Arnold Schwarzenegger Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and former governor of California.

Birth date:
July 30, 1947

Birth place: Thal, Austria

Birth name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

Father: Gustav Schwarzenegger, police officer

Mother: Aurelia Jadrny

Marriage: Maria Shriver (April 26, 1986-present, separated)

Children: with Maria Shriver: Christopher, September 27, 1997; Patrick, September 18, 1993; Christina, July 23, 1991; Katherine, December 13, 1989; with Mildred Baena: Joseph, October 2, 1997

Education: University of Wisconsin - Superior, B.A., 1980

Military: Austrian Army, 1965

Other Facts:
Five time Mr. Universe winner.

Seven time Mr. Olympia winner.

Admitted to taking steroids while body building in his youth.

His father belonged to the Nazi Party.

1967 -
Wins his first Mr. Universe competition.

1968 - Moves to the United States.

1970 - Wins Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World competitions.

1977 - Wins a Golden Globe award for New Star of the Year for the movie "Stay Hungry."

1982 - Stars in the movie "Conan the Barbarian."

1983 - Becomes a U.S. citizen.

1984 - Stars in the movie "The Terminator."

1990-1993 - Serves as chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, appointed by George H.W. Bush.

1997 - Undergoes surgery to replace a congenitally defective heart valve.

August 6, 2003 - Announces on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno that he will run for Governor of California in the Gray Davis recall election.

August 2003 - A 1977 interview Schwarzenegger did with "Oui" magazine is posted online. In the interview, Schwarzenegger talks about group sex and drugs.

October 2, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times publishes a story in which six women who say that Schwarzenegger made unwelcome advances to them in incidents dating from the 1970s to 2000. In the following days, nine more women come forward with accusations.

October 7, 2003 - Is elected governor of California.

November 17, 2003 - Is sworn in as governor of California.

December 08, 2003 - A Hollywood stuntwoman, Rhonda Miller, accuses Schwarzenegger of sexual harassment and files a lawsuit alleging defamation by the governor and his campaign staff. The suit is later dismissed by a judge.

March 2004 - Announces he has accepted the position of executive editor for the magazines "Muscle & Fitness" and "Flex."

July 15, 2005 - Announces that he will terminate his contract with fitness magazines "Muscle & Fitness" and "Flex" after complaints of a conflict of interest were lodged.

November 7, 2006 - Is re-elected governor of California.

January 3, 2011 - Last day in office as governor of California.

May 9, 2011 - Schwarzenegger and Shriver announce they are separating.

May 16, 2011 - Confirms he fathered a child outside of marriage with his family's housekeeper, Mildred Baena. Baena gave birth to a boy less than a week after Schwwarzenegger and Shriver's fourth child arrived.

July 1, 2011 - Shriver files for divorce.

October 1, 2012 - His autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story", is released.