Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration



Jan 20 Leaves White House, returns to California

Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday at the Bistro Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles

Apr 26 At his office in Century City, California, Reagan meets with President Bush for the first time since leaving the Presidency

Jun 13 Gives the annual Winston Churchill Lecture to the English-Speaking Union, London

Jun 14 Receives honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

Jun 15 In Paris, Reagan is inducted into the Academy of Moral and Political Science, and attends celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower

Jul 4 While vacationing in Mexico, Reagan sustains bruises, and other apparently superficial injuries, after being bucked off a horse

Jul 11 Serves as guest television announcer for the first inning of baseballs All-Star Game, Anaheim Stadium, California

Jul 21 Inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City

Sep 8 Visits the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. for a routine physical; fluid discovered on his brain (attributed to his July accident with the horse); Mayo Clinic doctors perform surgery to remove the fluid, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester

Sep 15 Visited at St. Marys Hospital by Soviet politician Boris Yeltsin; discharged from the hospital later that day

Oct 23 In Japan, Reagan is awarded a medal, the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, by the Japanese government

Oct 27 Gives address in Tokyo

Oct 28 Gives address in Osaka

Nov 15 First post-presidential visit to the White House, for the unveiling of his official Presidential portrait


Feb 5 Ordered to give videotaped testimony for the ongoing trial of Iran-Contra figure John Poindexter

Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday in Nassau, The Bahamas

Feb 16-17 In Los Angeles, gives a total of seven hours of videotaped testimony for the trial of John Poindexter

Feb 22 Reagans videotaped Iran-Contra testimony is screened for media representatives

Mar 20-21 Reagans videotaped Iran-Contra testimony is shown to the jury trying John Poindexter in Washington, DC

Apr 12 Gives address at the ceremony dedicating the Reagan Librarys section of the Berlin Wall

May 25 Postponement of planned trip to Europe, following the discovery of intestinal adhesions (scar tissue) caused by his 1985 cancer surgery

Jun 4 Meets with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in San Francisco

Jul 17 Meets with former President Nixon, at the Century City office; the Nixons and Reagans have dinner together, at Reagans Bel-Air home

Jul 19 Reagan gives an address at the dedication of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.

Jul 21 Participates in opening ceremonies for the Goodwill Games, Seattle

Jul 27 Gives address at the Eisenhower Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas, on the 100th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhowers birth

Sep 10 Begins 10-day European trip with arrival in Berlin

Sep 12 In Berlin, tours the Brandenburg Gate and the remaining portions of the Berlin Wall

Sep 14 Addresses the Polish Parliament, in Warsaw

Sep 15 Addresses shipyard workers at Gdansk, Poland

Sep 16 Arrives in Moscow, following visit to Leningrad

Sep 17 In Moscow, visits Soviet President Gorbachev, and addresses the International Affairs Committee of the Supreme Soviet

Sep 18 Meets with Russian Republic President Yeltsin, in Moscow

Sep 19 Audience with Pope John Paul II, at Vatican City, before returning to the United States

Nov 9 Dedicates a sculpture at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall

Dec 5 Addresses the Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge, England


Feb 4 Tours the unfinished Reagan Presidential Library with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Feb 6 Celebrates his 80th birthday at a Reagan Library fundraiser held at the Beverly

Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Mar 23 Tours the unfinished Reagan Presidential Library with Polish President Lech Walesa

Mar 28 Washington, DC, events: Meets with President Bush at the White House; dedicates the Ronald Reagan Institute for Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt; in his dedicatory remarks for the Institute, declares his support for the Brady handgun control bill

Apr 5 Attends celebration of the 50th anniversary of the USO, at Universal City, Calif.

