02 Jan 1903
Lives in Fukuoka, Japan
Oldest living person, 20th oldest ever
One of the most remarkable Oldest Person titleholders for some time. She can walk at the pace of a young person, tell jokes, sing, participate in press conferences, solve maths questions, play Othello, fold clothes and do the Japanese favourite - hand dancing. She's going to be around for a while.
Maria-Giuseppa Robucci-Nargiso (Nonna Peppa for short)
20 Mar 1903
Lives in Apulia, Italy
Oldest living European, 2nd oldest living person, 22nd oldest ever
The title of Oldest in Europe is traditionally a QO shoo-in, but sadly this didn't happen for her predecessor Giuseppina Projetto. She's a very happy person who still makes public appearances, but there seems to have been a slight decline in her health.
19 May 1903
Lives in Nagoya, Japan
3rd oldest living, 28th oldest ever
No photo, no nothing. This may change if she one day becomes the oldest person in Japan, but Tanaka is making that more unlikely with every passing day.
Magdalena Oliver Gabarró
31 Oct 1903
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Oldest Spaniard, would-be 42nd oldest ever
Unverified. It has been hinted on the 110 Club that her potential verification is imminent. She looked well the last time she was pictured, but that was 2 years ago.
Annalise or Annelise
03 Dec 1903
Lives in Nanuet, USA
Challenger to title of oldest American
The fact that we don't even know the spelling of this woman's first name should tell you all you need to know. However, she might be the oldest American.
Lucile Randon (Soeur Andre)
11 Feb 1904
Lives in Toulon, France
Oldest Frenchie, 4th oldest living, 52nd oldest ever, oldest nun
The real oldest nun, as pointed out after Sister Cecylia died. Confusingly, the oldest nun ever was Sister Cecilia (1902-2017). Soeur Andre may take this title in June.
30 Mar 1904
Lives in Sendai, Japan
5th oldest living, 62nd oldest ever, oldest person to outlive a pet
Yes, this dog is dead. To be honest, Shin has appeared downbeat since this happened, and what's the point in going on if you're 114 and you just lost your dog?
Gabrielle Valentine des Robert
04 Jun 1904
Lives in Nantes, France
6th oldest living, 86th oldest ever
She is living proof that fat people aren't destined to die young. Isn't in the best of shape, mind you.
22 Sep 1904
Lives in Cleveland, USA
7th oldest living, Believed to be oldest American
Though her family adore her, I struggle to believe you can enjoy life in such poor condition.
14 Jan 1905
Lives in Perpignan, France
8th oldest living
When I first heard about this woman a few months ago, I thought she was an android designed to shut down at the age of 122. It appears not. She is very healthy and can still walk around her own home.
01 Feb 1905
Lives in Saga, Japan
9th oldest living
Winner of "sunniest old person in the world". Never seen without a big smile on her face. She is almost profoundly deaf and communicates by reading off a tablet and shouting her response.
19 Feb 1905
Lives in Kurume, Japan
10th oldest living
Ellen "Dolly" Gibb
26 Apr 1905
Lives in North Bay, Canada
Some photos of her are quite unflattering, but she is holding up well.
06 Jul 1905
Lives in Harlem, USA
2nd oldest American
Has been mentioned before as she defied death by coming back from the dreaded Limbo. She may or may not be next in line to the Oldest American throne. That Party City tiara does not reflect this title.
25 Jul 1905
Lives in Ashoro, Japan
Oldest man, 14th oldest man ever
Old boy is enjoying his 10+ month reign as Oldest Man but is noticeably frail.
28 Aug 1905
Lives in Grand Forks, USA
Oldest highly educated person
She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1928 and went on to teach. Maybe if she gets old enough then some tabloids will pick up on this.
15 Oct 1905?
Lives in Havelberg, Germany
Would-be 2nd oldest man, 16th oldest man ever, oldest German person ever
A recent picture (which won't upload) doesn't say good things about his physical health. He is looking forward to his 114th birthday in October 2019, but doubts have been cast on his claimed age. Beware.
20 Oct 1905
Lives in Soni, Japan
Not really famous, but what a moniker!
11 May 1906
Lives in Austin, USA
2nd oldest man, 23rd oldest man ever, oldest American man, oldest Allied veteran
Has now survived pneumonia an incredible 5 times! He has been noticeably quiet in an ominous way for a few months. I love the man, but it might all be Over soon...
10 Jun 1906
Lives in Gliwice, Poland
Oldest Pole ever
The first Polish person to ever live to 112. Here she is with Waclaw, a GRG/110 Club admin.
28 Jun 1906
Lives in Hollywood (that's Florida), USA
She dresses herself, does her wig and makeup, knits babies' hats and takes them to her local hospital almost every day! She's amazing for her age!
Grace Catherine Jones
16 Sep 1906
Lives in Broadway (that's Worcestershire), UK
Oldest Brit, 3rd oldest Grace Jones ever
No, wrong one...
Not that one, she died in 2006...
Close but not her either, she's dead anol...
That's our wummin! She is lovely and is able to give long interviews.
3Sri Shivakumara Swami(ji/galu)
01 Apr 1907?
Lives in Tumkur, India
Where's a bullshit button when you need one?
His age is NOT accurate. Yet his ability to bounce back from multiple hospitalisations is superb. After a fifth hospitalisation for the same ailment, he's tied with Richard Overton.
19 Feb 1908?
Lives in Beijing, China
Oldest notable person
Although the chances of a Chinese person being verified are low, we can pretty much confirm that he's as old as he claims. He is known for developing methods for producing wine. I would like to think that he is partly responsible for grape stomping, which inspired my 2nd favourite news blooper.
Alf Smith and Bob Weighton
29 Mar 1908
Live in St Madoes and Alton, UK
Joint oldest British men
Alf is the first supercentenarian Scotsman
It's no secret that Alf isn't doing as well as Bob (I believe he had a stroke a few years ago) but I wish both of them well.
05 Sep 1908
Lives in Gorizia, Italy
Oldest notable woman
Known for being an artist and composer. The Guardian would like her. Anyway, she is doing great.
Dr. Robert Wiener
27 Oct 1908
Lives in Montreal, Canada
Oldest Canadian man, one half of oldest brothers ever, oldest doctor
Pathologist whose older brother David fell just shy of 110. He still rides his exercise bike daily and works very closely with his doctor to improve his health. He's quite charming and he's not ready to slow down yet.
01 Apr 1909
Lives in unknown location in Australia
Does this woman even exist? I'm not convinced. At just 109 she's a youngster compared to others, but you know what they say about Australians and Mail obits.