Happy Birthday, Mr. President! A B-Day Photo from Every Year He's Been in Office

From funny Tweets to official duties, see how POTUS has toasted his big day each year of his presidency

2009

In his first year as president, Obama shared the birthday spotlight with Helen Thomas, a veteran White House reporter with the same birthday as the Commander in Chief. To mark the occasion, the two shared a plate of cupcakes in the White House press briefing room. In the interest of fire safety, they stuck to a single candle instead of one for each of their 137 combined years (48 for POTUS, 89 for Thomas).