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A quinquagenarian is a person in the age group 50 to 59 years old. A quinquagenarian of today is born between February 14, 1945 and February 14, 1955.

This term — along with quadragenarian to denote someone 40 to 49 years old — appeared in most English-language dictionaries as recently as the 1960s, but since then it has often been omitted, suggesting that it is no longer in conventional use.

List of quinquagenarians

April 25 - Talia Shire, actress April 30 - Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden, Swedish monarch (1973- ) May 7 - Thelma Houston, singer May 9 - Candice Bergen, actress May 10 - Donovan Leitch, musician May 10 - Dave Mason, musician ("Traffic") May 11 - Robert Jarvik, physicist, inventor May 17 - Udo Lindenberg, musician May 18 - Reggie Jackson, Baseball Hall of Famer May 20 - Cher, American singer May 22 - George Best, footballer May 23 - David Graham, golf champion June 6 - Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper June 14 - Donald Trump, American real estate magnate June 15 - Noddy Holder, Slade, singer July 2 - Richard Axel, scientist July 6 - Sylvester Stallone, actor July 8 - Elizabeth Gomez, minister and poet July 10 - Robert W. Jones, Minister and Writer July 15 - Linda Ronstadt, singer, songwriter July 16 - Ron Yary, Pro Football Hall of Famer July 22 - Mireille Mathieu, French singer August 3 - Jack Straw, British politician August 19 - Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor August 20 - N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman August 25 - Rollie Fingers, baseball pitcher August 29 - Bob Beamon, American long jumper September 5 - Freddie Mercury, British singer September 7 - Francisco Varela, biologist September 10 - Jim Hines, American athlete September 10 - Don Powell, Slade, drummer September 15 - Tommy Lee Jones, actor (The Fugitive, Men in Black) September 15 - Oliver Stone, American film director (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK) September 21 - Moritz Leuenberger, member of the Swiss Federal Council September 23 - Franz Fischler, politician September 24 - Lars Emil Johansen, Prime Minister of Greenland

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BIGpedia - Thirty something - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (228 words)
A thirty-something is a person in the age group 30 to 39 years old.
As in the case of twenty-something, no single word exists in the English language to denote this group or its members, in the manner of quadragenarian to mean a person 40 to 49 years old, quinquagenarian for 50 to 59, and so on.
Both "thirtysomething" and "twentysomething" appear to have entered general usage in the late 1980s, when persons who happened to occupy those respective age brackets in Western societies in general, and the United States in particular, were thought to have been shaped by fundamentally different experiences, resulting in contrasting basic philosophies and worldviews.
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