Get to know United States President-elect Barack Obama with these little-known fun facts.
- He was born on August 4th and his astrological sign is Leo.
- He is left-handed -only the sixth post-war president to be left-handed.
- His first name, Barack, means “blessed” in Swahili and he was nicknamed Barry as a child, “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball, and “Bar” by his late grandmother.
- The desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy.
- He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.