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Jimmy Carter Celebrates His 92nd Birthday

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell will sing during a birthday concert for Carter.
Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter applaud while celebrating the 39th president's 90th birthday in Plains, Ge
Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter applaud while celebrating the 39th president's 90th birthday in Plains, Georgia, in 2014.

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates another milestone Saturday: turning 92 years old. 

The 39th president and Nobel Peace Prize winner was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. Carter served only one term in the White House but went on to become a prolific humanitarian after leaving office in 1981.

In March, Carter announced he successfully completed cancer treatments after being diagnosed with melanoma in August 2015.

The former president will spend his birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, to whom he has been married for 70 years.

“I’m gonna stay home with my wife,” he told an audience at the Carter Center earlier this month. “Whenever Rosalynn and I are off somewhere, our main wish is to go back home to Plains, where there are others waiting for us and where we can be together in solitude.”

On Saturday night, the couple will be guests of honor at a concert celebration by acclaimed pianist David Osborne at the First Baptist Church of Americus. Former Miss America Betty Cantrell is scheduled to sing at the event.

As in years past, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta will have reduced admissions to celebrate the former president’s birthday. You can visit for just 92 cents on Saturday only.

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