1927: Otis Chandler is born to Harry Chandler's son Norman and his wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler.
1937: Otis Chandler is nearly killed in a horse-riding accident.
1944: Harry Chandler dies at age 80 and Norman Chandler becomes publisher.
1946: Otis Chandler graduates from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
1946: Enrolls at Stanford University.
1950: In competition at a West Coast track meet, establishes what is then the third-best shotput mark in history.
1950: Graduates from Stanford.
1951: Marries fellow Stanford student Marilyn Brant. They have five children.
1951-53: Serves in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in the Bay Area, and reaches the rank of first lieutenant.
1952: Is co-captain of the Air Force track team, but injury prevents his tryout for the U.S. team that will compete at the Olympic Games in Helsinki.
1953: Joins Times Mirror Co. and begins a seven-year "executive training" program; eventually works in all Times departments.
1955: Lifting 845 pounds, wins the heavyweight division of a Southern California weightlifting championship.
1955: Writes a seven-part Times series on the care and treatment of emotionally disturbed children.
1960: At age 32, is named publisher of The Times, replacing his father.
1960: Jerry Hulse, a Metro reporter, becomes Travel editor as the paper begins rapid expansion of international coverage.
1961: Under Chandler, the paper recruits prominent journalists. Jim Murray's column debuts. Committed to expanding its coverage, The Times beefs ups its Washington bureau as President Kennedy takes office.
1961: Chandler is named corporate vice president of Times Mirror's newspaper division.
1961: After Chandler announces that The Times will cover all sides of the political spectrum, the paper publishes an ambitious and controversial series on the ultraconservative John Birch Society.