Find out who achieved their greatest feats at your age with “Who Old Are You”.
They say it’s never too late and this website shows you exactly why. Enter your birth date and find out what other influences were people were doing at your age. Around my age, Shakespeare had just written Romeo and Juliet, Nintendo was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi, Pierre Omidyar founded eBay, and Coco Chanel opened a clothes shop.
The interactive data viz comes from Information Is Beautiful. The site was founded by David McCandless, who created it to “help make clearer, more informed decisions about the world”.
I put my age in and while it can maybe feel depressing (“I’m X and I’ve not achieved anything!”) but you can totally flip that because the infographic doesn’t stop at your age – it carries on. Plenty of time to do whatever the hell you want.Last modified: July 11