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


President Obama rarely relaxes – even on his birthday. For his 54th, he met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Oval Office (ahead of his address to the U.N. General Assembly next month). It wasn't all business, however: He's gotten a round of birthday greetings, from both a talking teddy bear at a White House technology demonstration, and on Twitter, too. The most notable included one from the First Lady ("Happy birthday to a loving husband, wonderful father and my favorite dance partner. 54 looks good on you, @POTUS!") and another from former President Bill Clinton ("Happy birthday, @POTUS! Hopefully when @FLOTUS isn't looking you can have some cake.") Obama's big day even got his own hashtag: #44turns54.