1930 – Born in the village of Bouchia, near Mbaiki, in the Lobaye region, on the 24th of March.
He began primary school in Mbaiki, where his father worked as a night watchman.
1951 – He took part in an experimental educational program promoted by the French colonial administration.
1955 – Dacko was named principal of Kouanga College and became a supporter of independence leader Barthélémy Boganda.
1957-1958 – Served as the first Council of Government of Ubangi-Shari as Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Water.
1958 – Dacko then served as Minister of the Interior and Administrative Affairs.
1958-1959 – He remained in the government as the Minister of the Interior, Economy and Commerce.
1959 – Dacko succeeded Boganda as the main leader of the country when Boganda died in a plane crash.
– Served as President of the Conference of Prime Ministers of Equatorial Africa.
1960-1965 – Served as the first President of the Central African Republic (CAR).
1965 – On the night of 31st of December, General Jean-Bedel Bokassa carried out a successful coup d’état against Dacko.
1979-1981 – Once again he was elected as the third president of the CAR.
2003 – David Dacko died on 30th of November.