Keeping up with the Kardashians is a lot more difficult than we ever thought. So we traced the family’s history and came up with this handy timeline for you. For more on the family’s major players, check out Everything You Never Wanted to Know About The Kardashians, guaranteed to get you through any conversation, however unwanted, on the topic.
February 1944: Robert George Kardashian born
October 1949: William Bruce (later Caitlyn) Jenner born
November 1955: Kristen Mary “Kris” Houghton (later Kardashian then Jenner) born
July 1976: Bruce Jenner wins Olympic Decathlon
1977: Bruce Jenner becomes spokesman for Wheaties cereal, appearing on the box
June 1977: Kanye Omari West born
April 1979: Kourtney Mary Kardashian born to Robert and Kris Kardashian
October 1980: Kim Kardashian born to Robert and Kris Kardashian
August 1983: Sam Brody Jenner born to Bruce Jenner and Linda Thompson
June 1984: Khloé Kardashian (later Odom) born to Robert and Kris Kardashian
March 1987: Robert Arthur “Rob” Kardashian born to Robert and Kris Kardashian
October 1995: Robert Kardashian (Sr.) successfully defends O. J. Simpson in a very public murder trial.
November 1995: Kendall Nicole Jenner born to Bruce and Kris Jenner
August 1997: Kylie Kristen Jenner born to Bruce and Kris Jenner
2000: 19-year-old Kim Kardashian elopes with music producer Damon Thomas
September 2003: Robert Kardashian dies at age 59 of esophageal cancer
2003: Kim and Ray J bring a camera into the bedroom
2003: Later that year, Damon Thomas files for divorce from Kim Kardashian
February 2007: Kim and Ray J’s sex tape is leaked
October 2007: Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuts on E! Network
December 2007: Kim Kardashian appears nude in Playboy.
August 2009: Khloé Kardashian meets basketball player Lamar Odom
September 2009: Khloé Kardashian marries Lamar Odom
November 2009: Kim Kardashian founds ShoeDazzle, a membership-based shoe e-commerce company with Brian Lee, Robert Shapiro and MJ Eng in 2009. It’s a big hit.
December 2009: Khloé Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom
August 2011: Kim Kardashian marries NBA player Kris Humphries
October 2011: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries
June 2013: North West born to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
May 2014: Kim Kardashian marries Kanye West
June 2014: Kim Kardashian releases a mobile game for iPhone and Android called Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. It’s a massive hit.
October 2014: TIME names Kylie Jenner one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014
February 2015: Bruce Jenner involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle collision in Malibu, California that kills Kim Howe, an animal rights activist and actress
April 2015: Bruce Jenner comes out as a trans woman
April 2015: Kendall Jenner appears on the covers of both Harper’s Bazaar and GQ
July 2015: Bruce Jenner appears on cover of Vanity Fair and changes name to Caitlyn
July 2015: I Am Cait premiers on E!
December 2015: Saint West born to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
May 2016: 12th Season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians kicks off on E!
Check out our best guess at how everyone is connected below. Click to enlarge.