Obama And Helen Thomas Celebrate Their Birthdays By admin | August 5, 2009 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on DC Subscribe to DC President Obama and long-time White House Journalist Helen Thomas share at least two things in common. They both have the same birthday (August 4th) and they both want to see the passage of a real health care reform bill. The President presents Thomas with some birthday cupcakes at the White House press briefing and poses for pictures with her. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.