Life Timeline

For those born February 6, 1943.

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1942
Before you were born

You're one of the first people who's never lived in a world without T-shirts.

In September 2013, Cameron Kunzelman wrote about black T-shirts and the powerful men who wear them.

1943
Beginnings

Around the time you were born, Mahatma Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.

In December 2011, Jon Sawyer and Kem Knapp Sawyer described Anna Hazare as the legacy of Ghandi.

1943
Year 77

You were born in February of 1943. This year, The Atlantic celebrates its 160th birthday, making it 2 times as old as you.

The year you were born, Wilson Harris wrote about how then-Princess Elizabeth's education compared with that of an American girl of the same age.

1958

AP

Contemporaries

In 1958, George Harrison, who was born the same year as you, joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney's band, which would eventually become the Beatles.

In June 2013, Colin Fleming wrote about 1963 as a formative year for the Beatles.

1961
Coming of age

Around your 18th birthday, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 7.

In July 2011, Alexis C Madrigal wrote about the food that Sputnik inspired.

1969

NASA

Man on the Moon

At 26 years old, you were alive to behold people walking on the moon.

Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.

1980
Half a life ago

Your life can be divided into two halves: before and after the 24-hour news cycle.

In October 2009, Mark Bowden wrote about the toll of constant coverage.

2007

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute

Across the Universe

When you turned 64, you watched humankind reach the outer solar system.

With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.

Today
History in the making

History is happening all around you, every day.

The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these: