World's oldest people since 1955

The Gerontology Research Group and Guinness World Records keep track of who was the oldest verifiable person on Earth since 1955 (only six of whom were male), as well as the oldest man since 1973. This quiz is next to impossible.
Countries are as they were when these people were born
Blue box = the world's oldest person was male
Red text = there is some doubt about this case
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Last updated: April 14, 2020
First submittedJanuary 21, 2020
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World's oldest living person
1842-1955
USA (b. UK)
Betsy Baker
1845-1956
USA (b. UK)
Jennie Howell
1849-1958
USA (b. Denmark)
Anne Marie Carstenson
1849-1958
USA
Nancy Ryan
1849-1959
Netherlands
Christina Karnebeek-Backs
1850-1959
Norway
Marie Olsen
1851-1964
USA
Mary Kelly
1855-1965
UK
Elizabeth Kensley
1855-1965
USA
William Fullingim
1856-1966
UK
Hannah Smith
1856-1968
UK
John Turner
1857-1968
South Africa
Johanna Booyson
1857-1969
Czechoslovakia
Marie Bernátková
1858-1970
UK
Ada Roe
1860-1973
Spain
Josefa Salas Mateo
1861-1973
UK
Alice Stevenson
1863-1973
UK
Elizabeth Watkins
1863-1975
Japan
Mito Umeta
1863-1976
Japan
Niwa Kawamoto
1866-1977
USA
Sophia DeMuth
1866-1978
France
Marie-Virginie Duhem
1867-1981
USA
Fannie Thomas
1869-1981
France
Augustine Teissier
1869-1982
USA
Nellie Spencer
1870-1983
USA
Emma Wilson
1870-1985
USA
Mathew Beard
1871-1986
USA (b. German Empire)
Augusta Holtz
1873-1987
USA
Mary McKinney
1873-1987
UK
Anna Eliza Williams
1873-1988
USA
Florence Knapp
1875-1997
France
Jeanne Calment
1880-1998
Canada
Marie-Louise Meilleur
1880-1999
USA
Sarah Knauss
1885-2000
UK
Eva Morris
1886-2001
France
Marie Brémont
1887-2002
USA
Maud Farris-Luse
1887-2002
USA (b. UK)
Grace Clawson
1888-2002
USA (b. Cape Verde)
Adelina Domingues
1889-2002
USA
Mae Harrington
1889-2003
Japan
Yukichi Chuganji
1889-2003
Japan
Mitoyo Kawate
1889-2004
USA (Puerto Rico)
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan
1889-2006
Ecuador
María Capovilla
1890-2006
USA
Elizabeth Bolden
1891-2007
USA (Puerto Rico)
Emiliano Mercado del Toro
1892-2007
USA
Emma Tillman
1893-2007
Japan
Yone Minagawa
1893-2008
USA
Edna Parker
1893-2009
Portugal
Maria de Jesus
1894-2009
USA
Gertrude Baines
1895-2010
Japan
Kama Chinen
1896-2010
France (Saint Barthélemy)
Eugénie Blanchard
1896-2011
Brazil
Maria Gomes Valentim
1896-2012
USA
Besse Cooper
1897-2012
USA (b. Italy)
Dina Manfredini
1897-2013
Japan
Jiroemon Kimura
1898-2015
Japan
Misao Okawa
1898-2015
USA
Gertrude Weaver
1899-2015
USA
Jeralean Talley
1899-2016
USA
Susannah Mushatt Jones
1899-2017
Italy
Emma Morano
1900-2017
Jamaica
Violet Brown
1900-2018
Japan
Nabi Tajima
1901-2018
Japan
Chiyo Miyako
b. 1903
Japan
Kane Tanaka
World's oldest living man
1862-1973
(West) Germany
Friedrich Wedeking
1864-1974
UK
Frederick Butterfield
1866-1977
France
Jean Teillet
1867-1978
USA
Charlie Nelson
1870-1980
USA
Charlie Phillips
1870-1985
USA
Mathew Beard
1875-1986
USA
Joe Thomas
1875-1987
Norway
Herman Smith-Johannsen
1876-1988
USA
Alphaeus Cole
1877-1990
UK
John Evans
1879-1990
France
Henri Pérignon
1879-1991
USA
James Wiggins
1880-1993
USA
Frederick Frazier
1881-1994
Spain
Josep Armengol Jover
1882-1998
USA (b. Denmark)
Christian Mortensen
1884-1998
USA
Johnson Parks
1885-1998
USA
Walter Richardson
1886-1999
Japan
Denzo Ishizaki
1888-1999
Spain
Antonio Urrea Hernández
1888-2001
USA
John Painter
1889-2002
Italy
Antonio Todde
1889-2003
Japan
Yukichi Chuganji
1889-2004
Spain
Joan Riudavets Moll
1890-2004
USA
Fred Hale
1891-2007
USA (Puerto Rico)
Emiliano Mercado del Toro
1895-2009
Japan
Tomoji Tanabe
1896-2009
UK
Henry Allingham
1896-2011
USA
Walter Breuning
1897-2016
Japan
Jiroemon Kimura
1901-2013
USA (b. Spain)
Salustiano Sanchez Blazquez
1902-2014
Italy
Arturo Licata
1903-2014
USA (b. Russian Empire)
Alexander Imich
1903-2015
Japan
Sakari Momoi
1903-2016
Japan
Yasutaro Koide
1903-2017
Israel (b. Russian Empire)
Israel Kristal
1904-2018
Spain
Francisco Núñez Olivera
1905-2019
Japan
Masazō Nonaka
1905-2019
Germany
Gustav Gerneth
1907-2020
Japan
Chitetsu Watanabe
b. 1908
UK
Bob Weighton
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