As Oprah celebrates turning 61 on Thursday, January 29, we're looking back at one of her all-time favorite birthday moments. It will be tough to ever top her milestone 50th birthday bash back in 2004, when best friend Gayle King and the Harpo team surprised the talk show mogul with a legendary blowout that included guests like Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and Jay Leno.
Oprah has said many times that she doesn't like surprises, but all bets were off that day. To honor the birthday girl with a special champagne toast, good friend John Travolta popped in to say a few words. In the above throwback clip, take a look back at the tribute that moved Oprah to tears.