Bill Clinton Fast Facts

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks on behalf of his wife and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a 2016 Presidential Election Forum, hosted by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace August 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here's a look at the life of Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States.

Birth date: August 19, 1946
Birth place: Hope, Arkansas
Birth name: William Jefferson Blythe III
    Father: William Blythe
    Mother: Virginia (Kelley) Blythe
    Marriage: Hillary (Rodham) Clinton (October 11, 1975-present)
    Children: Chelsea Victoria, February 27, 1980
    Education: Georgetown University, B.S., 1968; Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar, 1968-1970; Yale University, J.D., 1973
    Religion: Baptist
    Other Facts:
    Clinton was born three months after his father, William Blythe, died in a car accident.
    In his teens, Clinton adopted his stepfather Roger Clinton's last name.
    The first Democrat since Franklin Delano Roosevelt to be elected to a second term.
    Second US president to be impeached. The first was Andrew Johnson in 1868.
    Nominated for four Grammy Awards with two wins.
    1972 - Directs the Texas campaign of Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern.
    1974 - Runs unsuccessfully for the House seat of Arkansas's Third Congressional District.
    1976 - Elected Arkansas state attorney general.
    1978 - Is elected governor of Arkansas at age 32.
    1980 - Loses gubernatorial re-election.
    1982 - Wins gubernatoria re-election.
    1984 - Re-elected as governor of Arkansas. Also re-elected in 1986 and 1990.
    1991 - Begins campaigning for the presidency.
    June 3, 1992 - Clinton plays the saxophone on "The Arsenio Hall Show."
    November 3, 1992 - Is elected president, defeating George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot.
    January 20, 1993 - Is sworn in as the 42nd president.
    November 30, 1993 - Signs into law the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The bill requires background checks and a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
    December 8, 1993 - Signs into law the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which takes effect on January 1, 1994.
    May 6, 1994 - Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, files a federal civil lawsuit in Little Rock, Arkansas, accusing Clinton of making "persistent and continuous" unwanted sexual advances toward her during a business conference in May 1991, when Clinton was the governor of Arkansas.
    August 1994 - Kenneth Starr is appointed as special counsel to investigate a failed real estate venture known as Whitewater.
    September 13, 1994 - Clinton signs the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 into law. The bill increases funding for police departments and imposes tougher prison sentences for federal crimes.
    November 5, 1996 - Clinton is elected to a second term.
    February 25, 1997 - The White House releases documents from 1995 that show Clinton had approved of plans to reward Democratic Party donors with overnight stays in the Lincoln Bedroom.
    January 17, 1998 - During a videotaped deposition by Jones' lawyers, Clinton denies a sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
    January 21, 1998 - The story about the Lewinsky allegations breaks in the press. The allegations come to light after Starr learns of audiotapes on which Lewinsky describes the alleged affair and cover-up to a confidante, Linda Tripp.
    January 26, 1998 - Clinton declares, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
    February 2, 1998 - Clinton signs the first balanced budget since 1969.
    August 6, 1998 - Lewinsky testifies before the grand jury about her relationship with Clinton.
    August 17, 1998 - Clinton testifies before the grand jury and admits having "inappropriate intimate contact" with Lewinsky, but says it did not constitute sexual relations because they had not had intercourse.
    September 11, 1998 - The House releases the Starr Report to the public.
    October 8, 1998 - The House votes, 258-176, to begin an impeachment investigation of Clinton.
    November 13, 1998 - Clinton agrees to pay Jones $850,000 to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit.
    December 11-12, 1998 - The House Judiciary Committee approves four articles of impeachment against Clinton, accusing him of lying under oath, obstructing justice and abusing his presidential power in an effort to conceal a sexual relationship with Lewinsky.
    December 16, 1998 - The United States and Britain launch four days of air strikes against Iraq after months of trying and failing to get Saddam Hussein to cooperate with UN