George H.W. Bush celebrates birthday, becomes the first US president to reach the age of 94 

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, and, in doing so, became the first past U.S. leader to reach the age of 94, notes CNN.

The previous record for longest-surviving former president was held by Gerald Ford, who lived to be 93.

Bush reportedly planned to spend his birthday with family at his Kennebunkport, Maine home. 

His celebrations haven’t always been so low-key.

Bush marked his 80th, 85th, and 90th birthdays by jumping out of an airplane.

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COLLEGE STATION, TX - JUNE 13: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (C, bottom) performs a tandem parachute jump with Army Golden Knight Sgt. Bryan Schnell on June 13, 2004 over the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Bush made two jumps today to celebrate his 80th birthday. (Photo by U.S. Army/Texas A&M University via Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former first lady Barbara Bush greets her husband and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush with a kiss after his successful skydive down to St. Anne's Episcopal Church on June 12, 2014 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President is celebrating his 90th birthday today. (Photo by Eric Shea/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former President George H. W. Bush, sits in his wheelchairafter celebrating his 90th birthday with a tandem skydive, landing on the lawn of St. Anne's church in Kennebunkport on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - JUNE 13: Former U.S. President George Bush smiles with actor Chuck Norris (L) after completing a parachute jump to celebrate his 80th birthday June 13, 2004 in College Station, Texas. Bush planned to skydive alone, but officials decided high winds and low clouds made conditions too dangerous for him to take a solo jump. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former President George H. W. Bush lands on the ground at St. Anne's Church in Kennebunkport after a tandem skydive celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former first lady Barbara Bush greets her husband and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush with a kiss after his successful skydive down to St. Anne's Episcopal Church on June 12, 2014 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President is celebrating his 90th birthday today. (Photo by Eric Shea/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Mike Elliott, US Army Sergeant 1st Class (ret), land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church after jumping out of a helicopter on June 12, 2014 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President is celebrating his 90th birthday today. (Photo by Eric Shea/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Mike Elliott, US Army Sergeant 1st Class (ret), jump out of a helicopter and parachutes down to St. Anne's Episcopal Church on June 12, 2014 in Kennebunkport, Maine. The President is celebrating his 90th birthday today. (Photo by Eric Shea/Getty Images)
Former US President George H. W. Bush getting ready to practice with the US Army's parachute team, the 'Golden Knights,' in a wind tunnel at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, May 13, 2004. (Photo by Travis Belt/US Army/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - JUNE 13: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (C, bottom) performs a tandem parachute jump with Army Golden Knight Sgt. Bryan Schnell on June 13, 2004 over the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Bush made two jumps today to celebrate his 80th birthday. (Photo by U.S. Army/Texas A&M University via Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TX - JUNE 13: Former U.S. President George Bush (R) has his basic jump wings pinned to his jumpsuit by U.S. Army Golden Knights Sgt. Bryan Schnell after completing a tandem parachute jump with Schnell to celebrate his 80th birthday June 13, 2004 in College Station, Texas. Bush planned to skydive alone, but officials decided high winds and low clouds made conditions too dangerous for him to take a solo jump. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)
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