Happy Birthday, Mr. President

August 4, 2009 11:03:08 AM PDT
President Barack Obama turns 48 years old Tuesday.Obama will spend part of his birthday in a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats to discuss his priorities for overhauling health care.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs quipped that the White House meeting is set because "it's the president's birthday and Chuck E. Cheese was booked."

Obama and Grover Cleveland, who served two, inconsecutive terms, were both inaugurated at the age of 47. The youngest presidents were Theodore Roosevelt, 42, and John F. Kennedy, 43. Bill Clinton and Ulyssess Grant were both 46 at inauguration.

U.S. Presidents, age at inauguration

1. George Washington, 57

2. John Adams, 61

3. Thomas Jefferson, 57

4. James Madison, 57

5 James Monroe, 58

6. John Quincy Adams, 57

7. Andrew Jackson, 61

8. Martin Van Buren, 54

9. William Henry Harrison, 68

10. John Tyler, 51

11. James Polk, 49

12. Zachary Taylor, 64

13. Millard Fillmore, 50

14. Franklin Pierce, 48

15. James Buchanan, 65

16. Abraham Lincoln, 52

17. Andrew Johnson, 56

18. Ulysses S. Grant, 46

19. Rutherford B. Hayes, 54

20. James A. Garfield, 49

21. Chester A. Arthur, 51

22. Grover Cleveland, 47

23. Benjamin Harris, 55

24. Grover Cleveland, 47

25. William McKinley, 54

26. Theodore Roosevelt, 42

27. William Taft, 51

28. Woodrow Wilson, 56

29. Warren Harding, 55

30. Calvin Coolidge, 51

31. Herbert Hoover, 54

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 51

33. Harry S. Truman, 60

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 62

35. John F. Kennedy, 43

36. Lyndon B. Johnson, 55

37. Richard Nixon, 56

38. Gerald Ford, 56

39. Jimmy Carter, 52

40. Ronald Reagan, 69

41. George H. W. Bush, 64

42. Bill Clinton, 46

43. George W. Bush, 54

44. Barack Obama, 47

Other Aug. 4 Birthdays:
Journalist Helen Thomas is 89.
Singer Frankie Ford is 70.
Actress Tina Cole ("My Three Sons") is 66.
Actor-comedian Richard Belzer ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," "Homicide") is 65.
Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 54.
Actress Kym Karath ("The Sound of Music") is 51.
Actress Lauren Tom ("Joy Luck Club," "Men In Trees") is 50.
Producer Michael Gelman ("Live with Regis and Kelly") is 48.
Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 41.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost") is 41.
Rapper Yo-Yo ("Miss Rap Supreme") is 38.
Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 28.
Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse ("Big Daddy," "Grace Under Fire") are 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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