The 20th century was a highly dynamic period in the human history. The period saw tremendous growth in scientific accomplishments, explorations of new regions, discovery of new elements and minerals, advancement in technology, and the emergence of several social justice movements. Many great souls were born in the 20th century in different parts of the world which helped in giving a new direction to world history through their contributions. In world politics, one of the most influential figures to emerge was Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician. The recipient of more than 100 awards and honors, he was indeed one of the most influential people in the 20th century. Talking of science and technology, the 20th century saw the invention of the most revolutionary concept in human history: the internet. Tim Berners Lee, the man who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) is another major figure born in this era. Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, and Richard Attenborough are among the other famous figures of the 20th century. Read on to discover more about these amazing people and their contributions to the world.
Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941, American
Politician

ShakiraShakira
02 February 1977, Colombian
Singer

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
09 December 1916, American
Actor

Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Politician

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
Vice President of the U.S.A

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938, American
Singer-Songwriter

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer
Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist
EminemEminem
17 October 1972, American
Rapper

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Actress

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

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Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Bong Joon-hoBong Joon-ho
14 September 1969, South Korean
Film Director

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, British, American
British Prime Minister

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American
Politician
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942, American
Terrorist, Anarchist
Pope FrancisPope Francis
17 December 1936, Argentinian
 

Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director

Chris PrattChris Pratt
21 June 1979, American
Actor
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American
Actor
Fred RogersFred Rogers
20 March 1928, American
Television Personality

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft
Michael DouglasMichael Douglas
25 September 1944, American
Actor, Producer

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American
Boxer

Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965, British
Film Director
Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 

Neal PeartNeil Peart
12 September 1952, Canadian
Musician, Songwriter

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States
Maggie BairdMaggie Baird
30 March 1959, American
Actress

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union
29 October 1972, American
Actress
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955, American
Co-founder of Apple

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer
Malcolm XMalcolm X
19 May 1925, American
Activist

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI
16 April 1927, German
Pope
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist
betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Physicist

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
17 August 1943, American
Actor

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
17 January 1962, Canadian, American
Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989, British
Actress

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
18 December 1946, American
Filmmaker
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947, American
Former American Football Player

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
07 October 1952, Russian
President of Russia
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
22 May 1987, Serbian
Tennis player
Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Actor
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Rapper