A timeline of Norm Brinker's life and career

  • 1931 Born on June 3 in Denver
  • 1952 Alternate on the U.S. equestrian team at the Helsinki Summer Olympics
  • 1954 Part of Modern Pentathlon Team at World Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1964 Opens Brink’s Coffee Shop in Dallas
  • 1966 Opens first Steak & Ale on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas
  • 1971 Steak & Ale goes public
  • 1972 Opens Willow Bend Polo &

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