1982-1983 - Henry Luce Visiting Scholar in Humanities and Social Thought at Yale University
April 19,1985 - President Ronald Reagan presents Wiesel with the Congressional Gold Medal.
1986 - Wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1987 - Establishes The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
2006 - Is awarded an honorary knighthood from the British Empire.
February 1, 2007 - Holocaust denier Eric Hunt attacks Wiesel and tries to drag him into a room at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco, California. Wiesel is not injured. A few days later, Hunt posts an account of the attack on an anti-Semitic website, saying he planned to force Wiesel to admit the Holocaust never happened.
July 21, 2008 - Hunt is found guilty of a felony hate crime for his attack of Wiesel. At his sentencing in August, Hunt is sentenced to two years in prison and four years on parole. He is also ordered to get mental health treatment.
February 25, 2010 - President Obama presents Wiesel with a National Humanities Medal.
June 2011 - Undergoes open heart surgery.
December 2012 - Wiesel's memoir "Open Heart" is released in the United States.