U.S. President Barack Obama Turns 51! Read His Bio

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ON THIS DAY
August 4
On This Day: August 4

Barack Obama

Born: August 4, 1961

Age: 51 years old
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI, United States

Occupation: U.S. President, Lawyer

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Events
1944
68 years ago
After two years of hiding from the Nazis, 15-year-old Anne Frank and her family are discovered by the Gestapo. All but her father die in concentration camps.
http://www.biography.com/people/anne-frank-9300892 >>

1977
35 years ago
President Jimmy Carter signs the Department of Energy Organization Act, which officially creates the U.S. Department of Energy.
http://www.biography.com/people/jimmy-carter-9240013 >>

2009
3 years ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardons and frees American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee for entering the country illegally.
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-il-201050 >>

2010
2 years ago
Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean announces his intention to run for president of Haiti.
http://www.biography.com/people/wyclef-jean-587970 >>

Born On This Day
Barack Obama
Born: August 4, 1961

Age: 51 years old
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI, United States
Occupation: U.S. President, Lawyer
Best Known For >>

Louis Armstrong
Born: August 4, 1901
Died: July 6, 1971

Age: 69 years old

Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, United States
Occupation: Singer, Trumpet Player
Best Known For >>

Jeff Gordon
Born: August 4, 1971

Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Vallejo, CA, United States
Occupation: Race Car Driver
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Hans Christian Andersen
Died: August 4, 1875
Age: 70 years old
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation: Author
Best Known For >>

Lee Hazlewood
Died: August 4, 2007
Age: 78 years old
Place: Henderson, NV, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Songwriter
Best Known For >>

Pearl White
Died: August 4, 1938
Age: 49 years old
Place: Paris, France
Occupation: Film Actress
Best Known For >>

Group Of The Day
Famous Lefties >> Babe Ruth
Only 10 percent of the population is left-handed. Some legendary lefties include baseball player Babe Ruth, President Barack Obama, composer Wolfgang Mozart and entrepreneur Bill Gates.
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