Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon Full Name: Richard Nixon
Nationality: American

Profession: 37th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President, Senator from California

Presidential Term: 20th January, 1969 - 9th August, 1974
Preceded By: Lyndon B. Johnson
Succeeded By: Gerald Ford

Why Famous: Although he was the president who withdrew the US from Vietnam, he is best rememberer because of the Watergate scandal; facing impeachment he resigned the Presidency. He eventually apologised to the American people in an interview with David Frost.

Born: January 9, 1913
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, USA

Died: April 22, 1994 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1940-06-21 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

Historical Events in the Life of Richard Nixon

  • 1952-09-23 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
  • 1953-11-19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi
  • 1955-07-22 Richard Nixon becomes the first US Vice President to preside over a cabinet meeting
  • 1958-04-28 US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
  • 1958-05-13 Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela
  • 1959-07-23 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR
  • 1959-11-21 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
  • 1960-07-27 US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago
  • 1960-07-28 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
  • 1960-10-07 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate
  • 1960-10-12 JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate
  • 1962-11-07 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California
  • 1968-02-01 Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
  • 1968-08-08 Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president
  • 1968-11-05 Richard Nixon (R) beats Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D) and George Wallace (I) in U.S. Presidential election
  • 1968-12-02 US President Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
  • 1969-08-02 US President Richard Nixon visits Romania
  • 1970-04-01 US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st Jan 1971
  • 1970-09-22 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
  • 1970-11-03 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
  • 1971-02-14 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
  • 1971-04-07 US President Richard Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
  • 1971-05-18 US President Richard Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
  • 1971-07-15 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China
  • 1971-08-15 US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
  • 1971-12-03 US President Richard Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term
  • 1972-02-17 US President Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. for China
  • 1972-02-21 Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
  • 1972-02-22 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing
  • 1972-02-27 US President Richard Nixon & Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued Shanghai Communique
  • 1972-02-28 US President Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
  • 1972-05-26 US President Richard Nixon & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord
  • 1972-11-07 US President Richard Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)
  • 1972-12-30 US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
  • 1973-01-15 US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
  • 1973-06-14 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies
  • 1973-07-23 US President Richard Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
  • 1973-09-14 US President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout
  • 1973-11-16 US Presidennt Richard Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline
  • 1973-11-17 US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
  • 1973-11-21 US President Richard Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
  • 1973-11-27 US President Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, authorizing petroleum price, production, allocation and marketing controls
  • 1974-01-02 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • 1974-03-02 Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
  • 1974-04-29 US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
  • 1974-04-30 US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
  • 1974-07-21 US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon
  • 1974-08-05 US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
  • 1974-08-08 US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
  • 1974-08-09 Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
  • 1974-09-08 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
  • 1976-02-27 Final meeting between Mao Zedong & Richard Nixon
  • 1978-07-01 Former US President Richard Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
  • 1985-11-26 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
  • 1994-04-27 Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California

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