Barack Obama turns 50 today. In honor of his birthday, Gotta Watch is looking back at some memorable presidential birthday celebrations. From the Reagans' birthday cake superstition to George H. W. Bush's celebratory skydive, watch how commanders-in-chief have commemorated their birthdays.
Obama turns 50 – The nation's first president from Generation X turns 50 years old today. Chicago native Jennifer Hudson helped lead a superstar serenade for President Obama in his adopted home state.
Never too old for politics – Two days before his actual birthday, Ronald Reagan's wife surprised him with a birthday cake during a press conference. Nancy Reagan led journalists in a birthday serenade. But when one questioned whether the president was too old to run for a second term, the first lady offered him a piece of cake and slyly suggested where he should put it.
Bush's daring jump – He must be a thrill seeker. Former president George H.W. Bush marked his 85th birthday by skydiving. It wasn't his first jump. No. 41 had parachuted six times before and has plans to do it again at age 90.