Anne Francis Robbins, later known as Nancy Davis and eventually as
Nancy Reagan, is born. In later years, she consistently pretends to be
two years younger than she actually is.
Republican campaign ads show a mailman delivering social security
checks with a cost-of-living increase, claiming "President Reagan kept
his promise to the American people." In fact, as Congressman Claude
Pepper points out on this day, Reagan opposed the cost-of-living
The day after finally announcing his resignation, Attorney General Ed
Meese issues a "profound apology" to Director of NASA James Beggs for
trying to prosecute him for fraud. He had dragged his feet on making
this apology for more than a year.