- At 48, Umberto Eco, a professor of semiotics, wrote his ﬁrst novel, "The Name of the Rose."
- At 57, Frank Dobesh competed in his ﬁrst 100-mile bicycle ride — exactly 10 years after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
- At 68, the English experimentalist Sir William Crookes began investigating radioactivity and invented a device for detecting alpha particles.
- At 88, Michelangelo created the architectural plans for the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
- At 99, Teiichi Igarashi climbed Mt. Fuji.
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