1982 - Wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Limited Series or Special for "Bill."
1983 - Receives an honorary Academy Award for recognition of 60 years in motion pictures.
2003 - Is made honorary mayor for life of Boys Town. In the movie, "Boys Town," Rooney's character, Whitey Marsh, is elected mayor.
February 16, 2011 - Takes out a restraining order against stepson Chris Aber and Chris's wife Christina. Rooney claims elder abuse and financial mismanagement at the hands of the Abers.
March 2, 2011 - Testifies before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about elder abuse.
March 25, 2011 - Financial affairs are put in conservatorship after $400,000 is found missing from Rooney's accounts. The Abers agree to stay away from Rooney and his home without admitting to any wrongdoing.
September 2011 - Rooney files lawsuit against stepson Chris Aber and Aber's wife Christina for elder abuse.