Life Timeline

For those born April 27, 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, German forces began to transport or murder all remaining Jewish ghetto inhabitants in Krakow.

In March 2004, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz spoke with historian Christopher Browning about how ordinary Germans came to accept as inevitable the extermination of the Jews.

1943
Year 76

You were born in April 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

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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 cosmonaut Gagarin became the first human in space aboard Vostok 1.

In March 2013, Megan Garber wrote about the mannequin first used to test the effects of space on a human being.

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.

1979
Half a life ago

Your life can be divided into two halves: before and after hip-hop records.

In March 2015, Irvin Weathersby Jr. wrote about what hip-hop can teach Americans.

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: