60 Celebrities You Won’t Believe Are Turning 60 This Year
These are the surprising A-listers ushering in a new decade of life.
A lot happened in 1959. Alaska and Hawaii officially became the 49th and 50th states, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba, and little girls across the U.S. started playing with a certain new doll named Barbie. But that’s not all that happened in 1959. It was also the year in which these 60 celebrities were born. Read on to learn which of your favorite stars are crossing the threshold into their seventh decade in 2019.
Emma Thompson, the British star of countless films, from Much Ado About Nothing to Love Actually to Saving Mr. Banks, turns 60 on April 15.
Former NBA great and current president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson hits the big 6-0 on August 14.
By George! Comedian, actor, and Seinfeld veteran Jason Alexander turns 60 on September 23.
Simon Cowell, American Idol judge, businessman, and connoisseur of the plunging neckline, will turn 60 on October 7. We wonder what his beloved Yorkshire Terriers Freddie, Squiddly, and Diddly will get him on his special day.
Actor Val Kilmer, famous for his roles on Batman Forever, Real Genius, and Top Gun, turns 60 on December 31.
Disgraced star and former House of Cards lead Kevin Spacey turns 60 on July 26.
House star Hugh Laurie will live to diagnose another mystery illness when he turns 60 on June 11.
Marie Osmond, a country star and famed member of the talented Osmond family, sings her way to 60 on October 13.
As the lead singer of the alternative rock band, The Smiths, Steven Patrick Morrissey (known just as Morrissey) has become one of most influential musicians of all time—and turns 60 on May 22.
Flavor Flav, prolific hip-hop artist, ushers in a new decade on March 16.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
“Weird Al” Yankovic, who’s always available to provide a laugh along with your favorite hits, turns 60 on October 23.
Prolific actress Allison Janney will likely find even more success in her seventh decade, beginning on November 19.
Maybe musician Bryan Adams will soon be singing about his summer of 60, which will begin on November 5.
The Cure singer Robert Smith turns 60 on April 21.
Once a sex symbol who appeared on the cover of dozens of romance novels, Fabio Lanzoni is now taking his famous good looks and luminous locks to a brand new decade, beginning on March 15.
Known for his roles in Highlander and The Shawshank Redemption, actor Clancy Brown ushered in a new decade on January 5.
Helen Folasade Adu, known simply as Sade, sung her way to 60 on January 16.
John McEnroe, accomplished tennis player and TV commentator, turned 60 earlier this month, on February 16.
Once described as the “boy next door, if that boy spent lots of time alone in the basement,” Twin Peaks actor Kyle MacLachlan turned 60 on February 22.
Actress (and the former wife of actor George Clooney) Talia Balsam turns 60 on March 5.
Since 1978, country music singer Randy Travis has been crooning his way to glory—and to his seventh decade, which begins on May 4.
Marcia Gay Harden
Prolific actress Marcia Gay Harden welcomes a new decade on August 14.
Don’t you forget about Judd Nelson, the actor who charmed the hearts of millions with his role in The Breakfast Club—and turns 60 on November 28.
Sharp Objects actress Patricia Clarkson ushers in a new decade on December 29.
Actor and cycling activist Matthew Modine will spin his way into a new decade on March 22.
David Hyde Pierce
Frasier star David Hyde Pierce glides his way to 60 on April 3.
Lord of the Rings actor Sean Bean maintains the same level of tough he’s always had. And we know that’ll stay the same when he turns 60 on April 17.
British actor Rupert Everett will take his acting chops to the seventh decade of his life on May 29.
John C. McGinley
Scrubs actor John C. McGinley will likely laugh his way into his 60s, beginning on August 3.
American fashion designer Michael Kors turns 60 on August 9—and you can bet that he is doing so in the most fashionable way possible.
Though child actor Danny Bonaduce may not enjoy the same amount of fame that he once did as a member of the Partridge Family, his birthday, on August 13, is one to remember.
