The man who helped change professional wrestling into sports entertainment, Hulk Hogan is celebrating his 59th birthday today. From the ring to reality TV, "The Hulkster" is an American Icon with that yellow tear-away tank top, blond Fu Manchu mustache,  bandanna and shades.

Here's a brief bio courtesy of Wikipedia:

"Terry Gene Bollea(born August 11, 1953),known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, and musician signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 90s as the all-American character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWE), and as Hollywood Hogan, the villainous nWo leader, in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Hogan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005."

Here's a brief video when Hulk Hogan took on Andre The Giant on February 5, 1988: