Former President Bill Clinton celebrates a major milestone Friday: his 70th birthday.
Clinton, who was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, defeated sitting Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1992 to become the 42nd president of the United States.
The two-term president has been busy since leaving office in 2001. He now has two grandchildren. He created the Clinton Foundation Climate Change Initiative. And he could be just a few months from becoming the “first gentleman,” if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins the general election in November.
The Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea, posted a Throwback Thursday picture of her dad on Twitter to celebrate his birthday a little early.
To honor the former president on his big day, we also found a few throwback clips that put smiles on our faces.
Here’s a compilation of Clinton enjoying time with his two former companions in the White House, Socks and Buddy:
Here’s Clinton being the definition of swag while playing saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992:
Finally, here he is, beaming with joy over becoming a grandfather: