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1 hour ago, Insane said:

A 100 Year old male named Walter Orthmann from Brazil has broken the record for working at a company for the longest time in history at 84 years Congratulations! https://www.breezyscroll.com/the-achievers/100-year-old-man-breaks-guinness-world-record-for-working-at-the-same-company-for-84-years/

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In honour of that, his company finally gave him his first raise.

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Just now, Captain Hemlock said:

 

NYPost doesn't exactly fill me w/ confidence, nor does the fact that the person in question is from nowhere Brazil - not exactly well known for accurate record keeping 121 years ago. 

 

Unverifiable (and likely untrue given what she looks like, but the unverifiable part is the relevant bit)

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Yeah, there’s plenty of 120+ claimants, and they’re all pretty much bullshit

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43 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Yeah, there’s plenty of 120+ claimants, and they’re all pretty much bullshit

Agreed - I wish folks would only post about confirmed names.

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Chinese architect Wu Liangyong (Wiki) turns 100 today and became a centenarian

 

Chinese Architect and Planner Wu Liangyong Explores 70 Years of Design and  Teaching | ArchDaily

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Latvian film director Rolands Kalniņš (Wiki) turns 100 today and became a centenarian

 

Rolands Kalniņš - Wikipedia

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Some celebrities who turned 100 

 

Fred Aftalion (Wiki) - French chemical engineer 

Matti Lehtinen (Wiki) - Finnish singer

Alexandra Myskova (Wiki) - Czech actress

 

Fred Aftalion - Wikipedia             Matti Lehtinen lähti 18-vuotiaana sotaan ohjenuoranaan haavoittuneen sanat:  "Jos sinusta meinataan pikkunilkkiä, kieltäydy." | Audio Areena                     Život šel, jak šel. Vždycky jsem byla vděčná za to, co mě potkalo, říká  stoletá herečka Alexandra Myšková | Kultura | Lidovky.cz

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1 hour ago, Gisooo said:

Chinese architect Wu Liangyong (Wiki) turns 100 today and became a centenarian

 

Chinese Architect and Planner Wu Liangyong Explores 70 Years of Design and  Teaching | ArchDaily

Apparently Wu Liangyong recovered from a "serious illness" at 89. Another indestructible Chinese old guy to the long list of them? There's also Ma Shitu, Song Ping, Yang You, Wan Haifeng and others who seem to never die.

 

Rolands Kalniņš isn't 100 yet, he'll be 100 in two days (9th of May).

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1 hour ago, Gisooo said:

Latvian film director Rolands Kalniņš (Wiki) turns 100 today and became a centenarian

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Gisooo said:

Chinese architect Wu Liangyong (Wiki) turns 100 today and became a centenarian

 

 

 

I look forward to the day when one of these old buggers turns 100 and DOESN'T become a centenarian. Hasn't happened yet, sadly. Maybe tomorrow. 

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36 minutes ago, arghton said:

Apparently Wu Liangyong recovered from a "serious illness" at 89. Another indestructible Chinese old guy to the long list of them? There's also Ma Shitu, Song Ping, Yang You, Wan Haifeng and others who seem to never die.

 

Rolands Kalniņš isn't 100 yet, he'll be 100 in two days (9th of May)

So their DOB are wrong, there were sources that Rolands turned 100 today, anyway thanks for letting me know

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As an aside, wondering if we need to have a post here every time someone turns 100? I'd understand if it's for someone notable worldwide, but even announcing everyone who turns 100 and has an English Wikipedia page seems to be untenable. At the moment, this thread seems to be more "people turning 100" than "centenarian death announcements," tbh. 

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Qin Yi QO.

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She'd been battling throat cancer for a while as mentioned here last year. Also very frail.

Here's the updated list of current notable (enough to have an English or Chinese wiki) Chinese/Hong Kong + Taiwan centenarians and those who will (or won't) be 100 this year:

 

Shi Ping 施平 (1911/1912-) former deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress. Most of his fame comes from sending Xi Jinping a letter in 2021. Wheelchairbound and seems to live in a hospital.

Moon Fun Chin (1913-) Chinese-born American China National Aviation Corporation pilot and one of the two CNAC pilots still alive, other one being Peter Goutiere.

Zhang Lixiong (1913-) PLA founding Major-General and Long March participant, survived being in hospital for a whole year in 2020-2021.

Tu Tongjin (1914-) PLA founding Major-General, Long March participant and neurosurgeon, probably in frail health.

Ye Ming (1914-) Chinese centenarian who got into the news for recovering from COVID in May 2022 despite apparently having been in ICU for a month and having been bedridden for the last 7 years. (https://gerontology.fandom.com/wiki/Ye_Ming)

Ma Shitu (1915-) Ancient writer/politician who has had cancer three times and other health issues. Was doing quite well a month or two ago, not even in a wheelchair. His older brother lived to 105, he has some longevity in his family.

Isabel Crook (1915-) Chinese-born Canadian anthropologist. Very ill a few years ago but seems to have recovered.

Jian Xianfo (1916-) Politician, cadre who participated in the Long March, Vice Minister of the Electric Industry in the 1980s, assistant of Jiang Zemin rival Qiao Shi and widow of General Xiao Ke who also lived to be a centenarian. Has been wheelchairbound for years.

Maeda Mitsuhiro 前田光繁 (1916-) Japanese-born Chinese Eigth Route Army veteran and founder of the "Japanese Soldiers Awakening Alliance", already frail on his 100th.

