|Before the Age of 12!
|Helen Keller At the age of 19 months, Helen became deaf & blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf & blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
||Mozart was already competent on keyboard & violin, he composed from the age of 5
||Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank
|Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13 years
||Nadia Comăneci At age 14, gymnast of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics
||Elvis was a Superstar by age 19
|John Lennon was 20 years & Paul Mcartney 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in1961
||Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936
||Issac Newton at 24 wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
|Roger Bannister was 25 When he broke the 4 minute mile record
||Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
||Alexander the Great by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
|J.K.Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript for Harry Potter
||Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman 2 fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
||Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest (highest Mountain in the world
|Martin Luther King jr was 34 When he did the speech “I have a dream”
||Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated 4 Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
||Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
|Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and 49 years old for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
||Gary Heavin was 40 when he opened the first Curves fitness center in 1992, which ended up becoming one of the fastest-growing franchises of the ’90s
||Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
|Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused 2 obey bus driver’s order 2 give up her seat 2 make room for a white
||John F. Kennedy was 43 years when he became President of the United States
||Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “ The Hunger Games”
|Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out
||Julia Child worked in advertising and media before writing her first cookbook when she was 50, launching her career as a celebrity chef.
||Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
|Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president
||Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
||Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in, 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
|At 60, playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw ﬁnished writing “Heartbreak House,” regarded by many as his masterpiece.
||At 61, Charles Cagniard de la Tour, a French doctor, demonstrated that fermentation depends upon yeast cells.
||J R R Tolkien was 62 when the lord of the ring books came out
|Laura Ingalls Wilder spent her later years writing semi-autobiographical stories using her educated daughter Rose as an editor. She published the first in the “Little House” books at age 65 in 1932. They soon became children’s literary classics, and the basis for TV show “Little House on the Prairie.
||At 66, Noah Webster completed his monumental “American Dictionary of the English Language.”
||Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
|Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
||At 71, Katsusuke Yanagisawa, a retired Japanese schoolteacher, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest.
||At 74, Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps began an attempt to construct the Suez Canal.
|At 81, Bill Painter became the oldest person to reach the 14,411-foot summit of Mt. Rainier.
||At 82, William Ivy Baldwin became the oldest tightrope walker, crossing the South Boulder Canyon in Colorado on a 320-foot wire.
||At 85, Theodor Mommsen became the oldest person to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature.
|At 86, Katherine Pelton swam the 200-meter butterﬂy in 3 minutes, 1.14 seconds, beating the men’s world record for that age group by over 20 seconds.
||At 87, Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science Monitor
||At 89, Arthur Rubinstein performed one of his greatest recitals in Carnegie Hall.
|At 90, Marc Chagall became the ﬁrst living artist to be exhibited at the Louvre museum.
||At 91, Allan Stewart of New South Wales completed a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of New England.
||At 93, P.G. Wodehouse worked on his 97th novel, was knighted and died.
|At 94, comedian George Burns performed in Schenectady, NY, 63 years after his ﬁrst performance there.
||At 95, Nola Ochs became the oldest person to receive a college diploma
||At 99, Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mt. Fuji.
|100 and still impressive!
|100 year old, Jean Guttery Fritz (born November 16, 1915) is an American children’s writer best known for American biography and history. She won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature in 1986.
||100 year old Marvin Creamer is a former college professor and amateur American sailor noted for having sailed around the globe without the aid of navigational instruments (1982-1984 on his 36-foot boat for 510 days at sea.
||103 year old Alfred William Frankland is a British immunologist whose achievements include the popularisation of the pollen count as a piece of weather-related information to the British public, and the prediction of increased levels of allergy to penicillin.
|105 year old, Gillo Dorfles is an Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher. At 103, Dorfles published a new book (Poesie, Campanotto Editore, 2013), containing previously unpublished poems written from 1941 to 1952. In 2013 he was among the artists that designed the Tibetan pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
||105 year old, Tyrus Wong is a Chinese-born American artist. He is a painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker. As film production illustrator in the film industry, Wong has worked for Disney and Warner Brothers and his most famous work was for the Disney animated classic, Bambi (1942).
||107 year old, Abdul Rasan Khan has composed several compositions and is also a prolific writer and poet under the pseudonym “Rasan Piya”. Many compositions that he sings are his own creations. He has trained numerous students in his lifetime & is now a “guru” at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata.