President Obama turns 50 on Aug. 4, and plans to celebrate the milestone with a lavish Chicago fundraiser. Here is a look at how presidents past and present have celebrated their birthdays.
Aug. 4, 2009 President Obama takes a break from his official duties to bring birthday greetings to veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, left, who shares Obama's birthday. Thomas turned 89, while Obama celebrated his 48th birthday in the White House Briefing Room. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Buy Photo