In 1912

Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1912

Tamara Krutikov, 110

Tamara Krutikov as a young woman, then known as Tamara Kruglov (undated pictures)

23 July 1939; Tamara Krutikov on her wedding day together with her husband Nikola Krutikov (1900-1981)

Tamara Krutikov, as a middle-aged woman, pictures with her family (undated photo)

2012; Tamara Krutikov celebrating her 100th birthday in Belgrade, Serbia.

2016/2018; Tamara Krutikov celebrating her 104th (left) and 106th birthday (right).

2021; Tamara Krutikov celebrating her 109th birthday together with her daughters: Irina and Zinaida.

2022; Tamara Krutikov celebrating her 110th birthday with her daughters: Natalija, Irina and Zinaida

Photo courtesy of Mr. Boris Vlchek and Mr. Dejan Vujic of Serbia.

Feb. 12, 2023; Tamara Krutikov was born in Yekaterinoslav, Russian Empire (present-day Dnipro, Ukraine) on Mar. 27, 1912. She had no brothers and sisters, she was an only child. When she was 7 years old, she left Ukraine with her parents and moved to Turkey, soon to the island of Kınalıada and then to Serbia, where she later married and started a family. Together with her husband Nikolaj, she had three daughters: Natalia (1941), Irina (1946), and Zinaida (1950). Until she was 94, she lived alone, later her daughter Zinaida returned from Russia to take care of her. By nationality she was Russian. She was a professor of music and French, played the piano and played tennis. She spoke multiple languages including Russian, French, Greek, Turkish, Macedonian, English and Serbian.

Tamara moved from Constantinople to the island of Kınalıada, where she went to school for two years, under the patronage of the English. Later he moved by boat to (Village Melinci), Herceg Novi. After a short period of residence in Herceg Novi, he moved to Hrastovec (Slovenia). There she spent most of her high school in the castle of Count Gerbenstein. There she also met her future husband Nikolaj, a professor of music. Her mother Ana got a job there as an educator, and Tamara’s father Vladimir as a school secretary and math teacher. Then she moved to Bela Cekva to enroll and finish high school.

In 1939, she married Nikolaj Krutikov in a Russian church in Belgrade. Nikolaj got a job as a music teacher in Kavadarci (Macedonia). Afterwards, they moved to Bihać because they got a job there. While in Bihać, she met the Horvatović family from Zagreb. They helped her come to Zagreb (Croatia) for a short period of time where she gave birth to her daughter Natalija (1941). Afterwards she returned to Bihać. There, her daughter Natalija was baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church in Zagreb.

Krutikov taught ballet in Kavadarci, Macedonia. For a time she taught French and music in Bihać, (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Her daughter Irina was born in Bihać in 1946, and Zinaida in 1950. Her husband Nikola died on 14 December 1981 in Belgrade, at the age of 81. Following the husband’s death, Krutikov returned to Belgrade, where she remained until the end of her life. Tamara Krutikov became the oldest known living person in the Serbia, following the death of 109-year-old Nadezda Pavlovic on 16 April 2021. In March 2022, she celebrated her 110th birthday and became a supercentenarian. Krutikov died in New Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia on 6 July 2022, at the age of 110 years, 101 days. She is the first validated supercentenarian on record in Serbia.

The case of Tamara Krutikov was verified by a team of Serbian and Ukrainian researchers: Dejan Vujic, Boris Vlchek, and Igor Bashyrov, and validated by the GRG on February 12. 2023.

John Tinniswood, 110

2018: Tinniswood at the age of 106, with a 1912 copy of The Times newspaper which was printed on the day he was born.

2019: Tinniswood celebrating his 107th birthday in August 2019.

Tinniswood in October 2019 at the age of 107.

2020: Tinniswood on his 108th birthday in 2020 with birthday card from the Queen.

John Tinniswood on his 109th birthday.

John Tinniswood on his 110th birthday:

John Tinniswood was born on August 26, 1912 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. Due to problems with his eyesight, Tinniswood was given an administrative role with Royal Mail during the Second World War, during which time he met his wife, Blodwen, at a dance in Liverpool. The couple married in 1942, and their only child, Susan, was born in 1943. The couple were married for 44 years until Blodwen died in 1986. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Tinniswood worked as an accountant for Shell and BP. Tinniswood currently lives in a care home in Southport, Merseyside, England. At the time of his 107th birthday in 2019, he was able to get out of bed unassisted, read the newspaper every morning, and still managed his own finances. Tinniswood is an avid Liverpool FC fan. He has said that his secret to longevity is “eating battered fish and chips every Friday”. Following the death of 108 year-old Harry Fransman on 25 September 2020, Tinniswood became the oldest known living man in the UK. On March 30, 2021, Tinniswood received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In August 2022, he celebrated his 110th birthday. In July 2023 he was the fifth-oldest known living person in the United Kingdom, behind Ethel Caterham, Edna Strickland, Mary Florence Walker, and Mary Keir.
The case of John Tinniswood was verified by Marisa Tinniswood, Oliver Trim, Oliver Thorpe, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the GRG on a TBA date.