2/6/1911 in Tampico, Illinois, USADied:
93Cause of death:
pneumonia Full name:
Ronald Wilson ReaganNickname:
The Gipper, DutchNoted For:
actor and politician; played George Gipp in Knute Rockne, All American
(1940); host of General Electric Theater
(1954-62); host of Death Valley Days
(1965-66). Governor of California, R (1967-1975); 40th U.S. President, R (1981-1989). Responsible for a historic income tax cut and defense buildup; proposed the strategic defense initiative (SDI, or "Star Wars") and obtained the INF nucelar arms treaty with the Soviet Union (1987).Quotation:
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
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