Song Ping (1917-) Politician, last of the Second Generation of Chinese Leadership, mentor of former Chinese leader Hu Jintao. Seems to have been close to death atleast once and as far as I know he was quiet on his 105th.

Yang You (1917-) Scientist and the teacher of Huang Xuhua, "the father of China's nuclear submarines", who is now 96. He's been in hospital for around four years now.

Fan Xixian 范希贤 (1917-) Guangdong local politician who seems to be doing okay.

Wen Jian (1918-) Another PLA founding Major General.

Xia Shuzhang 夏书章 (1919-) Ancient political scientist and father of the Public Administration Master degree.

Hsu Li-nong 許歷農 (1919-) Taiwan, former Kuomintang standing committee member.

Yang Yongsong (1919-2022) Another PLA founding Major General. Obese

Abdullah Timan 阿不都拉·提曼 / ئابدۇللا تىمەن‎ (1919-2022) Taiwanese Uyghur Kuomintang politician, was alive in 2019.

Lu Yuanjiu (1920-) Physicist. Wheelchairbound.

Henry Hu (1920-) Hong Kong barrister. Looked frail ages ago.

Li Li'an 李力安 (1920-) Minor name in politics. 

Wan Haifeng (1920-) General. Was unable to talk and looked very near death years ago but was doing better in 2021.

Li Dak-Sum (1920-) Hong Kong entrepreneur/philanthropist. Wheelchairbound.

Zou Yu (1920-) Politician, former Minister of Justice who seemed near death years ago, was on oxygen. Seems like he's been boringly healthy since.

Tang Youqi 唐有祺 (1920-2022) Physical chemist. Frail.

Wu Bingyan 吳炳炎 (1920-) Taiwan ROC pilot known for his senior badminton career.

John Bai Ningxian (1921-before 2022) Roman catholic bishop. Seems like he's still alive, but I couldn't find anything new about him. DIED BEFORE 2022.

Wang Xiji (1921-) Designer of China's first sounding rocket. Not sure if he's appeared in public in years.

Li Huanying 李桓英 (1921-2022) "Doctor who defeated leprosy", hospitalised around 2019? but seemingly recovered.

Zhong Yiren 鍾逸人 (1921-) Taiwan independence activist. "Miraculously" survived colorectal cancer around 2011.

Wu Liangyong (1922-) Architect, urban planner. Seems to be wheelchairbound and his face looks bloated.

Wei Wei (1922-) Actress with a long career. Her 100th birthday will be in a week.

Yang Chen-Ning (1922-) Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist who has been frail for years.

Lu Yongfu (1922-) Translator, director of the Chinese Translation Organization.

Joseph Hou Guoyang (1922-unknown before 20 August 2022) Roman catholic bishop. Could not find anything about him, is he even alive?

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Sudanese-born Swiss financier Nessim Gaon, very prominent in Jewish affairs, former VP of the World Jewish Congress dead at 100:

 

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Nikolay Lebedev (December 15, 1921, Moscow - ...)

 

People's Artist of the Russian Federation

Member of the Great Patriotic War. He fought in Ukraine, in August 1941 he was captured near Uman and fled. Several times he was arrested by the Germans and again escaped from captivity. He was caught trying to cross the front line and sent to a concentration camp. Changed several camps, including Auschwitz. After being liberated by the Soviet troops and being checked by special agencies.returned to Moscow.

 

59 film roles.

 

Page on the website of the Moscow City Council Theater, where the actor has worked for over 60 years:

https://mossoveta.ru/truppa/actors/lebedev/

 

Interview about war and captivity (2020 - in Russian):

https://teatral-online.ru/news/17194/

 

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Gloria Parker (Wiki) musician and bandleader who had a radio show during the big band era, The Gloria Parker Show reported dead at 100

 

Her show was broadcast nightly from 1950 to 1957, coast to coast on WABC. Parker entertained her audience by playing the marimba, organ, and the singing glasses.

 

Miss Gloria Parker — Mimi BerlinMimi Berlin    Gloria Parker - Wikipedia

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(Also posted in the 'World War II Veterans' thread):

 

James 'Stocky' Edwards, a Canadian World War II fighter ace with 19 confirmed kills, has died. He was 100.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/8836872/stocky-edwards-ace-dies/

 

 

2015 Government of Canada information sheet on James 'Stocky' Edwards:

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/air-force/corporate/reports-publications/on-windswept-heights-2/31-history-1939-1945.html

 

 

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French industrial, art sponsor and resistant Leon Cligman dead at 101

 

+ 1 for my french team. 
 

was born 5 days after my recently-deceased-grandma and died two weeks after her 

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On 19/09/2020 at 21:53, Spade_Cooley said:

Please welcome to the 100 Club the "Poet Laureate of Baseball", American sportswriter and former fiction editor of The New Yorker Roger Angell. Giving interviews to mark his century so presumably will be with us for a while longer.

Roger Angell Obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/sports/roger-angell-dead.html

 

DDP Pick @gcreptile

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16 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

He was a pick on my short-lived "Roger & Out" theme team 10 years ago. When I picked him I did wonder if he'd receive a QO but thought the New Yorker connection might sway it.

 

Here is BBC obit for Roger Angell

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4 hours ago, time said:

He was a pick on my short-lived "Roger & Out" theme team 10 years ago. When I picked him I did wonder if he'd receive a QO but thought the New Yorker connection might sway it.

While Roger Angell already has a QO and the DDP updated, nothing surprises me more than this - a BBC Obit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61535345

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