama.
Donna Summer dies of lung cancer in Naples, Florida.