Take it easy, Age is nothing but a number
Quoting a blogger who was writing about our Beauty influencer Shirley Madhere, Shirley reminds us the true meaning of “Age is nothing but a number”.
Irrespective of how you define or perceive age, it remains a widely open space one where anything is still possible, all for highest and greatest good.
The list below shows well that no matter how old you are nothing is impossible!
5 yrs old – Mozart began composing minuets. Once when a second violinist failed to appear for a string quartet performance, Mozart took his place, even though he’d never seen the music.
6 yrs old – Drew Barrymore, granddaughter of noted actor John Barrymore, was already a seasoned actress.
12 yrs old – Filmmaker Steven Spielberg got his first movie camera and spent hours writing scripts, drawing storyboards and making movies of subjects such as head-on miniature train crashes and an exploding pressure cooker full of cherries jubilee.
13 yrs old – World champion Mario Andretti began racing.
14 yrs old – Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci became the first athlete in Olympic history to achieve a perfect 10. She went on to do it six more times.
15 yrs old – Inventor Thomas Alva Edison became manager of a telegraph office.
17 yrs old – The youngest player to play in a World Cup final, Pele won the match for Brazil, then passed out on the field.
19 yrs old – Tired of watching friends fall prey to drugs and crime, Matty Rich fought back by directing the award winning movie “Straight Out of Brooklyn.”
20 yrs old – Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft.
21 yrs old – Yves Saint Laurent became artistic director of Dior Maison de Couture
22 yrs old – Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.
23 yrs old – Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters.
24 yrs old – Entrepreneur Ted Turner took over his father’s billboard advertising business. He later launched CNN.
25 yrs old – By this age, Charles Chaplin had appeared in 35 films.
26 yrs old – Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy.
27 yrs old – Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space.
29 yrs old – Blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the first real bicycle.
30 yrs old – Donald Trump persuaded bankers to lend him $80 million so he could buy the Commodore Hotel. + Bill Gates was the first person ever to become a billionaire by age 30.
31 yrs old – Gregory Pincus achieved in-vitro fertilization of rabbits. Later he invented the birth control pill.
32 yrs old – By the time of his death at age 32, Alexander the Great had conquered almost the entire known world.
33 yrs old – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone.
34 yrs old – After defeating Antony and Cleopatra’s forces in a naval battle, Augustus became the master of the Roman world.
35 yrs old – American sprinter Evelyn Ashford won her final Olympic gold medal at age 35, old for a sprinter.
36 yrs old – German chemist Friedrich August Kekule discovered the ring structure of the benzene molecule in a dream.
37 yrs old – Jersey Joe Walcott became the oldest man ever to win the world’s heavyweight boxing title.
38 yrs old – Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon.
40 yrs old – Joan Ganz Cooney founded Children’s Television Workshop and became the mastermind behind “Sesame Street.”
41 yrs old – Rudyard Kipling became the youngest Nobel Laureate in literature.
42 yrs old – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the oldest NBA regular player.
43 yrs old – John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest man elected to the United States presidency.
45 yrs old – George Foreman recaptured the heavyweight championship with a 10th round knockout, becoming the oldest person ever to win the heavyweight championship.
46 yrs old – A Scottish surgeon, James Baird, discovered hypnosis.
50 yrs old – Barbra Streisand won a 10-year film and recording contract estimated at $60 million.
51 yrs old – The Marquis de Sade, imprisoned for much of his life, wrote the novel Justine.
52 yrs old – Francis Chichester sailed around the world alone in a 53-foot boat normally manned by a crew of six.
53 yrs old – Inventor Walter Hunt patented the safety pin.
54 yrs old – Annie Jump Cannon, the dean of women astronomers, became the first person to systematically classify the stars according to spectral type.
57 yrs old – Betty Ford was frank about her cancer surgery, in an effort to alert other women to the danger of breast cancer.
58 yrs old – Sony chairman Akio Morita introduced the Sony Walkman, even though nobody seemed to like the idea prior to its release.
59 yrs old – Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
60 yrs old – Playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw completed a play, “Heartbreak House,” regarded by some as his masterpiece.
61 yrs old – Richard Milhouse Nixon resigned in disgrace, the first U.S. President ever to quit office.
62 yrs old – J.R.R. Tolkien published the first volume of his fantasy series, Lord of the Rings.
70 yrs old – Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
100+ yrs old – Alice Porlock of Great Britain published her first book, Portrait of My Victorian Youth, when she was 102 years old.