This is a list of people who held the title of “World’s oldest woman”, but did not hold the title of “World’s oldest person” (WOP) at the same time. This list does not go earlier than 1955, as that is when Guinness World records was established. If the following women went on to become the world’s oldest person (WOP) it is listed in the last column. There have been a total of 5 years and 307 days where a man has been the oldest validated living person since 1955.

From To oldest during Name Age when oldest lifespan Country WOP at the time became WOP
6 Mar 1965 24 July 1965 140 days Auguste Pahl  109 23 Nov 1855 - 24 July 1965, 109 years, 243 days GermanyGER William Fullingim No
24 July 1965 10 Jan 1966  139 days, + 157 as WOP Hannah Smith 109, 109-110 as WOP 7 Jan 1856 - 10 Jan 1966, 110 years, 3 days United Kingdom UK William Fullingim  6 Aug 1965
10 Jan 1966 26 Nov 1966 318 days Yoshigiku Ito 109-110 3 Aug 1856 - 26 Nov 1966, 110 years, 115 days JapanJPN John Mosley Turner No
26 Nov 1966 16 June 1968 1 year, 153 days, + 87 as WOP Johanna Booysen 109-111, 111 as WOP 17 Jan 1857 - 16 June 1968, 111 years, 151 days South AfricaZAF John Mosley Turner 21 Mar 1968
13 Oct 1983 21 Oct 1986 1 year, 127 days, + 1 year, 247 days as WOP Augusta Holtz  112-113, 113-115 as WOP 3 Aug 1871 - 21 Oct 1986, 115 years, 79 days United StatesUSA Mathew Beard 16 Feb 1985
29 Dec 2009 13 Nov 2003 303 days, + 15 as WOP Mitoyo Kawate 113-114, 114 as WOP 15 May 1889 - 13 Nov 2003, 114 years, 182 days JapanJPN Yukichi Chunganji 28 Sept 2003
11 Dec 2006 28 Jan 2007 38 days + 10 as WOP Julie Winnefred Bertrand 115 16 Sept 1891 - 18 Jan 2007, 115 years, 124 days CanadaCAN Emiliano Mercado Del Toro No
18 Jan 2007 28 Jan 2007 6 days, + 4 as WOP Emma Tillman 114, 114 as WOP 22 Nov 1892 - 28 Jan 2007, 114 years, 67 days United StatesUSA Emiliano Mercado Del Toro 28 Jan 2007
17 Dec 2012 12 Jan 2013 26 days Koto Okubo 114-115 24 Dec 1897 - 12 Jan 2013, 115 years, 19 days JapanJPN Jiroemon Kimura  No
12 Jan 2013 1 Apr 2015 152 days, + 1 year, 292 days as WOP Misao Okawa 114-115, 115-117 as WOP 5 Mar 1898 - 1 Apr 2015, 117 years, 27 days JapanJPN Jiroemon Kimura  12 June 2013

References

https://grg.org/Adams/A.htm

http://www.bad-bad.de/gesch/auguste-pahl.htm

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