1954 – Born on the 20th of May in Veteli, Finland.
1983 – He was a member of the Finnish eduskunta (parliament).
1990 – He was the chairman of the Centre Party. – His government faced the deep economic depression.
1991 – He was prime minister of conservative government.
– He was best known for leading Finland into the European Union.
2000 – He lost the bid for President of Finland to Tarja Halonen.
2003 – He left parliament and retired from daily politics.
– He serves as the president of the Sitra, the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development.