updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/19/1999 AT 12:00 AM ET
Former President George Bush celebrated his 75th birthday Wednesday by making his third parachute jump, this time landing near his Presidential library in southeast Texas. Bush made the jump from an airplane flying at 12,500 feet over the Bush library at Texas A&M University in College Station. He landed upright (with the aid of some ground personnel) and grinned broadly at the crowd. “Old guys can still do stuff,” he said, “and you might as well go for it.”
- In Houston tonight, some 2,500 of the Bush family’s friends and favorite entertainers will attend a “Milestones and Miracles” event in honor of the George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research. The “milestones” mark the couple’s birthdays – Bush’s 75th is Saturday, and his wife’s 74th was Tuesday. The “miracles” would include a cure for cancer.