50 Year Old, Jack Cover created the Taser.
51 Year Old, Julia Child started her first TV cooking show.
52 Year Old, Ray Kroc started McDonald’s System, Inc. which later became McDonald’s Corporation the fast food chain.
53 Year Old, Walter Hunt patented the safety pin.
54 Year Old, Vince McMahon became the oldest World Wrestling Entertainment champion.
55 Year Old, John Pemberton, a pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola.
56 Year Old, Mao Zedong founded The People’s Republic of China.
57 Year Old, Jeanne Stawiecki became the oldest woman to successfully climb the highest mountain on the seven continents.
58 Year Old, Akio Morita the Sony chairman, introduced a product that wasn’t popular at the time of announcement, the Sony Walkman.
59 Year Old, Satchel Paige became the oldest Major League baseball player.
60 Year Old, George Bernard Shaw completed writing, Heartbreak House, considered by many to be his best work.
61 Year Old, Momofuku Ando invented ramen cup noodles.
62 Year Old, J.R.R. Tolkien published the first volume of Lord of the Rings.
63 Year Old, Simon Murray was the oldest person to visit The South Pole.
64 Year Old, Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida, a 110 mile swim that took 53 hours.
65 Year Old, Colonel Sanders started KFC after receiving his first social security check for $99.
66 Year Old, Noah Webster completed his first dictionary that took him 26 years to complete.
67 Year Old, Carmela Bousada was the oldest person to give birth to twins.
68 Year Old, Sir William Crookes invented a device for detecting alpha particles.
69 Year Old, A.C. Bhaktivedanta started the Hare Krishna religion.
70 Year Old, Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence.
71 Year Old, Katsusuke Yanagisawa became the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest.
72 Year Old, Margaret Ringenberg flew around the world.
73 Year Old, Peter Roget invented the thesaurus.
74 Year Old, Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps began construction on the Suez Canal.
75 Year Old, Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa.
76 Year Old, Anna Mary Robertson Moses known as Grandma Moses started painting and became on the the US’s most famous painters.
77 Year Old, John Glenn went to space and became the first American to orbit the Earth and oldest person to travel in space.
78 Year Old, Chevalier de Lamarck introduced a new theory of evolution.
79 Year Old, Asa Long became the oldest US checkers champion.
80 Year Old, Jessica Tandy received an Oscar for best actress for the movie, Driving Miss Daisy.
81 Year Old, Lew Hollander became the oldest person to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship. The event has a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon run.
82 Year Old, William Ivy Baldwin did a tightrope walk across a canyon in Eldorado Springs, Colorado.
83 Year Old, Dr. Benjamin Spock championed for world peace.
84 Year Old, Kimani Maruge enrolled in the first grade to begin his education.
85 Year Old, Theodor Mommsen received the Nobel Peace Prize in literature.
86 Year Old, 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.
87 Year Old, Lt. Col. James C. Warren received his airplane pilot’s license.
88 Year Old, Michelangelo created the architectural plans for the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
89 Year Old, Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch was the oldest person to reach The North Pole.
90 Year Old, Marc Chagall became the first living artist to be exhibited at the Louvre museum.
91 Year Old, Allan Stewart completed a Bachelor of Law degree at the University of New England.
92 Year Old, Gladys Burrill ran a marathon and became the oldest female to run a marathon.
93 Year Old, Tao Porchon-Lynch was teaching Yoga and winning dance competitions.
94 Year Old, George Burns performed in Schenectady, New York.
95 Year Old, Nola Ochs received a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University.
96 Year Old, Mohr Keet bungee jumped from South Africa’s Western Cape, a 708 foot drop.
97 Year Old, Emeritus Professor Dr. Heinz Wenderoth became the oldest person to receive a doctorate becoming a Doctor of Science at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover.
98 Year Old, Keiko Fukuda was teaching Judo and self-defense. She also received the 10th degree black belt which is the highest rank in Judo.
99 Year Old, Leo Plass completed his degree from Eastern Oregon University.
100 Year Old, Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest mountain.
103 Year Old, Dr. Leila Denmark was the oldest practicing pediatrician.
117 Year Old, Nabi Tajima is the oldest, verified currently living person.
122 Year Old, Jeanne Calment was the oldest verified living person.
Great Accomplishments by Senior Citizens and those over 50 Years Old
50 Year Old, Jack Cover created the Taser.