» May 25, 1963: The Indians acquire C Joe Azcue and SS Dick Howser from the A's for C Doc Edwards and $100,000.
» December 20, 1966: The Yankees acquire SS Dick Howser from Cleveland for minor leaguer Gil Downs and cash.
» July 24, 1978:
In Kansas City, a sobbing Billy Martin reads a prepared statement in which he resigns as the Yankee manager. Dick Howser will fill in that night as the Yanks lose 5–2.
» October 28, 1979: George Steinbrenner announces that Billy Martin is fired again as a result of his recent barroom fight. Dick Howser is named to replace him.
» November 21, 1980: Ending weeks of speculation that he would be fired despite having led the Yankees to 103 wins last season, manager Dick Howser "resigns" and is immediately replaced by GM Gene Michael.
» August 31, 1981: Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser, whose Yankees lost to Frey's Royals in last season's American League Championship Series. Kansas City was 10-10 in the 2nd half of the season, 30-40 overall.
» July 18, 1986: The Royals announce that 50-year-old manager Dick Howser, who led the club to a World Championship last season, will miss the rest of the season to undergo treatment for a brain tumor that is later revealed to be malignant. 3B coach Mike Ferraro will manage the club in Howser's absence.
» October 10, 1986:
The Royals announce that Dick Howser, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor in July, will return to manage the club next season.
» February 23, 1987: Just three days after training camp opens, an extremely frail Dick Howser abandons his attempt to come back from a brain tumor and gives up his position as Royals manager. Billy Gardner is named his successor.
» June 17, 1987: Dick Howser dies at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He led the Royals to their first World Championship in 1985, but was forced to give up managing during the 1986 season because of a brain tumor. His uniform number, 10, will be retired by the club on July 3rd.
» August 27, 1987: The Royals fire manager Billy Gardner, who replaced Dick Howser in spring training, and replace him with John Wathan, the former Kansas City catcher who was managing the club's Triple A Omaha affiliate. In Wathan's ML managerial debut, the Royals win 3–2 on George Brett's 10th-inning home run to move within three games of first-place Minnesota.