OMG They're 50!

updated 09/01/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/01/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MICHAEL JACKSON born 8/29/58

1973
As a kid he was the heart of the Jackson 5.

1983
All smiles during his Thriller days.

2007
M.J.'s next album may get help from Kanye West and will.i.am.

1992
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!

MADONNA born 8/16/58

1976
Sporting a conservative do in high school.

1984
Desperately Seeking Susan marked the Material Girl's big-screen breakthrough.

1990
Jean Paul Gaultier created her infamous cone-bra.

2008
She danced into the wee hours at her 50th-birthday bash in London.

Prince born 6/7/58

1972
Who knew he played ball in junior high?

1985
Purple Rain ushered in Prince's musical reign and earned him an Oscar for the movie soundtrack, which included "When Doves Cry."

1994
In the '90s he changed his name to a love symbol.

2008
Prince rocked the Coachella festival in April.

Check out PEOPLE.COM/MADONNA50 for her 50 most memorable looks and share your favorite Madge moment!

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