Balamurali Ambati, born July 29, 1977, of Hollis Hills, New York
State, USA, became the world's youngest doctor when he graduated from the
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City on May 19, 1995 at the age
of 17. "We taught them to be focused, to desire accomplishments," said hsi
father Dr Rao who fought school administrators to allow his son to study at
his own pace, which was nearly twice as fast as his peers. After graduating,
Balamurali continued his education at Harvard specializing in ophthalmology.
DJ Llewellyn Owen, from London, UK, (aka DJ Welly)
headlined at The Warp club in London, UK on May 1, 2000, when he was eight
years and 70 days old. He was paid £125 (US$180) per hour - the standard
rate for headlining. Before he was five years old, DJ Welly began
experimenting with record decks, as his father was involved in the free
party scene in the Northants area in England. People started giving
Llewellyn their old records and he soon began to DJ to earn pocket money
until he later turned professional. His family is baffled as to where
Llewellyn gets his talent from as they are not involved in music. Llewellyn
has four sisters and is home educated. He also attends drama school and is
very creative. He has recently started composing music with two older girls
and his father feels that fame and fortune beckons. Having headlined famous
clubs such as The Ministry of Sound in London and played on national TV and
radio, it is easy to see why!
Youngest Prime Minister
The youngest head of government is currently Dr
Mario Frick (b. May 8, 1965), who became Prime Minister of Liechtenstein at
the age of 28 on December 15, 1993. Dr Frick was born in Switzerland and
studied law at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.
Dorothy Straight [USA] was four
years old when she wrote HOW THE WORLD BEGAN in 1962. It was published
in Aug 1964 by Pantheon Books.
Youngest Female Astronaut
The youngest woman in space is Valentina Tereshkova, who was 26 at the time
of her spaceflight. Her mission, Vostok 6 was launched on June 16, 1963 and
she completed 48 orbits, adding up to nearly 71 hours in space. As the
mission planners had designed, her capsule came within 5 km of Vostok 5,
which was launched two days earlier. This enabled Tereshkova to communicate
with fellow cosmonaut Valeriy Bykovsky.
Michael Kearney started studying for an
Associate of Science degree at Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA in
September 1990 at the age of 6 years 7 months. He became the world's
youngest graduate in June 1994, at the age of 10 years 4 months, when he
obtained his BA in anthropology from the University of South Alabama. When
he is not studying he enjoys doing what any other American teenager enjoys -
playing video games, traveling, and playing soccer. As for the future,
Michael would love to have the opportunity to host an educational television
show for children.
In the United Arab Emirates (UEA), only 0.2 per
cent of the population was aged 75 and over in 1995. The UAE is a federation
of seven states. Oil was discovered in the area in the 1950's, leading to a
massive economic boom. The population of the UAE has quadrupled since 1965,
partly due to the influx of economic migrants and workers to the area.
Jerry Yang (USA), the co-founder of internet
search engine, Yahoo! Inc., became a billionaire in 1998, aged 29. He is now
worth an estimated $4 billion. In 1994, bored with writing their doctoral
theses in electrical engineering, he and college-friend David Filo began
compiling a list classifying their favorite websites, leading to 'Jerry and
David's Guide to the World Wide Web'. In summer 1994 they came up with the
name Yahoo!, an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle!", a
play on the Unix program YACC, "Yet Another Compiler Compiler".
Youngest Male Astronaut
The youngest astronaut is Major (later Lt-Gen.) Gherman Stepanovich Titov
(born September 11, 1935), who was aged 25 years, 329 days when launched in
Vostok 2 on August 6, 1961. Vostok 2 was the Sovietís second manned
spacelight, it completed 17 orbits of the Earth. The mission was launched on
6 August 1961 and lasted for a total of 25 hours and 18 minutes from takeoff
to landing. Titov landed back to earth by parachute, after ejecting from his
spacecraft during its descent to the Earthís surface. During his flight,
Titov became the first person ever to experience space sickness - caused by
the loss of balance due to zero gravity.
Rapper On The US Charts
Lil' Bow Wow was only a lil' fella when, at age
three, he told his Ma he wanted to start rapping. Three years later he began
performing his raps and six years after that he was a bona fide rap star! He
pigs out on pizza and cheeseburgers, his mom does his hair, and he loves
Youngest Visitor To Both Poles
The UK's Robert Schumann (born March 7, 1982)
went to the North Pole on April 6, 1992, at the age of 10, and the South
Pole on December 29, 1993, at the age of 11. He arrived at the South Pole by
mountain bike after having flown in nearby. Robert visited both Poles with
|Youngest Current Head Of
The youngest current head of state is Lt. Yahya
Jammeh (b. May 25, 1965), who became President of the Provisional Council
and head of state of The Gambia in July 1994, following a military coup. In
1996, he became President.
Youngest Masters Graduate
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi (b. September 9, 1987) of
New Delhi, India, successfully passed his M.Sc in Physics from Patna
University, at the age of 12 years, two months, and 19 days, on November 28,
The youngest millionairess was Shirley Temple
(b. USA, April 23, 1928), now Mrs. Charles Black, who accumulated wealth
exceeding $1 million (equivalent to $8,932,472 today) before she was 10.
Shirley Temple leapt to fame with the film Little Miss Marker. Later
in life she turned to politics. She was the US ambassador to Czechoslovakia
from 1989 to 1992.
The youngest reigning monarch is King Mswati
III of Swaziland (b. April 19, 1968). He was crowned on April 25, 1986, at
the age of 18. In Swaziland it is customary for the line of succession to be
passed to the youngest son, rather than the first-born, to improve the
chances of a long reign.
Youngest World Traveler
The youngest person ever to have travelled to
all seven continents is South African Tanya Daniella Donkin (b. January 2,
1997). On November 16, 2000. Tanya landed in Dubai (Asia) at the age of 3
years 10 months 14 days, thereby visiting her seventh continent. All her
travels were with her parents Dave and Irene Donkin.