1925 – Buckley was born in Mexico City on the 24th of November.
1943 – Buckley attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico (or UNAM) and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army the following year
1946-? – CIA employee
1950 – Buckley graduated from Yale
1950 – Married Patricia Austin Taylor, they have 1 son.
1951 – Buckley was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), yet served for less than a year.
1955 – He founded magazine "The National Review".
– He was the 1st editor-in-chief of "The National Review".
1957 – Buckley published a review of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged by Whittaker Chambers, ostensibly "reading her out of the conservative movement
1959 – He worte "Up From Liberalism"
1960 – Buckley helped form Young Americans for Freedom.
1964 – Buckley very strongly supported the candidacy of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, first for the Republican nomination against New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and then for the Presidency.
1965 – He ran for mayor of New York City as the candidate for the young Conservative Party, because of his dissatisfaction with the very liberal Republican candidate John V. Lindsay, who later became a Democrat.
1966-1990s – host of television show "Firing Line".
1973 – Buckley served as a delegate to the United Nations.
1981 – Buckley informed President-elect (and personal friend) Ronald Reagan that he would decline any official position offered to him in Reagan’s administration
1997 – He wrote "Nearer, My God: An Autobiography of Faith".
1990-2004 – Buckley retired as active editor from National Review, and relinquished his controlling shares of National Review in June to a pre-selected board of trustees.