1912 born on 2 February in the family of a railway clerk and a lace-maker in the village of Stará Turá in Slovakia
1926 enters apprenticeship training in the studio of Emanuel Procházka in Bratislava
1937 opens his own photographic atelier in Tatranská Lomnica gets engaged in portrait work, photographs of the mountains and gradually in reportage photo
1947 birth of Vladimír Koštial’s son
1950 Koštial’s atelier is nationalized
1951 begins to work with color photographs
1954 admitted to the Union of Czechoslovak Fine Artists
1955 publishes his first picture publication of the High Tatras
1976 his wife Júlia dies, and he basically stops taking photos
2001 dies  19 October in Tatranská Lomnica