09/01/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT
MICHAEL JACKSON born 8/29/58
As a kid he was the heart of the Jackson 5.
All smiles during his Thriller
M.J.'s next album may get help from Kanye West
The Gloved One wed twice in the '90s.
YOU'RE 50. NOW WHAT?
• JOIN AARP
Now at the age for card-carrying members, all three can stock up on sensible shoes or see Shamu with discounts at places like Rockport and SeaWorld.
• EAT SPINACH
And such calcium-rich foods as kale, sardines and blackstrap molasses to keep bones concert-strong.
• PENGUIN WATCH WITH PEERS
Tired of South Beach and Dubai? The jet-setting vets can sign up to cruise around Antarctica or to scale Mount Kilimanjaro with other half centenarians at 50plusexpeditions.com.
• AND IN FIVE YEARS ... WII BOWLING
Senior leagues for gutterheads 55 and older have cropped up from Hampton, N.H., to Hoover, Ala. Bonus: It's an excuse to wear gloves!
Sporting a conservative do in high school.
Desperately Seeking Susan
marked the Material Girl's big-screen breakthrough.
Jean Paul Gaultier created her infamous cone-bra.
She danced into the wee hours at her 50th-birthday bash in London.
Prince born 6/7/58
Who knew he played ball in junior high?
ushered in Prince's musical reign and earned him an Oscar for the movie soundtrack, which included "When Doves Cry."
In the '90s he changed his name to a love symbol.
Prince rocked the Coachella festival in April.
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