McKay's career

1921: McKay is born in Philadelphia on Sept. 24

1943: Graduates from Loyola College of Maryland

1946: Hired as a police reporter for The Evening Sun

1947: First to appear on television in Baltimore during WMAR test on Oct. 27

1950: Joins CBS in New York and changes last name to "McKay" to host a program called The Real McKay

1960: Covers first Olympics for CBS in Rome

1961: Debut as host of Wide World of Sports

1968: Becomes first sports broadcaster to win Emmy

1972: Anchors coverage for ABC during Munich Olympics when 11 Israelis are massacred

1975: Covers his first Triple Crown

1982: Moves back to Maryland, to a horse farm in Monkton

1986: Helps create Maryland Million horse race

1990: Honored with lifetime achievement Emmy

1991: Interviews Fidel Castro in Cuba

1995: Inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame

2002: Broadcasts final Olympics for NBC, at Salt Lake City winter games

2008: Dies at his home


Source: Sun reporting