Happy 55th birthday, TOM CRUISE. However, despite the title of one of his most famous films, Born on the 4th of July, Tom Cruise (a. k. a. Thomas Mapother) came into the world on JULY 3rd of 1962. Here's the trailer for his very timely 1989 film. So many of his hit films have soundtracks containing "Beach Radio" playlist songs - probably more than any other actor.