Jul 15 Addresses the Captive Nations Week Conference, Los Angeles

Nov 4 Gives address at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Library and Center for Public Affairs, Simi Valley, California


Feb 6 Surprise birthday party for Reagan, at the Reagan Library

Apr 13 In Las Vegas, receives a glass statue award from the National Association of Broadcasters; a member of the audience (Paul Springer of Arcadia, Calif.) rushes onstage and smashes the award

May 3 At his California ranch (Rancho del Cielo), visits with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

May 4 Presents the first Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to Mikhail Gorbachev, and dedicates the Ronald Reagan Center for Public Affairs, in ceremonies held at the Reagan Library

Aug 8 Address at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa

Aug 17 Addresses the Republican National Convention, Houston

Sep 13 Accompanies President Bushs re-election campaign, and gives a campaign speech for Bush, in Orange County, California

Nov 27 Meetings with President-elect Bill Clinton, at Reagans Century City office

Dec 4 Addresses the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University, England


Jan 4 Reagan and Jimmy Carter named joint recipients of the first Spark M. Matsunaga Medals for Peace

Jan 13 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush

Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday at a Reagan Center for Public Affairs fundraiser held at the Reagan Library; tours the Librarys museum with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a guest at the fundraiser

Apr 5 Speaks at a Reagan Library event honoring Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada

May 15 Gives the commencement address at The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Jul 30 Accompanies former President Nixon on an unpublicized tour of the Reagan Library

Nov 9 Presents the second Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to General Colin Powell, in ceremonies held at the Reagan Library


Feb 3 Attends Republican National Conventions Annual Gala in Washington, DC; gala theme is A Tribute to Ronald Reagan

Mar 17 In a letter (made public) to former Senator Paul Laxalt, Reagan admits to being pretty steamed over allegations made by Iran-Contra figure (and US Senate candidate) Oliver North, concerning Reagans role in the Iran-Contra affair

Apr 27 Attends the funeral of Richard Nixon at the Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.

May 4 In a letter sent to all members of the House of Representatives, former Presidents Reagan, Carter and Ford urge support of a bill banning the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons


Makes videotaped support statements for use by Republican candidates for office nationwide

Nov 5 Writes letter announcing that he has Alzheimers Disease; letter is made publicly available later that day

Nov 22 Tours the Reagan Library Christmas exhibits first public appearance since the public announcement of his Alzheimers Disease

December- early Jan.

Makes his last annual New Years visit to the Annenberg estate, Rancho Mirage, Calif.


Feb 6 Attends birthday party at his Century City office

Jul 18 Lesion on his neck is removed during his annual physical, at the Mayo Clinic

Oct 31 Ronald and Nancy Reagan announce the establishment an institute (the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute) dedicated to the study of Alzheimers Disease


Feb 6 85th birthday celebration and Reagan Library fundraiser, at Chasens restaurant, West Hollywood; Reagan does not attend

Aug 12 Salute to Ronald Reagan at the Republican National Convention, San Diego, climaxed by an address to the convention by Nancy Reagan

Aug 19 Announcement that Rancho del Cielo (Reagans California ranch) is for sale

Sep 3 Reagan is awarded reimbursement for legal fees incurred as a result of the Iran‑Contra investigation, since no Iran-Contra charges were ever filed against him


Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday at his Century City Office

Aug 31 Statement issued by Reagan concerning the death of Princess Diana


Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday at his Century City office

Apr 21 Sale of Rancho del Cielo to Young Americas Foundation is finalized


Feb 6 Celebrates his birthday at home

Jul 19 Statement issued by Ronald and Nancy Reagan concerning the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.


Feb 6 Reagan celebrates his birthday at home


Jan 12 Reagan breaks his hip in a fall at his house, and is taken to St. Johns Medical Center (Santa Monica, Calif.)

Jan 20 At St. Johns Medical Center, Ronald and Nancy Reagan watch the inauguration of George W. Bush. Reagan goes home later that day.

Feb 6 Reagan becomes only the third US President to reach the age of 90

Oct 11 Reagan becomes the United States longest-lived President, surpassing John Adams


Feb 6 Reagan celebrates his birthday at home

May 16 Ronald and Nancy Reagan are awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that Mrs. Reagan attends


Feb 6 Reagan celebrates his birthday at home


Feb 6 Reagan celebrates his birthday at home

Jun 5 Reagan passes away at home, at age 93

Jun 7 Private ceremony, for close relatives and friends, at the Reagan Library

Jun 7-8 Laying in repose, for the public to pay respects, at the Reagan Library

Jun 9 Casket flown to Washington, DC; procession to US Capitol; State Funeral in the Capitol Rotunda

Jun 9-11 Laying in state, for the public to pay respects, in the Capitol Rotunda

Jun 11 National Funeral Service at Washington National Cathedral; casket flown back to California; procession to the Reagan Library; Private Interment Service at the Reagan Library