Barack Obama celebrates his 54th birthday

On August 4, Us Prsident Barack Obama celebrates his 54th birthday. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his American counterpart congratulating him on the special day.

The 44th President of the United States is a 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship

Obama will go down in history as the US president, who legalized gay marriage in the United States. During the 1990s, same-sex marriage did not exist in any country of the world.

Expressing puzzlement over questions about whether he is "black enough," Obama told an August 2007 meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists that "we're still locked in this notion that if you appeal to white folks then there must be something wrong."Obama acknowledged his youthful image in an October 2007 campaign speech, saying: "I wouldn't be here if, time and again, the torch had not been passed to a new generation."

Describing his family, Obama once said: "It's like a little mini-United Nations. I've got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I've got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher."Obama has a half-sister with whom he was raised (Maya Soetoro-Ng, the daughter of his mother and her Indonesian second husband) and seven half-siblings from his Kenyan father's family-six of them livin

During his first two years in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the Great Recession in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

Barack Obama's presidency resulted in the appearance of new names for animal, plant and plant species. We now have Caloplaca obamae lichen, Paragordius obamai worm, Etheostoma obama fish and Aptostichus barackobamai spider.

In 2014, 33 percent of Americans polled by Quinnipiac University said that Barack Obama was the worst US president since WWII