01/20/1989 Leaves White House, returns to California
02/06/1989 Celebrates his 78th birthday at the Bistro Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA
04/26/1989 At his office in Century City, California, Reagan meets with President Bush for the first time since leaving the Presidency.
06/13/1989 Delivers Winston Churchill Lecture to the English-Speaking Union, London, England
06/14/1989 Receives honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
06/15/1989 In Paris, is inducted into the Academy of Moral and Political Science, and attends celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower
07/04/1989 Bucked off a horse while vacationing in Mexico, Reagan sustains bruises and other apparently superficial injuries.
07/11/1989 Serves as guest television announcer for the first inning of baseball’s All-Star Game, Anaheim Stadium, California
07/21/1989 Inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City
09/08/1989-09/15/1989 Hospitalized in Rochester, MN. At routine physical at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN doctors discover fluid on his brain (attributed to his July accident with the horse). Mayo Clinic doctors perform surgery to remove the fluid, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester
09/15/1989 Visited at St. Mary’s Hospital by Soviet politician Boris Yeltsin; discharged from the hospital later that day
10/23/1989 Awarded a medal, the Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, by the Japanese government in Tokyo, Japan.
10/27/1989 Gives address in Tokyo, Japan
10/28/1989 Gives address in Osaka, Japan
11/15/1989 First post-presidential visit to the White House, for the unveiling of his official Presidential portrait, Washington, DC


02/05/1990 Ordered to give videotaped testimony for the ongoing trial of Iran-Contra figure former head of the NSC, John Poindexter
02/06/1990 Celebrates his 79th birthday in Nassau, The Bahamas
02/16/1990-02/17/1990 In Los Angeles, gives a total of seven hours of videotaped testimony for the trial of John Poindexter
02/22/1990 Reagan’s videotaped Iran-Contra testimony is screened for media representatives
03/20/1990-03/21/1990 Reagan’s videotaped Iran-Contra testimony is shown to the jury trying John Poindexter in Washington, DC
04/12/1990 Delivers address at the ceremony dedicating the Reagan Library’s section of the Berlin Wall, Simi Valley, CA
05/25/1990 Postpones planned trip to Europe, following the discovery of intestinal adhesions (scar tissue) caused by his 1985 cancer surgery
06/04/1990 Meets with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in San Francisco, CA
07/17/1990 Meets with former President Nixon, at the Century City office; the Nixons and Reagans have dinner together at Reagan’s Bel-Air home, Los Angeles, CA
07/19/1990 Reagan gives an address at the dedication of the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California
07/21/1990 Participates in the Goodwill Games opening ceremonies in Seattle, Washington
07/27/1990 Gives address at the Eisenhower Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas, on the 100th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower’s birth
09/10/1990 Begins 10-day European trip with arrival in Berlin, Germany
09/12/1990 In Berlin, tours the Brandenburg Gate and the remaining portions of the Berlin Wall
09/14/1990 Addresses the Polish Parliament, in Warsaw, Poland
09/15/1990 Addresses shipyard workers at Gdansk, Poland
09/16/1990 Arrives in Moscow, following visit to Leningrad, USSR
09/17/1990 In Moscow, visits Soviet President Gorbachev, and addresses the International Affairs Committee of the Supreme Soviet
09/18/1990 Meets with Russian Republic President Yeltsin, in Moscow, USSR
09/19/1990 Audience with Pope John Paul II, at Vatican City, before returning to the United States
11/09/1990 Dedicates a sculpture at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall
12/05/1990 Addresses the Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge, England


02/04/1991 Tours the unfinished Reagan Presidential Library with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
02/06/1991 Celebrates his 80th birthday at a Reagan Library fundraiser held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
03/23/1991 Tours the unfinished Reagan Presidential Library with Polish President Lech Walesa
03/28/1991 Meets with President Bush at the White House
03/28/1991 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 remarks for the Institute, declares his support for the Brady handgun control bill
04/05/1991 Attends celebration of the 50th anniversary of the USO, at Universal City, California.
07/15/1991 Addresses the Captive Nations Week Conference, Los Angeles
11/04/1991 Gives address at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Library and Center for Public Affairs, Simi Valley, California


02/06/1992 Attends a surprise 81st birthday party at the Reagan Library
04/13/1992 Receives glass statue award from the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, NV; the event is marred when a member of the audience (Paul Springer of Arcadia, Calif.) rushes onstage and smashes the award
05/03/1992 Visits with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at his California ranch (Rancho del Cielo)
05/04/1992 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, Simi Valley, CA
08/08/1992 Address at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, Iowa
08/17/1992 Addresses the Republican National Convention, Houston
09/13/1992 Accompanies President Bush’s re-election campaign, and gives a campaign speech in Orange County, California
11/27/1992 Meets with President-elect Bill Clinton at The Office of Ronald Reagan, Century City, CA
12/04/1992 Addresses the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University, England


