Only 6 US Presidents have done it, and today President Obama becomes the 7th president to celebrate his 50th birthday in office.
He is among the youngest presidents to hold office. Other presidents who turned 50 in office are James Polk, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses Grant, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.
During a recent interview on NPR, President Obama said:
“I feel real good about 5-0… Obviously, I’ve gotten a little grayer since I took this job, but otherwise I feel pretty good. And Michelle, you know, says that she still thinks I’m cute — and I guess that’s all that matters, isn’t it?”
The President has received birthday wishes from around the world, including a call from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
President Obamasays he’s already received one birthday gift of sorts in the form of the recent debt-ceiling deal. He says that he might celebrate with a good hamburger.