Your favourite celeb is older than you think! People are discovering the stars who were alive at the same time as a major historical figure – and their minds are blown
People are discovering that what seems like distant history is closer than you might think, and it’s blowing their minds.
Taking to the AskUK forum on Reddit, a user invited posed the question: ‘Which two people does it seem totally crazy that they were alive at the same time?’
They kicked off the discussion saying that they find it ;absurd that Picasso was alive (albeit briefly) at the same time as Liam Gallagher’.
Proving your favourite celeb is probably older than you think, people also marvelled over the fact that Keanu Reeves was born in 1964, a year before the UK’s wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill died.
Meanwhile, Sir Rod Stewart, who was born in 1945, may well remember the era of Alber Einstein because he was 10-years-old when the Nobel prize-winning physicist died in 1955.
Sir Rod Stewart, 78, was born in 1945 and may well remember Albert Einstein being alive. Right: Albert Einstein pictured in 1951, when Sir Rod would have been six-years-old. The physicist died in 1955
Eminem was born in 1972, five years before Charlie Chaplin died. Right: Charlie Chaplin, in a scene from the 1925 film The Gold Rush, died in 1977
Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher was born in 1972, and artist Pablo PIcasso died a year later in 1973
Fans of Lil’ Kim pointed out that she was born in 1974, and noted the crossover with civil rights activist Rosa Parks who died in 2005.
The rapper was a huge star in the late 90s and early noughties and one commenter specualted: ‘Rosa passed away in 2005 so there is actually a possibility that she could have heard Big Momma Thang, How Many Licks, and Magic Stick.’
‘Charlie chaplin and 50 cent overlap by two years,’ another pointed out. ‘William Shatner was born the year Thomas Eddison died. Einstein and Oprah Winfrey overlap by about a decade.’
High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens was born in 1988. Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí died a year later in 1989 but suddenly seems a lot more modern when you consider he designed the Chupa Chups logo
People also marvelled over the fact that Keanu Reeves was born in 1964, a year before the UK’s wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill (right) died in 1965
Lil Kim (left) was born in 1974. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (right) died in 2005, and fans speculated that she could have potentially heard Lil Kim’s music in the late 90s
The Last Of Us star Pedro Pascal was born in 1964, a year before the death of Agatha Christie
Calvin Harris was born in 1984 and is old enough to remember classic movie star Audrey Hepburn being alive. She died in 1993, when Calvin was nine-years-old
People reflected on how recent historical events like World War II can seem when they consider that HItler’s henchman Rudolf Hess, pictured right at the Nuremberg trials, died in 1987 when Nicki Minaj (left) was five-years-old
Actor Zac Efron was born in 1987 and in 2016 he went to see Holiday Inn on Broadway, a musical based on the songs of Irving Berlin. Famed composer Irving Berlin died in 1989. two years after Zac Efron was born
Tennis and table tennis player Fredy Perry (left), who was world number one, died in 1995 when Andy Murray was 12-years-old. Also a world number one, Andy Murray (right) was born in 1987
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