Oldest NHL Player
Gordie Howe broke several NHL records including only player to play in 5 different decades (impressive for any sport), oldest NHL player at time of retirement (52), and oldest player to play in an NHL game. He was also the only player to play in the NHL after age 50.
Oldest Flight Instructor
During the Second World War he was a Flight Control Officer. Today Bart Bratko is the oldest flight instructor in the world at 81 years.
The oldest person to be awarded a doctorate is Emeritus Professor Dr Heinz Wenderoth (Germany), who was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover on 29 September 2008 at the age of 97. The subject of his dissertation was “Cell Biological Studies in the Morphology and Physiology of primitive marine Placozoons Trichoplax Adhaerens”.
Oldest Person To Win An Oscar For Best Actor
On Golden Pond brought Henry Fonda his only Oscar (for best actor) but with that one Oscar he broke the record for oldest recipient of the award at 76 years. It also earned him a Golden Globe Best Actor award. Fonda was too ill to attend the ceremony, however, and his daughter Jane accepted on his behalf.
Oldest Person To Win An Oscar For Best Actress
At 80 years Jessica Tandy became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), for which she also won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.