|Birth:||8 November 1905|
London, United Kingdom
|Death:||2 May 2016|
|Age:||110 years, 176 days|
Alfred "Alfie" Date (8 November 1905 – 2 May 2016) was an Australian supercentenarian, who was the oldest living man in Australia and the second oldest living person in Australia at the time of his death.
Alfred Samuel Date was born in London, England, on 8 November 1905. He moved with his parents, George and Harriet, to Australia in 1911, to escape the looming trouble in Europe.
He also had a hobby for knitting which he learnt from his sister-in-law in the 1930's. In recent years, he knit jumper sweaters for penguins living in Phillip Island as a volunteer for a penguin foundation.
He died on 2 May 2016 at the age of 110 years, 176 days.
- ↑ Pearls of wisdom from Alfred Date, Australia's oldest man Daily Telegraph. 9 July 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Classic Encounters Paris Apple Hotel. 8 November 2015
- ↑ Australia's oldest man Alfie Date, 109, knits sweaters for penguins MailOnline. February 11 2015
- ↑ How do you live to be over 100? Alf Date knows how Daily Telegraph. 10 November 2015
- ↑ 110-year-old Alf Date dies peacefully at his Umina Beach nursing home Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2016