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.
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator
Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American
Actor

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court

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

Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, Canadian, American, South African
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Kelly PrestonKelly Preston
13 October 1962, American
Actress
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961, French, British, American
Socialite

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
04 November 1929, Indian
Human Computer

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of Amazon.com

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese
Actor

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Actor

Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977, American
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Actor

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
18 February 1954, American
Actor

Jill BidenJill Biden
03 June 1951, American
Former Second Lady of the United States

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
07 August 1975, American, South African
 
Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor

Douglas EmhoffDouglas Emhoff
1964 AD, American
Lawyer, Husband of Kamala Harris
Maya HarrisMaya Harris
30 January 1967, American
Lawyer

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987, American
Actor, Singer

Olivia de HavillandOlivia de Havilland
01 July 1916, French, British, American
Actress
Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American
Boxer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Singer-songwriter
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867, French, Polish
First woman to win a Nobel Prize

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American
Singer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American
Actor

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Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Ralph George Macchio Jr.Ralph Macchio
04 November 1961, American
Actor

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American
Politician
George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930, Hungarian, American
Investor, Philanthropist

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Actress

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter

Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940, Chinese, American
Actor, Martial Artist

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Actor

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

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Joseph James DeAngeloJoseph James DeAngelo
08 November 1945, American
Serial Killer

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
07 October 1952, Russian
President of Russia

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress
Zodiac KillerZodiac Killer
 , American
Serial killer

Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor
Shia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf
11 June 1986, American
Actor

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Physicist

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams
17 November 1978, Canadian
 

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

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American
Singer
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American
 

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

Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American
 

Tammy DuckworthTammy Duckworth
12 March 1968, Thai, American
U.S. Representative
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord
Cory MonteithCory Monteith
11 May 1982, Canadian
Actor

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American
Rapper

Donald Trump Jr.Donald Trump Jr.
31 December 1977, American
Businessman
Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
 
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American
Actor

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992, American
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Bill ClintonBill Clinton
19 August 1946, American
 
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993, British
Singer

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
21 August 1930, British
Princess

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom Jr.
06 August 1981, American
Actor
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales
Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American
Model

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
11 December 1935, Indian
13th President of India

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Singer-songwriter

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968, American
Singer-songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915, American
Singer and Actor

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994, British
Singer

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer
Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
30 August 1972, American
Actress

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American
Actor
Noriyuki MoritaPat Morita
28 June 1932, American
Actor, Comedian

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960, British
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter
01 October 1924, American
39th U.S. President