Oh, 60 is so young, only half way through.
Became the governor of California at 61, and later also became US President.
Sam Snead May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002
"Sam Snead, the golfing great known as "Slammin' Sam" winner of seven
major championships and a record 81 PGA Tour events"... ". Snead won
the Par 3 Tournament in 1974 when he was 61, but he was ageless in so
many other tournaments." (SOURCE , Obituary,
"Gandhi's life of civil disobedience began while he was a young lawyer
in South Africa when, because he was a dark-skinned Indian, he was
told to move to a third-class seat on a train even though he held a
first-class ticket. He refused, and ended up spending the night on a
desolate platform. It culminated in 1930, when he was 61, and he and
his followers marched 240 miles in 24 days to make their own salt from
the sea in defiance of British colonial laws and taxes. By the time he
reached the sea, several thousand had joined his march, and all along
India's coast thousands more were doing the same. More than 60,000
were eventually arrested, including Gandhi, but it was clear who would
end up the victors. " (SOURCE: Time 100 People of the Century
Gandhi later became the leader of independent india.
William Jennings Bryan
Began his furious campaign against the teaching of evolution in
schools when he was 61 (People & Events: William Jennings Bryan
"At age 70?in 1776?Franklin played an instrumental role in drafting
and signing the Declaration of Independence.
At age 81, Franklin signed the Constitution of the United States of America. "
(SOURCE: Benjamin Franklin - the Statesman Years, School for
The author who wrote the bestseller "Angela's Ashes" began to write
first in his sixties.
Harper Collins: <http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/book_notes.cfm?ISBN=000649840X&Author=0000547>
Finally, Deepak Chopra writes: "A baby girl born in America today is
expected to live just less than eighty years; an infant boy has a life
expectancy of almost seventy-four. Historically, there are many people
who have lived to ripe old ages and have made major contributions to
civilization. Leonardo da Vinci was drawing sketches in his sixties,
Leo Tolstoy was writing novels into his seventies, and Michelangelo
was sculpting in his eighties. Winston Churchill, with his fondness
for cigars and Scotch, was active and productive until his death at
age ninety. " (SOURCE: Deepak Chopra, Grow Younger, Live Longer, Part
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