Jiroemon Kimura from Kyoto celebrates his 115th birthday with four generations of his family thanking “the sun above” for his longevity. Born in Japan on April 19, 1897, Kimura would have been six-years-old when the Wright brothers flew the first-ever plane, and 64-years-old when Yuri Gagarin first flew into space. His feat as the world’s oldest man has been recognised by Gerontology Research Group, an international body that deals in longevity research. He is undisputedly the third oldest man ever recorded. He has 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.