At 78, Joe Biden made headlines in January 2021 for becoming the oldest elected person to assume the U.S. presidency.
Since then, concerns have been raised about his age, with trips and falls drawing media attention, but he is running for a second term. The president is just days away from turning 81, on November 20.
The first of four children, Biden was born in 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden. After a long career in government and politics, he will be 82 at the start of his next term if he wins reelection next year.
Many other notable and influential figures are the same age as the president, some of whom you might not be aware of.
Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942. Known for both her singing and starring in movies, including Funny Girl and Yentl (which she also directed), she has just released two albums, Evergreens: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records and Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
Another well-known voice in popular music is Paul McCartney.
Born on June 18, 1942, in Liverpool, England, he was a singer, songwriter and bassist in one of the biggest groups in popular music history, the Beatles. He later went on to a successful solo career.
McCartney is showing fans that he can still put on a show at 81, with tour dates running until the end of 2023. A possible 2024 tour is being teased.
1942 has produced some iconic figures in the entertainment industry, including a staple of the big screen who has played such memorable characters as Indiana Jones and Han Solo.
Harrison Ford was born on