List of famous people of the 20th century who changed the world with their great deeds. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Charles MansonCharles Manson
(Criminal and Murderer)

12 November 1934

19 November 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

British

Scorpio

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Pretoria

Canadian,American,South African

Cancer

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey
(Actor)

26 July 1959

South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Leo

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

02 December 1993

Rionegro

Colombian

Sagittarius

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Santo António

Portuguese

Aquarius

Matt LauerMatt Lauer

30 December 1957

New York City

American

Capricorn

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

23 July 1997

National City

American

Virgo

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
(Singer-songwriter)

08 October 1985

Honolulu

American

Libra

Logan PaulLogan Paul
(Social Media Personality, Vine Star, YouTuber and Actor)

01 April 1995

Westlake, Ohio, US

American

Aries

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S

American

Capricorn

Roger FedererRoger Federer
(Tennis Star)

08 August 1981

Basel, Switzerland

Swiss

Leo

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S

British,American

Scorpio

Har Gobind KhoranaHar Gobind Khorana

09 January 1922

09 November 2011

Punjab, India

American

Capricorn

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
(44th U.S. President)

04 August 1961

Honolulu, Hawai, USA

American

Leo

James FrancoJames Franco
(Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher)

19 April 1978

Palo Alto, California, U.S

American

Aries

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

25 June 2009

Gary

American

Virgo

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher

21 October 1956

27 December 2016

Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

American

Libra

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

Sherman Oaks

American

Aquarius

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
(Former PM & President of Zimbabwe)

21 February 1924

Harare, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean

Pisces

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

Akron, Ohio

American

Capricorn

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

Grand Prairie

American

Cancer

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
(Entertainer)

17 January 1949

16 May 1984

New York City

American

Capricorn

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas
(Actor)

09 December 1916

Amsterdam, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

28 November 1994

West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.

American

Taurus

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Melbourne, Australia

Australian

Leo

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian,American

Virgo

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

British

Aries

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Chernivtsi

Ukrainian,American

Leo

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

Hollywood, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

Brooklyn

American

Aquarius

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Syracuse

American

Cancer

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
(Film Producer)

19 March 1952

Flushing, New York City

American

Pisces

Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin

26 August 1980

New York City, U.S.

American

Virgo

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian

Libra

Al FrankenAl Franken

21 May 1951

New York City

American

Taurus

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

05 October 2011

San Francisco

American

Pisces

Corey HaimCorey Haim
(Actor)

23 December 1971

10 March 2010

Toronto, Canada

Canadian

Capricorn

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Zac EfronZac Efron
(Actor and Singer)

18 October 1987

San Luis Obispo, California, U.S

American

Libra

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
(Actress)

02 July 1990

Dalby, Australia

Australian

Cancer

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Tom HanksTom Hanks
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

09 July 1956

Concord, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Mariah CareyMariah Carey

27 March 1970

Huntington

American

Aries

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

New York City

American

Scorpio

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

West Philadelphia

American

Libra

Jackie ChanJackie Chan
(Actor, Martial Artist)

07 April 1954

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Aries

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

24 January 1989

Burlington

American

Sagittarius

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Leo

Bill GatesBill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

28 October 1955

Seattle

American

Scorpio

Carol BurnettCarol Burnett
(Actress)

26 April 1933

San Antonio

American

Taurus

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson
(Actor)

07 June 1952

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

American

Gemini

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Israeli,American

Gemini

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Thal

American

Leo

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Australian

Aries

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

British

Aries

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

New York, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
(Actor, Martial Artist)

27 November 1940

20 July 1973

San Francisco

Chinese,American

Sagittarius

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

British

Virgo

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

British

Capricorn

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
(Musician)

06 January 1953

Glasgow

Australian

Capricorn

Laura DernLaura Dern
(Actress, Director)

10 February 1967

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Aquarius

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

British

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

British

Aries

Louis CKLouis C.K.
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer)

12 September 1967

Washington, D.C.

Mexican,American

Virgo

Jake PaulJake Paul
(Social Media Personality, Vine Star, Actor and Model)

17 January 1997

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

American

Capricorn

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Australian,American

Gemini

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Teddington

British

Aries

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Detroit, Michigan

American

Aries

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress)

23 November 1992

Nashville

American

Sagittarius

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
(Actress)

22 March 1976

New Orleans

American

Aries

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
(Actor)

15 August 1972

Berkeley

American

Leo

Bella ThorneBella Thorne
(Actress, singer)

08 October 1997

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

American

Libra

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
(Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress)

03 October 1969

Fullerton

American

Libra

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

Benoni, Gauteng

American,South African

Leo

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)

09 January 1982

Royal Berkshire Hospital

British

Capricorn

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Saint Petersburg

Soviet Russian,Russian

Libra

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
(40th President of the United States)

06 February 1911

05 June 2004

Tampico

American

Aquarius

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea)

08 January 1983

Pyongyang

Korean

Capricorn

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep

22 June 1949

Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Cancer

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle

24 August 1973

Washington, D.C.

American

Virgo

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