5 interesting facts about George HW Bush

George H.W. Bush
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, U.S. on February 5, 2017. |

On Friday, former President George Herbert Walker Bush passed away, dying months after his wife Barbara. He was 94 years old.

Serving as the 41st president of the United States, Bush’s administration saw the end of the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm. Even after he left the White House, Bush remained a prominent public figure.

Here are five interesting facts about the life of George H.W. Bush. They include his time as a navy pilot during the Second World War, his coining an often used phrase, and the unique way he celebrated his 80th birthday.

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