1978 - Wins Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for "The Act."
1990 - Receives the Grammy Legend Award, a special merit award given out annually to members of the recording field for ongoing contributions and influence.
October 23, 2000 - Is stricken with viral encephalitis.
October 2003 - David Gest sues wife Minnelli for $10 million claiming lingering emotional and physical damage due to beatings he suffered at her hands.
2004 - Minnelli is sued by her former bodyguard, M'Hammed Soumayah, for assault and battery, breach of contract and sexual harassment. She countersues claiming he violated the confidentiality terms of his employment. The case is settled out of court in November 2009 and all settlement terms are confidential.
January 2007 - Ending months of acrimonious charges from both, Minnelli and fourth husband, David Gest, work out their differences and agree to divorce without fault on either side in Tennessee, his home state.
December 13, 2007 - Collapses during Christmas concert in Sweden and is flown back to the United States.
July 11, 2011 - Receives the Legion of Honor award from France. The award includes the rank of officer in the legion.
November 2011 - Trips over her dog and breaks her right leg in three places.