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BORN PRE-1917

Turning 102+ in 2018

  Jonathan
Seychellois-hatched St. Helenian giant tortoise, world's oldest known living animal
c. 1832
  Nabi Tajima
Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest validated person
08/04/1900
  Richard Overton
American World War II Army sergeant, oldest living U.S. veteran
05/11/1906
  Shivakumara Swamiji
Indian humanitarian
04/01/1907
  Gillo Dorfles
Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher
04/12/1910
  Johan van Hulst
Dutch politician and humanitarian
01/28/1911
  Fauja Singh
Indian-born English marathon runner
04/01/1911
  Renée Simonot
French actress and dubbing artist
09/10/1911
  Roberta McCain
American political figure, mother of 2008 presidential candidate John McCain
02/07/1912
  William Frankland
English immunologist
03/19/1912
  George N. Leighton
American jurist
10/22/1912
  Connie Sawyer
American actress, A Hole in the Head, Pineapple Express
11/27/1912
  Toko Shinoda
Japanese painter and printmaker
03/28/1913
  Marko Feingold
Austrian Holocaust survivor, lecturer, and community leader
05/28/1913
  Boris Pahor
Italian Slovenian-language poet and novelist, Nekropolis
08/26/1913
  Don Lusk
American animator and animation director
10/28/1913
  Mary Carlisle
American actress, Grand Hotel, College Humor
02/03/1914
(Some sources cite 1912)
  Georges-Emmanuel Clancier
French poet
05/03/1914
  Muazzez İlmiye Çığ
Turkish archeologist
06/20/1914
  Nicanor Parra
Chilean poet
09/05/1914
  Norman Lloyd
American producer, director, and actor, Saboteur, TV's St. Elsewhere
11/08/1914
  Gertrude Jeannette
American actress, playwright, and director
11/28/1914
  Patricia Morison
American actress, Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate
03/19/1915
  Herman Wouk
American writer, The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War
05/27/1915
  Carmen Herrera
Cuban-born American painter
05/31/1915
  Nina Theilade
Danish ballerina and choreographer
06/15/1915
  Richard E. Cole
American Air Force pilot, member of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
09/07/1915
  Mary Wilson
English poet, widow of prime minister Harold Wilson
01/12/1916
  David Douglas Duncan
American photojournalist
01/23/1916
  Marvin Creamer
American amateur sailor, circled the globe without navigational instruments (1982-1984)
01/24/1916
  Jean Erdman
American dancer and choreographer
02/20/1916
  Beverly Cleary
American children's writer, the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby series
04/12/1916
  Bernard Lewis
English-born American Islamic and Middle Eastern historian
05/31/1916
  Olivia de Havilland
American Oscar-winning actress, Gone with the Wind, The Heiress
07/01/1916
  Mortimer Caplin
American government official, Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1961-1964)
07/11/1916
  Neagu Djuvara
Romanian diplomat, writer, and historian
08/18/1916
  George Rosenkranz
Hungarian-born Mexican steroid chemist
08/20/1916
  Eric Bentley
English-born American critic, playwright, and cabaret performer
09/14/1916
  Richard K. Guy
English mathematician
09/30/1916
  Kirk Douglas
American actor, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus
12/09/1916
  Arsène Tchakarian
Turkish-born French World War II resistance fighter, member of the Manouchian Group
12/21/1916

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