January 4th, 2017

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First Lady Jane Wyman Reagan

President Ronald Reagan's first wife, Jane Wyman (they were married from 1940 to 1948) claimed to have been born on this day in 1914. Wyman, whose birth name was Sarah Jane Mayfield, was the only woman to divorce a future President of the United States. When she died (in September 2007), the world learned that she had actually been born on January 5, 1917. She most likely backed up her birthdate in order to begin acting professionally while she was still a minor.

With the forthcoming inauguration of Donald Trump, Wyman will lose her uniqueness: Trump has two living ex-wives (Ivanka Zelnickova Trump and Marla Maples).