Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. During his childhood Reagan's family moved around to many different parts of Illinois because his father was a sales man. In 1937 Ronald Reagan did a screen test for the Warner Brothers movie studio. That same year the studio signed him to a contract. In the next three decades he appeared in over 50 movies. In 1964, Reagan stepped into the national political spotlight. In 1964, Reagan stepped into the national political spotlight, and 2 years later he became the 40th president of the U.S. After serving his full two terms as president he final left the white house in 1989. On June 5th, 2004 Reagan died at the age of 93.