|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.
Date was married twice and had seven children. 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
- 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
|Australia's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Robert Hewson • Gordon Williams • Frederick McGill • Robert McMieken • Kosta Malco • James Wright • Robert Jordan • Jack Lockett • William Caddy • Sydney Bond • Frank Scarrabelotti • John Campbell Ross • Claude Choules • James Hope • Fred Lunghusen • Alfred Date • Alfred Powell • Hilton Nunn • Dexter Kruger • Frank Mawer