Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Aretha Franklin
Age: 70
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the undisputed Queen of Soul, winning a boatload of Grammys and other awards, songs like ‘Respect,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,’ ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ and many more, and being the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sir Elton John
Age: 65
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Selling more than 250 million records and racking up more than 50 Top 40 hits including ‘Your Song,’ ‘Bennie and the Jets,’ ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’ and the best-selling single of all time, ‘Candle in the Wind,’ winning an Oscar for ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from ‘The Lion King,’ and founding the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised $200 million for AIDS research

Gloria Steinem
Age: 78
Occupation: Journalist and Political Activist
Known For: Becoming the face of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, co-founding Ms. magazine and the Women’s Media Center, and her longtime roles as a politics and media affairs commentator, writer, lecturer and organizer

Sarah Jessica Parker
Age: 47
Occupation: Actress and Producer
Known For: Her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series ‘Sex and the City,’ starring in the film franchise of the same name and other movies including ‘L.A. Story,’ ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ and ‘The Family Stone,’ her status as a style icon, and her marriage to actor Matthew Broderick

Katharine McPhee
Age: 28
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: Placing second on the 5th season of ‘American Idol,’ singles including ‘Over It’ and ‘Had It All,’ appearing in movies like ‘The House Bunny,’ and currently starring on the NBC musical series ‘Smash’