Profession: Broadcast Journalist
Why Famous: Best known as anchorman for the "CBS Evening News" for 19 years (1962–81). Also well known for his departing catchphrase "And that's the way it is".
- 1940-03-30 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
- 1953-02-01 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
- 1954-03-15 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar
- 1957-10-20 Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary
- 1962-04-16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
- 1968-02-27 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War
- 1970-01-04 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
- 1977-11-14 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite
- 1981-03-06 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"