Life Timeline

For those born November 30, 1936.

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Before you were born

You're one of the first people who's never lived in a world without the board game Monopoly.

In November 2015, Emily Anne Epstein rounded up photos of the game and its players over the course of its 80-year history.

Year 86

You were born in November of 1936. This year, The Atlantic celebrates its 160th birthday, making it 1.9 times as old as you.

The year you were born, a contributor to The Atlantic wrote about the multi-ethnic Americans who represented the “American race” after a wave of immigration.


Around the time you were born, the Rome-Berlin Axis was declared between Italy and Germany.

In July 2000, Francis X. Rocca wrote about Galeazzo Ciano's account of the political side of the Axis war efforts.

Coming of age

Around your 18th birthday, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.

In November 2011, Maria Popova wrote about what makes iconic images iconic.



Man on the Moon

At 32 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.




In 1970, Mary Tyler Moore, who was born the same year as you, began starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

In May 2013, Hope Reese wrote about how the show offered new opportunities for women to excel in sitcom writers' room.

Half a life ago

Your life can be divided into two halves: before and after Apple.

In September 2015, Megan Garber wrote about the professional genius and personal failings of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and a new documentary that considered his mixed legacy.


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Across the Universe

When you turned 70, 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.

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: