February 21, 2009 - Sustains major head and facial injuries in a boat accident on the Vaal River near Johannesburg.
September 2009 - Pistorius is arrested and accused of common assault, but the case is thrown out because of a lack of evidence, according to police. The incident involved Pistorius allegedly slamming a door during a party, and a piece of the door falling off and hitting someone.
September 2011 - At the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, runs the opening 400m for the 4x400m relay to help South Africa qualify. Pistorius isn't selected to run the final but earns a silver medal for competing in the heats, becoming the first Paralympian to win a world championship medal.
November 2011 - Pistorius tweets a photo of himself at a gun range, and writes that he had "a 96% headshot over 300m from 50 shots! Bam!"
August 4, 2012 - Becomes the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, coming in eighth place in the 400m semifinal. Pistorius also later runs the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay final where the South African team comes in eighth place.
September 2012 - Wins a silver medal and two gold medals at the London Paralympics. He sets Paralympic records for the 400m and the 4x100m relay.
February 14, 2013 - Pistorius's girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp, is found shot to death at Oscar Pretorius's Pretoria home. Pistorius is arrested.
February 15, 2013 - Pistorius is officially charged with premeditated murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp.
February 20, 2013 - Nike follows eyewear maker Oakley in also suspending their endorsement deal with Pistorius.
February 22, 2013 - Leaves jail after posting a cash bond of 100,000 rand (about $11,200). Another 900,000 rand (about $100,800) is due by March 1. The conditions of Pistorius's bail are that he must avoid his home where the shooting occurred, relinquish his passport and abstain from drinking alcohol.