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

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un
08 January 1983, North Korean
Supreme Leader of North Korea

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

Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
13 May 1961, American
Basketball Player

Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
Vice President of the U.S.A
Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938, American

David KoreshDavid Koresh
17 August 1959, American
Religious Leader

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Tom HanksTom Hanks
09 July 1956, American
Academy Award Winning Actor

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932, American

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player

Phil JacksonPhil Jackson
17 September 1945, American
Former Basketball Player, Executive & Coach

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American
Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of

Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966, American

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
11 August 1983, Australian
Rock HudsonRock Hudson
17 November 1925, American

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

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941, American

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales
Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
21 August 1930, British

Jason BatemanJason Bateman
14 January 1969, American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American

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Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller
08 June 1927, American

Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American

Steve KerrSteve Kerr
27 September 1965, Lebanese, American
Basketball Player
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian, Lebanese

Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein
19 March 1952, American
Film Producer

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

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
03 June 1967, American
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971, American
Actor, Singer

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942, American
Terrorist, Anarchist
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer

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

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, Austrian, American
Former Governor of California
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American

Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson
14 August 1959, American
Basketball player
Al CaponeAl Capone
17 January 1899, American

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

Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-il
16 February 1941, North Korean
Former Supreme Leader of North Korea

Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934, American
Criminal and Murderer

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922, American

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

The WeekndThe Weeknd
16 February 1990, Canadian
Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix
28 October 1974, Puerto Rican, American

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942, British
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

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

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
09 July 1938, American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
06 July 1946, American
Actor, Director
Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
21 May 1960, American
Serial Killer, Sex Offender

Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin
18 December 1878, Georgian, Russian
Communist Revolutionary & Ruler of former USSR

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
18 August 1933, French, Polish
French-Polish Film Director

Carmen ElectraCarmen Electra
20 April 1972, American
Vin DieselVin Diesel
18 July 1967, American
Actor, Filmmaker

17 October 1972, American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American
Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938, American
American singer-songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American

Al PacinoAl Pacino
25 April 1940, American

Ben StillerBen Stiller
30 November 1965, American
Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Actor, Producer

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American

The UndertakerThe Undertaker
24 March 1965, American
Professional Wrestler

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
01 August 1979, American

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
06 February 1911, American
40th U.S. President
Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi
26 March 1940, American

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
02 July 1990, Australian
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
29 January 1945, American

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946, American
Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
07 October 1952, Russian
President of Russia
Gigi HadidGigi Hadid
23 April 1995, American