1928 – Born on the 3rd of March.
1929 – Immigrated to US.
1956-1957 – Salazar worked in Petaluma for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
1959 – He moved on to the San Francisco News and in accepted the opportunity to work for The Los Angeles Times.
– On the 29th of August, he was covering the National Chicano Moratorium March, organized to protest the disproportionate number of Hispanic Americans killed in the Vietnam War.
1971 – He was posthumously awarded a special Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and after the controversy of his death had subsided, Laguna Park the site of the 1970 rally and subsequent police action – was renamed Salazar Park in his honour.
1999 – The California Chicano News Media Association established the annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards.