UPI alumna Helen Thomas, Obama share a birthday (8 images)

Both former UPI White House bureau manager Helen Thomas and President Barack Obama share an August 4 birthday. In 2009, Obama surprised her with a birthday cake.
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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U.S. President Barack Obama surprises White House Correspondent Helen Thomas with birthday cupcakes in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on August 4, 2009. Obama and Thomas share August 4 as their birthday. At left is White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. UPI Photo/Olivier Douliery/POOL
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