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The Obamas: Too Young for Woodstock

History was made Tuesday when Barack Obama, 47, was elected president -- the first man with a last name ending in a vowel (other than "y" or silent "e") to ascend to the White House, paving the way for Giulianis, Huckabees and Cuomos. He's also, as you might have heard, the first born outside the continental United States and the first since JFK who was elected directly from the Senate. But he and Michelle, 44, have scored some truly staggering "firsts" related to age:

  • First president too young to have gone to Woodstock.

  • First president too young to have been drafted.

  • First president younger than Caroline Kennedy.

  • First president younger than almost all of the "Brady Bunch" (he's 10 days older than Cindy).

  • First first lady too young to have voted for Jimmy Carter.

  • First first lady to graduate from high school in the 1980s.

  • First first lady younger than 60 percent of the stars of "The Breakfast Club."

  • First first lady younger than Madonna.

  • By The Reliable Source  |  November 6, 2008; 1:02 AM ET
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    Actually, either way we would have had a President born outside the continental U.S., as McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone.

    Posted by: -hypopig- | November 6, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

    Thanks for this list, guys -- now I feel REALLY OLD!!!!

    Posted by: 7900rmc | November 6, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

    Have to disagree with the first bullet point re: First president too young to have gone to Woodstock.

    I'm 43, and my best friend from college was at Woodstock -- his hippy parents took him as a toddler. I'm guessing there were some 7-8 year olds in the crowd, too.

    So, technically, he COULD have gone to (the first) Woodstock.

    Posted by: KLaw | November 7, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

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