01/04/1993 Receives, along with Jimmy Carter, the first Spark M. Matsunaga Medals for Peace
01/13/1993 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush
02/06/1993 Celebrates his 82nd birthday at a Reagan Center for Public Affairs fundraiser held at the Reagan Library; tours the Library’s museum with fundraiser guest former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Simi Valley, CA
04/05/1993 Speaks at a Reagan Library event honoring Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada in Simi Valley, CA
05/15/1993 Delivers the commencement address at The Citadel, Charleston, SC
07/30/1993 Accompanies former President Nixon on an unpublicized tour of the Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
11/09/1993 Presents the 2nd Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to General Colin Powell, in ceremonies held at the Reagan Library, SImi Valley, CA


02/03/1994 Attends Republican National Convention’s Annual Gala in Washington, DC; gala theme is “A Tribute to Ronald Reagan”
03/17/1994 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 Reagan’s role in the Iran-Contra affair
04/27/1994 Attends the funeral of Richard Nixon at the Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, CA
05/04/1994 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
September 1994 Makes videotaped support statements for use by Republican candidates for office nationwide
11/05/1994 Makes public a letter to the American people announcing that he has Alzheimer’s Disease
11/22/1994 Tours the Reagan Library Christmas exhibits in Simi Valley, CA. It is his first public appearance since the announcement of his Alzheimer’s Disease
December 1994-January 1995 Makes his last annual New Year’s visit to the Annenberg estate, Rancho Mirage, Calif.


02/06/1995 Attends his 84th birthday party at the Office of Ronald Reagan in Century City, CA
07/18/1995 Lesion on his neck is removed during his annual physical, at the Mayo Clinic
10/31/1995 Ronald and Nancy Reagan announce the establishment of the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute, dedicated to the study of Alzheimer’s Disease


02/06/1996 Marks his 85th birthday out of the public eye, others hold a celebration and Reagan Library fundraiser at Chasen’s restaurant, West Hollywood, CA
08/12/1996 Salute to Ronald Reagan at the Republican National Convention, San Diego, CA, which includes an address to the convention by Nancy Reagan
08/19/1996 Announcement that Rancho del Cielo (Reagan’s California ranch) is for sale
09/03/1996 Reagan is awarded reimbursement for legal fees resulting from the Iran‑Contra investigation, since no Iran-Contra charges were ever filed against him


02/06/1997 Celebrates his 86th birthday at the Office of Ronald Reagan, Century City, CA
08/31/1997 Issues a statement concerning the death of Princess Diana


02/06/1998 Celebrates his 87th birthday at the Office of Ronald Reagan, Century City, CA
04/21/1998 Young America's Foundation purchases Rancho del Cielo


02/06/1999 Celebrates his 88th birthday at his Bel Air home in Los Angeles, CA
07/19/1999 The Reagans issue a statement concerning the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.


02/06/2000 Celebrates his 89th birthday at home


01/12/2001-01/20/2001 Falls and breaks his hip at his house, and is hospitalized at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA
01/20/2001 At St. John’s Medical Center, Ronald and Nancy Reagan watch the inauguration of George W. Bush. Reagan goes home later that day.
02/06/2001 Reaches the ages of 90, only the third US President to do so
10/11/2001 Becomes the United States’ longest-lived President, surpassing John Adams


02/06/2002 Celebrates his 91st birthday at his Bel Air home, Los Angeles, CA
05/16/2002 Ronald and Nancy Reagan are awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Mrs. Reagan attends the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.


02/06/2003 Celebrates his 92nd birthday at home


02/06/2004 Celebrates his 93rd birthday at his Bel Air home, Los Angeles, CA
06/05/2004 Passes away at his Bel Air home, at age 93, Los Angeles, CA
06/07/2004 Private ceremony, for close relatives and friends, at the Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
06/07/2004-06/08/2004 Lying in repose, for the public to pay respects, at the Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA
06/09/2004 Casket flown to Washington, DC; procession to US Capitol; State Funeral in the Capitol Rotunda
06/09/2004-06/11/2004 Lying in state, for the public to pay respects, in the Capitol Rotunda
06/11/2004 National Funeral Service at Washington National Cathedral; casket flown back to California; procession to the Reagan Library; Private Interment Service at the Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA