Age 47 - The Octogenarian Ski-jumper

ABOUT Martin McGovern

Martin McGovern
The Octogenarian Ski-jumper is a celebration of the achievements of the famous and not-so-famous, arranged according to the age of the person at the time of the achievement. Chapters for those aged 20 to 69 are available here: the full book contains achievements of those ranging from newbo More...


Have you ever wondered who achieved something when they were your age? The Octogenarian Ski-jumper has the answers. This sample chapter lists the achievements of the famous and the not-so-famous, which were made when the achiever was age 47.
The printed book covers ages from 0 to 105.

On my wife's forty-fourth birthday, our son had chicken pox and we couldn't go to a party. Uncharacteristically, she was bemoaning this misfortune. "And I'm forty-four" she said. "No-one ever achieved anything aged forty-four". This chapter is one of the results of that conversation.