1927 – John William Chancellor, born on the 14th of July in Chicago, Illinois. He was a well-known American journalist, who spent most of his career associated with the NBC television network.
1949 – Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1961 – In July, he replaced Dave Garroway as host of The Today Show, a role he filled for fourteen months.
1964 – At the Republican National Convention, he was arrested for refusing to cede his spot on the floor to "Goldwater Girls," supporters of the Republican presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater.
1965 – 1967 – He then became the director of the Voice of America.
1970 – 1982 – Became an anchor on the NBC Nightly News.
1971 – 1976 – Became the sole anchor, stationed at the New York City NBC headquarters, with Brinkley continuing to contribute pre-recorded commentaries about two to three times per week.
1982 – He retired from his head anchor duties on the 2nd of April and was succeeded by a co-anchor duo team of Roger Mudd and Tom Brokaw for two years, before Brokaw became solo anchor and Mudd went on to host Meet the Press and NBC Almanac (a short-lived news magazine).
1993 – Gave editorial commentaries on Nightly News before retiring from NBC and moving to the New England area.
1996 – Died of stomach cancer, two days shy of his 69th birthday on the 12th of JUly
Chancellor was married to the former Barbara Upshaw.