As far as television legends go, Dave Coulier, comedian and star of Full House and Fuller House, is almost as good as it gets. He turns 60 on September 21.
The West Wing star Bradley Whitford ushers in a new decade of political savvy on October 10.
Despite the fact that Sarah Ferguson (or Fergie) isn’t likely to receive any birthday gifts from the royal family this year, the ex-royal will likely still enjoy her birthday festivities on October 15.
Full Metal Jacket and Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor Vincent D’Onofrio celebrates his 60th birthday on June 30.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin star Catherine Keener says hello to 60 on March 23.
Blade Runner star Sean Young will steer clear of the limelight on her 60th birthday, on November 20.
Desperately Seeking Susan and Pulp Fiction star Rosanna Arquette will likely maintain her level of cool throughout her sixth decade, which begins on August 10.
That’s right—the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, turns 60 on June 7—hopefully, President Donald Trump will remember to throw a birthday bash for him.
Veteran journalist Brian Williams welcomes a new decade of life on May 5.
Actor and comedian Tom Arnold turns 60 on March 6.
Turning 60 on May 11, actress and television personality Martha Quinn is perhaps best known for being one of the original video jockeys on MTV in the 1980s, alongside Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and J.J. Jackson.
Mission: Impossible star Ving Rhames finally becomes an old(er) man on May 12.
Once upon a time, rocker Richie Sambora was a music legend, serving as the lead guitarist in prolific rock band, Bon Jovi. Now, he’s celebrating his 60th year on July 11.
That’s right—the possessed girl, Regan, from the cult-film The Exorcist, turned 60 on January 22.
Considered to be one of the most prolific actors of all time in his home country of Japan, Ken Watanabe is more well known in the U.S. for his roles in films like Letters From Iwo Jima and The Last Samurai. Now, the actor turns 60 on October 21.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds, known professionally as Babyface, is considered one of the most prolific songwriters behind some of the biggest stars in the music world, including Carole King, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Al Green, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, and Michael Jackson—to name a few. For his 60th birthday bash on April 10, it’s likely he’ll be eating cake and admiring his long list of achievements—including his 11 Grammy awards.
Rebecca De Mornay
Film actress Rebecca De Mornay has appeared in a handful of successful films over the years, including Risky Business and Lords of Dogtown. Though she turns 60 on August 29, time has somehow stood still for the glowing actress.
Scottish singer Sheena Easton ushers in a new decade of songstress style on April 27.
Bam! American celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse enters into the seventh decade of his life on October 15.
Face/Off star Nick Cassavetes (perhaps more famous for being the son of Gena Rowlands), turns the corner on a new decade on May 21.
Turning 60 on July 7, Dynasty star Billy Campbell has still maintained his youthful charm.
This soap star, made famous for his roles on General Hospital and Santa Barbara, turns 60 on October 3.
Serving as the eighth incarnation of Doctor (of Doctor Who) in 1996, actor Paul McGann, who turns 60 on November 14, hasn’t managed to turn back the clock on aging just yet. Fortunately, he still looks great!
Actor and comedian Mario Cantone will celebrate his 60th birthday this winter on December 9.
Once serving as the mayor of New York, Eliot Spitzer turns 60 on June 10—and it’s likely he is rooting for a scandal-free birthday party.
The less-famous Howard brother, Clint Howard, turns 60 on April 20. (His brother is actor and filmmaker Ron Howard.) For more unexpected celebrity connections, check out the 18 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have a Twin.
Barry Darsow (Smash)
Barry Darsow, more commonly known as pro-wrestler Smash, ushers in a new decade of leather on October 6.
Once listed as one of Time Magazine‘s most influential people in 2010, Lost screenwriter Carlton Cuse will be turning 60 on March 22.
Thomas F. Wilson
That’s right—Biff Tannen from Back to the Future turns 60 on April 15. And for more celebrity trivia, check out The Most Famous Celebrity from Your State.
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