Cupcakes bearing the likeness of U.S. President Barack Obama are displayed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on Obama's 50th birthday August 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. On Obama's 50th birthday, the replica Oval Office at Madame Tussauds was decorated with party balloons, streamers and presents, while the figures the Obamas, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey were outfitted with party hats and noisemakers.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Debt-ceiling talks were resolved just in time for President Obama to make his 50th birthday party in Chicago this week. In this gallery, we take a look at how Obama and other presidents celebrated—or didn't celebrate—their birthdays.