Barack Obama is a child of the 1970s. He is one year older than Wesley Snipes.
The number one song when Obama was 18 was Blondie’s Heart of Glass.
He was also 18 when the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was released. This means he was young enough to have listened to rap in high school.
It’s shocking to think about how young Obama is. He’s four years younger than Spike Lee. If fellow Hawaiian Don Ho were still alive, Obama would be 31 years younger than him. Tom Selleck, who played Hawaii’s Magnum P.I., is 16 years older than Obama.
He could very likely be the next president of the United States.